Categories for Blood Pressure Levels in Adults

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Blood Pressure Levels in Adults
Category
Normal
Prehypertension
High Blood Pressure
Stage 1
Stage 2
Systolic
(Top Number)
Less than 120
120–139
140–159
160 or higher
Diastolic
(Bottom Number)
Less than 80
80–89
90–99
100 or higher
Categories for Blood Pressure Levels in Adults
(in mmHg, millimeters of mercury)
*A blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg or higher is considered high blood pressure in people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. www.nhlbi.nih.gov