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Hypertension assessment in children

Use this calculator to assess and classify your child’s high blood pressure. Is he/she considered to have normal blood pressure, or significant or severe hypertension, or need further evaluation?

Hypertension Assessment in Children
Enter the following data
Age in years years
Age in weeks
Initial systolic blood pressure mm Hg
Initial diastolic blood pressure mm Hg
Is the patient on antihypertensive medication?
Is the patient acutely ill?
Number of subsequent readings
Blood pressure readings



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Appropriate for classification?
Sufficient readings to classify?
Systolic blood pressure classification for initial reading
Diastolic blood pressure classification for initial reading
Average systolic blood pressure mm Hg
Average diastolic blood pressure mm Hg
Isolated systolic hypertension?
Followup recommendation
Automatic recalculation 


  • Joint National Committee on Detection Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. The fifth report of the Joint National Committee on detection evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure (JNC V). Arch Intern Med. 1993; 153: 154-183.
  • Zachariah PK Sheps SG. Chapter 60: Cardiovascular manifestations of hypertension. A. Diagnosis. pages 1776-1798 (page 1778). IN: Giuliani ER Gersh BJ et al. (editors). Mayo Clinic Practice of Cardiology Third Edition. Mosby. 1996.
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