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Hypertension

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of non-institutionalized adults ages 20 and over with hypertension: 32.5% (2011-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 64 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits to physician offices with essential hypertension as primary diagnosis: 38.9 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, table 13 [PDF - 382 KB]

Health care use: Outpatient departments

  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with essential hypertension as primary diagnosis: 3.6 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF - 330 KB]

Health care use: Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with essential hypertension: 790,300
  • Percent of residents with essential hypertension: 53.0%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 27,853
  • Deaths per 100,000 population from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 8.9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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