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He says my blood pressure is at the 90th percentile among men like me. That means I'm...

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rhee1399 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted September 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM via web

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He says my blood pressure is at the 90th percentile among men like me. That means I'm better off than about 90% of men. How should smart wife reply?

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Having a blood pressure reading in the 90th percentile means that 90% of all men have a lower pressure reading than yours.

This is probably not a good thing. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 1/3 of adults has high blood pressure. Thus anyone above the 66th percentile is likely to be suffering from high blood pressure.

The smart wife should insist that you lower your blood pressure.

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