TABLE 1

BP Criteria for Diagnosis of Hypertension10

NormalPrehypertensionStage I HypertensionStage II Hypertension
Age 3–11 y<90th percentile90th–<95th percentile95th–99th percentile + 5 mm Hg>99th percentile + 5 mm Hg
Age 12–17 y<90th percentile90th–<95th percentile or > 120/80 mm Hg95th-99th percentile + 5 mm Hg>99th percentile + 5 mm Hg
  • BP criteria are based on an average of measurements taken on 3 occasions.