TABLE 5

BP Levels for Girls by Age and Height Percentile

Age (y)BP PercentileSBP (mm Hg)DBP (mm Hg)
Height Percentile or Measured HeightHeight Percentile or Measured Height
5%10%25%50%75%90%95%5%10%25%50%75%90%95%
1Height (in)29.730.230.931.832.733.433.929.730.230.931.832.733.433.9
Height (cm)75.476.678.680.88384.986.175.476.678.680.88384.986.1
50th8485868687888841424243444546
90th98999910010110210254555656575858
95th10110210210310410510559596060616262
95th + 12 mm Hg11311411411511611711771717272737474
2Height (in)33.43434.935.936.937.838.433.43434.935.936.937.838.4
Height (cm)84.986.388.691.193.79697.484.986.388.691.193.79697.4
50th8787888990919145464748495051
90th10110110210310410510658585960616262
95th10410510610610710810962636364656666
95th + 12 mm Hg11611711811811912012174757576777878
3Height (in)35.836.437.338.439.640.641.235.836.437.338.439.640.641.2
Height (cm)9192.494.997.6100.5103.1104.69192.494.997.6100.5103.1104.6
50th8889899091929348484950515353
90th10210310410410510610760616162636465
95th10610610710810911011064656566676869
95th + 12 mm Hg11811811912012112212276777778798081
4Height (in)38.338.939.941.142.443.544.238.338.939.941.142.443.544.2
Height (cm)97.298.8101.4104.5107.6110.5112.297.298.8101.4104.5107.6110.5112.2
50th8990919293949450515153545555
90th10310410510610710810862636465666767
95th10710810910911011111266676869707071
95th + 12 mm Hg11912012112112212312478798081828283
5Height (in)40.841.542.643.945.246.547.340.841.542.643.945.246.547.3
Height (cm)103.6105.3108.2111.5114.9118.1120103.6105.3108.2111.5114.9118.1120
50th9091929394959652525355565757
90th10410510610710810911064656667686970
95th10810910911011111211368697071727373
95th + 12 mm Hg12012112112212312412580818283848585
6Height (in)43.34445.246.648.149.450.343.34445.246.648.149.450.3
Height (cm)110111.8114.9118.4122.1125.6127.7110111.8114.9118.4122.1125.6127.7
50th9292939496979754545556575859
90th10510610710810911011167676869707171
95th10910911011111211311470717272737474
95th + 12 mm Hg12112112212312412512682838484858686
7Height (in)45.646.447.749.250.752.15345.646.447.749.250.752.153
Height (cm)115.9117.8121.1124.9128.8132.5134.7115.9117.8121.1124.9128.8132.5134.7
50th9293949597989955555657585960
90th10610610710911011111268686970717272
95th10911011111211311411572727373747475
95th + 12 mm Hg12112212312412512612784848585868687
8Height (in)47.648.449.851.45354.555.547.648.449.851.45354.555.5
Height (cm)121123126.5130.6134.7138.5140.9121123126.5130.6134.7138.5140.9
50th93949597989910056565759606161
90th10710710811011111211369707172727373
95th11011111211311511611772737474757575
95th + 12 mm Hg12212312412512712812984858686878787
9Height (in)49.350.251.753.455.156.757.749.350.251.753.455.156.757.7
Height (cm)125.3127.6131.3135.6140.1144.1146.6125.3127.6131.3135.6140.1144.1146.6
50th959597989910010157585960606161
90th10810810911111211311471717273737373
95th11211211311411611711874747575757575
95th + 12 mm Hg12412412512612812913086868787878787
10Height (in)51.15253.755.557.459.160.251.15253.755.557.459.160.2
Height (cm)129.7132.2136.3141145.8150.2152.8129.7132.2136.3141145.8150.2152.8
50th9697989910110210358595960616162
90th10911011111211311511672737373737373
95th11311411411611711912075757676767676
95th + 12 mm Hg12512612612812913113287878888888888
11Height (in)53.454.556.258.260.261.96353.454.556.258.260.261.963
Height (cm)135.6138.3142.8147.8152.8157.3160135.6138.3142.8147.8152.8157.3160
50th989910110210410510660606061626364
90th11111211311411611812074747474747575
95th11511611711812012312476777777777777
95th + 12 mm Hg12712812913013213513688898989898989
12Height (in)56.257.35960.962.864.565.556.257.35960.962.864.565.5
Height (cm)142.8145.5149.9154.8159.6163.8166.4142.8145.5149.9154.8159.6163.8166.4
50th10210210410510710810861616162646565
90th11411511611812012212275757575767676
95th11811912012212412512678787878797979
95th and 12 mm Hg13013113213413613713890909090919191
13Height (in)58.359.360.962.764.566.16758.359.360.962.764.566.167
Height (cm)148.1150.6154.7159.2163.7167.8170.2148.1150.6154.7159.2163.7167.8170.2
50th10410510610710810810962626364656566
90th11611711912112212312375757576767676
95th12112212312412612612779797979808081
95th + 12 mm Hg13313413513613813813991919191929293
14Height (in)59.360.261.863.565.266.867.759.360.261.863.565.266.867.7
Height (cm)150.6153156.9161.3165.7169.7172.1150.6153156.9161.3165.7169.7172.1
50th10510610710810910910963636465666666
90th11811812012212312312376767676777777
95th12312312412512612712780808080818182
95th + 12 mm Hg13513513613713813913992929292939394
15Height (in)59.760.662.263.965.667.268.159.760.662.263.965.667.268.1
Height (cm)151.7154157.9162.3166.7170.6173151.7154157.9162.3166.7170.6173
50th10510610710810910910964646465666767
90th11811912112212312312476767677777878
95th12412412512612712712880808081828282
95th + 12 mm Hg13613613713813913914092929293949494
16Height (in)59.960.862.464.165.867.368.359.960.862.464.165.867.368.3
Height (cm)152.1154.5158.4162.8167.1171.1173.4152.1154.5158.4162.8167.1171.1173.4
50th10610710810910911011064646566666767
90th11912012212312412412476767677787878
95th12412512512712712812880808081828282
95th + 12 mm Hg13613713713913914014092929293949494
17Height (in)60.060.962.564.265.967.468.460.060.962.564.265.967.468.4
Height (cm)152.4154.7158.7163.0167.4171.3173.7152.4154.7158.7163.0167.4171.3173.7
50th10710810911011011011164646566666667
90th12012112312412412512576767777787878
95th12512512612712812812880808081828282
95th + 12 mm Hg13713713813914014014092929293949494
  • Use percentile values to stage BP readings according to the scheme in Table 3 (elevated BP: ≥90th percentile; stage 1 HTN: ≥95th percentile; and stage 2 HTN: ≥95th percentile + 12 mm Hg). The 50th, 90th, and 95th percentiles were derived by using quantile regression on the basis of normal-weight children (BMI <85th percentile).77