Red Book

Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease

Blood pressure

Age range chart

0-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 >80

BP should be measured in all adults from 18 years of age (A) at least every two years. BP should be interpreted in the context of an absolute CVD risk assessment after 45 years of age (35 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; B). Secondary causes of hypertension and ‘white coat’ hypertension should be considered.

Table 8.2.1

Table 8.2.1

Hypertension: Identifying risk

Table 8.2.2

Table 8.2.2

Hypertension: Preventive interventions

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