Table 2-3.

Reduction in BP Required to Increase Prevalence of Ideal BP Among Adults ≥20 Years Old: NHANES 2013 to 2014

Percent BP ideal among adults, 2013–201445.4
20% Relative increase54.4
Percent whose BP would be ideal if population mean BP were lowered by*
 2 mm Hg49.5
 3 mm Hg51.7
 4 mm Hg52.9
 5 mm Hg55.3
  • Reduction in BP=(observed average systolic BP−X mm Hg) and (observed average diastolic BP−X mm Hg). BP indicates blood pressure; and NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  • * Standardized to the age distribution of the 2000 US standard population.