Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

QuickStats: Percentage* of Persons Aged >20 Years with Hypertension, by Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 1999--2002

Quickstats

* Percentages are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population by using five age groups: 20--34, 35--44, 45--54, 55--64, and >65 years.

Defined as either having elevated blood pressure (systolic pressure of >140 mmHg or diastolic pressure of >90 mmHg) or taking antihypertensive medication.

§ Includes persons of all races/ethnicities (including all Hispanic origins), not just non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, and Mexican Americans.

Persons in this subpopulation might be of any race.

During 1999--2002, approximately 30% of persons aged >20 years had hypertension. Among those racial/ethnic populations and subpopulations evaluated, the percentage with hypertension was highest among non-Hispanic blacks. Men and women were approximately equally likely to have hypertension.

SOURCES: National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2004: with chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2004. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999--2002. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.



Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.


All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #