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Table 1 Definition and classification of hypertension in children and adolescents

From: Focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents

Category Systolic or diastolic blood pressure percentile
Normal < 90th
Pre-hypertension ≥ 90th and < 95th
≥ 120/80 mmHg independently of the 90th percentile value in adolescents
Stage 1 hypertension ≥ 95th and < 99th + 5 mmHg
Stage 2 hypertension ≥ 99th + 5 mmHg
  1. 4° Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics 2004[4].