Research Article

Short-Term and Long-Term Blood Pressure Changes and the Risk of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality

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The short-term and long-term incidence of deaths and its subtypes at the different variation levels. Incident (a) all-cause mortality and (b) CVD mortality, at the different variation levels. Error bars represent 95% CI. Short-term changes: from the first follow-up (2008) to the second follow-up (2010). Long-term changes: from the baseline (2004-2006) to the second follow-up (2010). Nor: normotensive (SBP<120mmHg and DBP<80mmHg); Pre: prehypertension (120mmHg≤SBP≤139mmHg or 80≤DBP≤89mmHg); HT: hypertension (SBP/DBP≥140/90 mmHg). SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure. CI: confidence interval.