Table 1. BP Classification: JNC-7 vs NHBPEP

JNC-7 BP Classification (Nonpregnant), mm HgNHBPEP BP Classification (Pregnant), mm Hg
JNC-7 indicates the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure4; NHBPEP, National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group Report on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy.1
NormalNormal/acceptable in pregnancy
SBP≤120 and DBP≤80SBP≤140 and DBP≤90
SBP 120 to 139 or DBP 80 to 89
Stage 1 hypertensionMild hypertension
SBP 140 to 159 or DBP 90 to 99SBP 140 to 150 or DBP 90 to 109
Stage 2 hypertensionSevere hypertension
SBP 160 to 179 or DBP 100 to 110≥160 systolic or ≥110 diastolic
Stage 3 hypertension
SBP 180 to 209 or DBP 110 to 119