PGS Sample Set (PSS): PSS001446

Phenotype Cases were individuals with incident hypertension. Hypertension was defined as persistently high systemic arterial blood pressure based on multiple blood pressure readings (consistent systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg) or medical expenses reimbursement history. Diagnoses were based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 8 codes (I1[0-3]/I15/I674) , ICD-9 codes (I1[0-3]/I15/I674), and ICD-10 codes (I1[0-3]/I15/I674). Of the 55,917 cases, 27,361 had early-onset incident hypertension, whilst 28,556 had late-onset incident hypertension. Early-onset and late-onset hypertension were defined as age of onset <55 and ≥55 years, respectively.
Sample Ancestry European (Finnish)

Sample Numbers

Total number
218,754 individuals
Detailed numbers
55,917 cases (25.56%)
162,837 controls
Number of Cohort(s) 1
Sample distribution


Cohort Short Name Cohort Full Name Previous/other/additional names (e.g. sub-cohorts)
FinnGen FinnGen Biobank