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Diastolic Blood Pressure (BP) Distribution Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1988–1994 to 2003–2006

Between 1988–1994 and 2003–2006, percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes with diastolic blood pressure (DBP) <60mmHg increased from 12% to 22%, and percentage with DBP at 70–79mmHg decreased from 41% to 32%. For all the time periods, approximately 80% had DBP <80mmHg and only 5–7% had DBP exceeding 90 mmHg.

Diastolic Blood Pressure Distribution among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes

 

YearDiastolic Blood Pressure (DBP)
<6060–6970–7980–89>=90
PercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd Error
1988–199412.31.422.82.241.02.617.31.86.71.3
1999–200217.32.028.01.731.82.017.41.45.51.1
2003–200621.81.927.32.031.81.913.61.55.51.3

Methods and Limitations

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Statistical analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation.

 

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