Table 3: Trends in age-standardized mean SBP in selected Africa region between 1980 and 2008 for male and female population [6].

Selected Africa regionMean systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
FemaleMale
Year19801990200020081980199020002008

Algeria130.8131130.5129.9132.4130.4129.2130
Angola130.1129.9129.9130.1135.2133.6132.4133.6
Cameroon125.9125.9125.6127.3132.8130.1128.8131.3
Cote d’Ivoire130.3130.5130.7131.5136.5133.2132.7134.6
DR Congo129.7129.3128.1129.4134.0131.6130.4132.7
Ethiopia116.6120.1123.3126.6123.1124.5126.4129.6
Ghana125.7127.6129128.3130.5129129.1129.5
Kenya123.7124.9127.3129.9128.2127.7128.9132.1
Mozambique127.8130.0132.6135.4133.4132.5134137.5
Nigeria131131.8133.9135.5134.5130.1130132.8
South Africa133.2132.3130131135.4133.6131.3133.8
Uganda126.3129.2132.0134.5130.7130.7132.4135.6
United Republic of Tanzania122.6125.6127.9130.8126.4126.4128.2131.6
Zimbabwe128.7130.4130.8132130.8130.3130.2131.9