Trait: hypertension

Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO) Information
Identifier EFO_0000537
Description Persistently high systemic arterial blood pressure. Based on multiple readings (blood pressure determination), hypertension is currently defined as when systolic pressure is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when diastolic pressure is consistently 90 mm Hg or more. [MESH: D006973]
Trait category
Cardiovascular disease
Synonyms 25 synonyms
  • (hypertensive disease) or (hypertension)
  • Blood Pressure, High
  • Blood Pressures, High
  • HTN
  • HTN - hypertension
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Pressures
  • High blood pressure (& [essential hypertension])
  • Hypertensive disease (disorder)
  • Hypertensive disease NOS (disorder)
  • [X]Hypertensive diseases
  • [X]Hypertensive diseases (disorder)
  • blood pressure, high
  • blood pressure, increased
  • high blood pressure
  • hyperpiesia
  • hypertension NOS
  • hypertensive disease
  • hypertensive disease NOS
  • hypertensive disorder
  • increased blood pressure
  • pressure, high blood
  • vascular hypertensive disorder
Mapped term(s) 17 mapped terms
  • DOID:10763
  • HP:0000822
  • ICD10:I10
  • ICD10:I10-I15
  • ICD10:I15
  • ICD10:O10
  • ICD10:O11
  • ICD9:401-405.99
  • ICD9:997.91
  • MESH:D006973
  • MONDO:0005044
  • MeSH:D006973
  • NCIT:C3117
  • NCIt:C3117
  • OMIM:145500
  • SCTID:38341003
  • UMLS:C0020538

Associated Polygenic Score(s)

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Polygenic Score ID & Name PGS Publication ID (PGP) Reported Trait Mapped Trait(s) (Ontology) Number of Variants Ancestry distribution PGS Scoring File (FTP Link)
PGP000128 |
Sinnott-Armstrong N et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Hypertension hypertension 186,726
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Performance Metrics

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PGS Performance
Metric ID (PPM)
Evaluated Score PGS Sample Set ID
Performance Source Trait PGS Effect Sizes
(per SD change)
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PPM001598 PGS000706
European Ancestry|
87,413 individuals
PGP000128 |
Sinnott-Armstrong N et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Hypertension AUROC: 0.623 Age, sex, PCs(1-10)

Evaluated Samples

PGS Sample Set ID
Phenotype Definitions and Methods Participant Follow-up Time Sample Numbers Age of Study Participants Sample Ancestry Additional Ancestry Description Cohort(s) Additional Sample/Cohort Information
PSS000822 87,413 individuals European UKB