JNC VI Goals for BP
hypertension: Primary hypertension. Without an identified cause.
NHANES - Trends in
Awareness, Treatment, and Control of High Blood Pressure in Adults Ages 18 –
* High blood pressure is systolic blood pressure (SBP)
Hg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP)
mm Hg or taking antihypertensive medication.
<140 mm Hg and DBP < 90 mm Hg
These increases in awareness, treatment and control of hypertension has led
to a decrease in the age adjusted death rates from stroke by 60%29and from coronary heart disease by 53%30
benefits are particularly striking in women >50yrs
However, since 1993…