How is pediatric hypertension defined in the JNC 7 guidelines?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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According to Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), pediatric hypertension is defined as high blood pressure (BP) that persists on repeated measurements, at the 95th percentile or higher for age, height, and sex. [5]


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