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Hypertension

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of adults ages 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 32.5% (2011-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 59 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • 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]

Outpatient department visits

  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with essential hypertension as primary diagnosis: 3.7 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF - 330 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 30,770
  • Deaths per 100,000 population from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 9.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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