ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC
Average diastolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats (resting phase). This variable is measured with a mercury sphygmomanometer by trained research assistants using the Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program protocol. For each participant, blood pressure readings are taken as follows:
Average diastolic blood pressure is calculated by averaging the three diastolic blood pressure readings and is expressed in mmHg.