TABLE 2

BP Values for Prehypertension (90th to <95th Percentile) and Hypertension (≥95th Percentile)

Age, yBP PercentileSystolic BP, mm HgDiastolic BP, mm Hg
10th Height Percentile50th Height Percentile90th Height Percentile10th Height Percentile50th Height Percentile90th Height Percentile
Boys
    1390th118120120757779
95th122126129798183
    1590th120120120777980
95th127131134818385
    1790th120120120808080
95th132136139858788
Girls
    1390th118120120767779
95th122124127808183
    1590th120120120787980
95th125127130828385
    1790th120120120798080
95th126129131838485
  • Age- and gender-determined height data for the 5th through 95th percentiles were used in the data analysis, although the table is limited to the 10th, 50th, and 90th height percentiles. For systolic BP, 120 mm Hg was used if the 90th percentile was >120 mm Hg. For diastolic BP, 80 mm Hg was used if the 90th percentile was >80 mm Hg.