Blood Pressure Category Systolic
mm Hg
(upper #)
  Diastolic
mm Hg
(lower #)
Normal less than 120 and

less than 80

Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89

High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension)
Stage 1

140-159 or 90-99
High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension)
Stage 2
160 or higher or

100 or higher

Hypertension Crisis
(Emergency care needed)

Above 180 or Above 110