How to use BP reference charts for children

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For defining hypertension child’s blood pressure needs to be compared with reference charts for that age and height centile. 

The reference charts by AAP may be accessed at website of AAP or CLICK HERE to VIEW

A simplified table based on 90th centile BP for 5th percentile height may be used as a screening tool. Abnormal values need to be compared with reference charts.

Age in yrsBOYS
Systolic BP
BOYS
Diastolic BP
GIRLS
Systolic BP
GIRLS
Diastolic BP
198529854
21005510158
31015810260
41026010362
51036310464
61056610567
71066810668
81076910769
91077010871
101087210972
111107411174
121137511475
>131208012080

Read 2017 Guidelines on HTN by AAP

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