Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC)

Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC)-Classification and Common Terminology criteria for Adverse Events

                    Blood Pressure Classification             Systolic B.P.       Diastolic B.P.

Normal <120 <80

Prehypertension 120-139 80-90

Stage 1 hypertension 140-159 90-99

Stage 2 >160 >100

JNC 8 guidelines for treatment for individuals aged 60 years or older at 150/90 mm Hg.

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