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Table 2 Blood pressure measurement protocols used in EHES pilot surveys

From: Challenges in standardization of blood pressure measurement at the population level

Pilot survey Number of participants Survey period Mean room temperature °C (min, max) Arm used Posture of the subject during the measurement Device type Device model Used cuff sizes (recommended arm circumference) Side of stethoscope when auscultation method used
A 123 May-Jun 2011 22.3 (21,24) Right Sitting Mercury sphygmomanometer Riester diplomat presometer 22–32 cm and 33–41 cm Bell
B 111 Apr-Jul 2011 25.0 (18,33) Right1,2 Sitting3,4 Mercury sphygmomanometer Riester diplomat presometer 17–26 cm, 24–32 cm, 32–48 cm Diaphragm
C 393 Oct 2010-Jan 2011 22.8 (21,26) Right Sitting Mercury sphygmomanometer Riva Rocci ≤34 cm, > 34 cm Bell
D 183 Nov 2010-Jan 2011 23.3 (22,24) Right1,2 Sitting3,4 Oscillometric device Omron i-c10 22–42 cm not relevant
E 305 May-Jun 2011 23.0 (16,29) Right1 Sitting Oscillometric device Omron i-c10 22–42 cm not relevant
F 131 Nov 2010-Feb 2011 23.2 (22,25) Right1,2 Sitting3,4 Oscillometric device Omron i-c10 22–42 cm, > 42 cm not relevant
G 1302 Oct-Dec 2010 # Right1 Sitting Oscillometric device Omron M6 17–22 cm, 22–32 cm, 32–42 cm not relevant
H 137 May-Jul 2010 # Right1,2 Sitting3 Oscillometric device Omron M6 22–32 cm not relevant
I 168 Jan-Mar 2011 21.3 (16,25) Right1,2 Sitting3,4 Oscillometric device Omron 705IT ≤21 cm, 22–31 cm, ≥ 32 cm not relevant
J 922 Jan-May 2011 19.4 (12,25) Right1 Sitting Oscillometric device Omron HEM-907 17–22 cm, 22–32 cm, 32–42 cm not relevant
K 190 Jun-Jul 2011 23.4 (19,32) Right1 Sitting3 Oscillometric device Datascope Accutorr Plus 13–20 cm, 21–27 cm, 28–35 cm, 36–46 cm not relevant
L 162 Nov-Dec 2010 # Right1 Sitting Oscillometric device Citizen CH-432B 20–26 cm, 25–34 cm, 32–43 cm not relevant
  1. # Room temperature not measured, 1If the measurement was done on the left arm that was recorded, 2The reason for use of left arm was also recorded, 3If the measurement was done in the supine posture, that was recorded, 4The reason why the measurement was done in the supine posture was also recorded.