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Table 2 Mean Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index among Persons 35–74 Years, in African- and European-Origin Populations*

From: An international comparative study of blood pressure in populations of European vs. African descent

  Total Sys / Dias Men Sys / Dias Women Sys / Dias BMI, All
  (mmHg) (mmHg) (mmHg) (kg/m2)
African-Origin Populations     
Nigeria 121.5/72.4 122.2/73.0 121.0/71.9 22.9
Jamaica 122.9/71.7 122.5/72.0 123.2/71.5 27.0
US – Black 129.7/78.5 130.3/80.8 129.1/76.3 28.5
European-Origin Populations     
US – White 120.9/75.2 123.4/78.2 118.3/72.2 27.3
Canada 128.2/80.8 131.2/83.2 125.1/78.5 26.8
Italy 129.8/83.1 132.4/85.4 127.2/80.7 26.4
Sweden 130.6/80.9 133.0/83.4 128.3/78.4 26.5
England 135.0/77.2 137.3/80.3 132.7/74.2 27.1
Spain 131.4/83.2 132.3/83.9 130.5/82.5 27.4
Finland 134.3/83.8 136.9/86.0 131.6/81.5 27.1
Germany 138.0/86.4 139.5/88.5 137.3/84.3 27.3
  1. * Age-adjusted