Reference values for the ambulatory blood pressure and the blood pressure measured at home: A population study

J. Staessen, C. J. Bulpitt, R. Fagard, G. Mancia, E. T. O'Brien, L. Thijs, G. Vyncke, A. Amery

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Abstract

In order to determine reference values for the ambulatory blood pressure, a population sample of 328 subjects, aged 20-81 years, who reported themselves to be in good health, was investigated. The ambulatory blood pressure was recorded over 24 h, taking measurements at 20 min intervals from 8 am to 10 pm, and at 45 min intervals from 10 pm to 8 am. Blood pressure was also measured by trained observers on each of two separate home visits (5 readings per visit). The ambulatory blood pressure in the 328 subjects averaged 118/71 mmHg over 24 h, 124/76 mmHg during the day (10 am-8 pm), and 108/62 mmHg at night (0 am-6 am). Blood pressure measured by an observer at the occasion of the second home visit was 4/5 mmHg lower (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Volume5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Staessen, J., Bulpitt, C. J., Fagard, R., Mancia, G., O'Brien, E. T., Thijs, L., Vyncke, G., & Amery, A. (1991). Reference values for the ambulatory blood pressure and the blood pressure measured at home: A population study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 5(5), 355-361.