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  Blood Pressure Percentiles for Boys 2 to 17 years old (2004 standard)

Systolic BP  
Diastolic BP  
Height Percentile  
Systolic BP Percentile  
Diastolic BP Percentile  
Threshold for Stage II hypertension*
(defined as 99th percentile plus 5 mmHg)
SBP Threshold  
DBP Threshold  
Decimal Precision  

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  Systolic BP Percentile Interpretation

Percentile < 90: Normal Systolic Blood Pressure
Percentile >= 90 and < 95: Prehypertensive Systolic Blood Pressure
Percentile >= 95: Hypertensive Systolic Blood Pressure


  Diastolic BP Percentile Interpretation

Percentile < 90: Normal Diastolic Blood Pressure
Percentile >= 90 and < 95: Prehypertensive Diastolic Blood Pressure
Percentile >= 95: Hypertensive Diastolic Blood Pressure


Related Results

  1. National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. The fourth report on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2004 Aug;114(2 Suppl 4th Report):555-76. PubMed ID: 15286277 PubMed Logo
  2. Percentile conversion from Z-score is done by table look-up in the standard normal table. Percentiles are provided for Z-scores between -3.09 and 3.09. Values beyond these extremes return percentiles of 0.1 and 99.9, respectively.
  3. Click for Normal Data Table
  4. National health and nutrition survey (NHANES), CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. Click for LMS Parameters for Boys: Height for Age

Associated Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] Terms
         Adolescent,   Anthropometry,   Antihypertensive Agents,   Auscultation,   Blood Pressure Determination,   Body Height,   Child,   Comorbidity,   Diagnosis,   Differential,   Female,   Humans,   Hyperinsulinism,   Hyperlipidemias,   Hypertension,   Life Style,   Male,   Mass Screening,   National Institutes of Health (U.S.),   Obesity,   Physical Examination,   Physician's Practice Patterns,   Population Surveillance,   Preschool,   Prevalence,   Reference Values,   Renovascular,   School Health Services,   Sleep Apnea Syndromes

Associated Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes [LOINC]
Parameter LOINC's and Suggested Units
Age 21612-7 : Years old      21612-7 : yr      21612-7 : years      30525-0 : Years old      30525-0 : yr      30525-0 : years      
Height 8302-2 : cm      
Systolic BP 8480-6 : mmHg      
Diastolic BP 8462-4 : mmHg      
Systolic BP Percentile 72165-4 : %      
Diastolic BP Percentile 72164-7 : %      

This material contains content from LOINC® (http://loinc.org). The LOINC table, LOINC codes, and LOINC panels and forms file are copyright © 1995-2014, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee and available at no cost under the license at http://loinc.org/terms-of-use.

Associated ICD10-CM Codes
   I10Essential (primary) hypertension

Associated ICD9-CM Codes
   401.1Benign hypertension
   401.9Hypertension nos

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