APPENDIX A.

Demographic Data on Height/Blood Pressure Distribution Curves by Study Population

SourceAge, yGenderEthnic GroupPersons Visits SBP AvailablePersons Visits DBP.5 AvailableTotal No. of Persons Visits
MaleFemaleBlackHispanicWhiteAsianNative AmericanOtherMissing
National Institutes of Health6–17189617516000296300840364736093647
364736093647
Pittsburgh1–5148137108017600012850285
8930893
Dallas13–1759165649526615704729000011 56511 56511 565
21 86021 85221 860
Bogalusa1–17375136072480048780000735807358
15 882015 882
Houston3–17145713776371341748230085283402834
283402834
South Carolina4–17316732633110033200000643063686430
643063686430
Iowa5–17209919930040920000409204092
409204092
Providence1–32302312444310020461371461
898560898
Minnesota9–1799919418342255511 31116776441800019 40919 20719 409
19 40919 20719 409
NHANES III5–172465257717701830132464101232504243045042
504243045042
NHANES 1999–20008–171041106360598843700740210420762104
210420762104
Total (percent of total)1–1732 16131 06618 022628834 4091764654197211863 22747 50063 227
(51)(49)(29)(10)(54)(3)(1)(3)(0)83 09157 97683 091
  • DBP .5, DBP (Korotkoff 5).

  • Table differs from the 1997 report: updated height percentile used; subjects whose height Z score was less than −6 or greater than 6 were excluded.