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Healthy Blood Pressure

Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test?

A Doctor and Patient
  1. Blood pressure changes throughout the day. It
    1. is highest while you sleep.
    2. rises when you awaken.
    3. is lower when you take a bath.
  2. Blood pressure is measured in an upper number and lower number. These are called
    1. systolic and diastolic.
    2. numerator and denominator.
    3. a ratio.
  3. A blood pressure reading below 120/80 is considered
    1. pre-hypertension.
    2. normal.
    3. too low.
  4. If not treated, high blood pressure can lead to
    1. stroke.
    2. kidney failure.
    3. heart attack and heart failure.
    4. all of the above.
  5. Anyone can develop high blood pressure, but your chances of getting it are greater if you
    1. are overweight or obese.
    2. are underweight.
    3. are under the age of 45.
  6. Many people get high blood pressure
    1. from others who have it.
    2. as they age.
    3. when they lose weight.
  7. In the U.S., high blood pressure occurs more often in
    1. people under 30 years of age.
    2. athletes.
    3. African Americans.

Winter 2010 Issue: Volume 5 Number 1 Page 13