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Table 2 Hypertension diagnostic criteria.

From: Validation of diabetes mellitus and hypertension diagnosis in computerized medical records in primary health care

Hypertension diagnostic criteria
• Average of two or more properly measured, systolic blood pressure readings on each of two or more office visits ≥ 140 mmHg (≥ 130 mmHg for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease)
• Average of two or more properly measured, diastolic blood pressure readings on each of two or more office visits ≥ 90 mmHg (≥ 80 mmHg for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease)
• On therapy with antihypertensive medications and diagnosis of Hypertension in medical records.