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QuickStats: Prevalence of Hypertension Among Mexican-American Adults Aged 20–74 Years, by Country of Birth — United States, 1982–1984 to 2007–2010*

The figure shows the prevalence of hypertension among Mexican-American adults aged 20-74 years, by country of birth, in the United States from 1982-1984 to 2007-2010. Mexican-American adults who were born in the United States were more likely to have hypertension compared with those born outside of the United States. From 1982-1984 to 2007-2010, a statistically significant increase in hypertension (from 24.5% to 27.8%) was observed only among those who were born in the United States.

* Age-adjusted to year 2000 U.S. Census Bureau estimates using age groups 20–39 years, 40–59 years, and 60–74 years. Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg, a diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, or currently taking medication to lower high blood pressure.

95% confidence interval.

Mexican-American adults who were born in the United States were more likely to have hypertension compared with those born outside of the United States. From 1982–1984 to 2007–2010, a statistically significant increase in hypertension (from 24.5% to 27.8%) was observed only among those who were born in the United States.

Sources: Fryar CD, Wright JD, Eberhardt MS, Dye BA. Trends in nutrient intakes and chronic health conditions among Mexican-American adults, a 25-year profile: United States, 1982–2006. Natl Health Stat Rep 2012(50).

CDC. Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, data for 1982–1984.

CDC. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, data for 1988–1994, 1999–2006, and 2007–2010.

Reported by: Cheryl D. Fryar, MSPH, cfryar@cdc.gov, 301-458-4537.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the prevalence of hypertension among Mexican-American adults aged 20-74 years, by country of birth, in the United States from 1982-1984 to 2007-2010. Mexican-American adults who were born in the United States were more likely to have hypertension compared with those born outside of the United States. From 1982-1984 to 2007-2010, a statistically significant increase in hypertension (from 24.5% to 27.8%) was observed only among those who were born in the United States.


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