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Hypertension

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Morbidity

  • Percent of non-institutionalized adults ages 20 and over with hypertension: 31.9% (2009-2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 63 [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]

  • 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]

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: 26,634
  • Deaths per 100,000 population from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 8.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, tables 10, 11 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

 

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