Table 3

Expected reductions in annual mortality rates from cerebral stroke and myocardial infarction when the whole blood pressure distribution is moved towards lower values

Cerebral strokeMyocardial infarction
Number of deaths Norway 1994Per cent mortality reduction by a reduction in systolic blood pressure of:Number of deaths Norway 1994Per cent mortality reduction by a reduction in systolic blood pressure of:
1 mm Hg2 mm Hg4 mm Hg1 mm Hg2 mm Hg4 mm Hg
Age 40–69
Men2854.28.215.714932.65.19.9
Women2044.58.215.74183.86.913.3
Age 70+
Men17622.24.48.537161.73.46.7
Women28121.93.56.833961.73.26.3
Age 40+
Men20472.54.99.552092.03.97.6
Women30162.03.87.438142.03.67.1
Total50632.24.28.290232.03.87.4