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Systolic Blood Pressure Distribution Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1988–1994 to 2003–2006

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for macrovascular (e.g., heart disease and stroke) and microvascular (e.g., eye, kidney, and nerve) diseases. Intensive blood pressure control can reduce vascular complications and improves survival for people with diabetes. Between 1988–1994 and 2003–2006, there was no significant change in the systolic blood pressure (SBP) distribution of adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes. In 2003–2006, approximately 50% of the adults with diagnosed diabetes had SBP <130mmHg, approximately 20% had SBP of 130–139mmHg or 140–159mmHg, and approximately 10% had SBP exceeding 160mmHg.

Systolic Blood Pressure Distribution Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes

 

YearSystolic Blood Pressure (SBP)
<120120–129130–139140–159>=160
PercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd Error
1988–199427.02.718.51.621.31.920.91.512.31.2
1999–200226.02.419.62.020.91.922.61.810.91.3
2003–200630.22.120.71.920.11.318.51.410.51.4

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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