Table 2-3.

Reduction in BP Required to Increase Prevalence of Ideal BP Among Adults ≥20 Years of Age: NHANES 2011 to 2012

Percent BP ideal among adults, 2011–201242.17
20% Relative increase in ideal BP among adults50.60
Percent whose BP would be ideal if population mean BP were lowered by the following*:
 2 mm Hg53.62
 3 mm Hg57.42
 4 mm Hg59.39
 5 mm Hg63.40
  • Data are percentages and are standardized to the age distribution of the 2000 US standard population. BP indicates blood pressure; and NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  • * Reduction in BP = (observed average systolic−X mm Hg) and (observed average diastolic−X mm Hg).