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Table 9.5 Mean systolic pressure ( SBP) and mean diastolic pressure ( DBP), 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008/2009 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over and with a valid blood pressure reading
1995, 1998, 2003, 2008/2009 combined

SBP and DBP (mmHg)

Age

Total 16+

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

Total
16-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Mean SBP

1995

123.3

126.1

126.8

130.5

137.4

n/a

n/a

128.3

n/a

1998

122.6

125.0

125.6

130.5

137.2

140.8

n/a

129.4

n/a

2003

126.3

127.3

129.1

130.5

136.2

141.1

145.8

129.9

132.3

2008/2009

124.3

125.4

129.6

129.9

134.1

137.9

137.6

128.7

130.3

SE of mean SBP

1995

0.44

0.39

0.43

0.62

0.82

n/a

n/a

0.25

n/a

1998

0.50

0.37

0.42

0.58

0.78

0.87

n/a

0.25

n/a

2003

0.91

0.93

0.76

0.88

1.09

1.22

1.70

0.42

0.4

2008/2009

1.79

1.29

0.99

1.03

1.14

1.71

1.92

0.62

0.58

Mean DBP

1995

64.6

70.4

74.1

77.9

78.5

n/a

n/a

72.9

n/a

1998

64.7

70.4

73.9

77.7

78

76.7

n/a

73.5

n/a

2003

66.0

72.6

75.9

79.2

77.5

76.0

71.8

74.6

74.5

2008/2009

65.3

71.2

77.6

78.0

77.6

74.2

68.8

74.2

73.8

SE of mean DBP

1995

0.31

0.27

0.29

0.33

0.38

n/a

n/a

0.17

n/a

1998

0.34

0.27

0.28

0.33

0.36

0.42

n/a

0.15

n/a

2003

0.85

0.77

0.62

0.71

0.67

0.69

0.86

0.39

0.3

2008/2009

1.26

0.99

0.91

0.74

0.70

1.08

1.23

0.52

0.45

Women

Mean SBP

1995

115.6

114.8

118.9

126.3

135.4

n/a

n/a

121.7

n/a

1998

115.1

115.3

118.7

126.9

135.7

144.1

n/a

124.8

n/a

2003

113.6

113.8

119.1

126.6

134.0

142.5

148.4

121.4

127.1

2008/2009

116.9

114.6

117.6

125.2

133.2

140.4

137.8

121.7

125.5

SE of mean SBP

1995

0.46

0.37

0.46

0.66

0.78

n/a

n/a

0.28

n/a

1998

0.46

0.37

0.45

0.63

0.83

0.97

n/a

0.31

n/a

2003

0.95

0.70

0.71

0.96

0.82

1.27

1.44

0.46

0.5

2008/2009

1.18

0.84

1.00

1.25

1.17

1.73

1.87

0.56

0.57

Mean DBP

1995

64.7

67.5

70.0

72.4

73.5

n/a

n/a

69.6

n/a

1998

65.0

67.7

70.8

72.8

73.8

73.4

n/a

70.5

n/a

2003

67.1

70.4

74.9

77.2

76.6

75.3

73.0

73.5

73.6

2008/2009

70.3

72.6

73.8

77.2

78.0

74.3

68.6

74.6

73.9

SE of mean DBP

1995

0.29

0.26

0.29

0.34

0.39

n/a

n/a

0.15

n/a

1998

0.32

0.25

0.27

0.32

0.38

0.44

n/a

0.14

n/a

2003

0.96

0.64

0.56

0.69

0.51

0.66

0.72

0.36

0.2

2008/2009

1.13

0.79

0.76

0.85

0.77

0.96

0.96

0.41

0.36

Bases (weighted):

Men 1995

533

712

653

571

443

n/a

n/a

2912

n/a

Men 1998

492

687

696

615

491

386

n/a

2981

n/a

Men 2003

295

296

402

351

314

225

149

1658

2032

Men 2008/2009

158

163

188

188

160

110

74

857

1040

Women 1995

496

666

672

593

490

n/a/

n/a

2917

n/a

Women 1998

467

651

683

618

490

435

n/a

2909

n/a

Women 2003

315

348

440

372

340

285

282

1816

2383

Women 2008/2009

149

158

202

203

169

127

114

881

1122

Bases (unweighted):

Men 1995

340

610

608

523

499

n/a

n/a

2580

n/a

Men 1998

274

552

639

545

551

470

n/a

2561

n/a

Men 2003

142

209

369

328

377

301

207

1425

1933

Men 2008/2009

63

100

162

169

193

168

98

687

953

Women 1995

374

778

755

628

653

n/a

n/a

3188

n/a

Women 1998

354

678

745

693

608

651

n/a

3078

n/a

Women 2003

181

299

493

454

478

351

282

1905

2538

Women 2008/2009

99

140

230

208

237

180

119

914

1213