Hypertension Maps and Data Sources

Hypertension Prevalence for 2018 through 2020 for Adults Aged 28 Years and Older by County. The map shows that concentrations of counties with the highest hypertension prevalence - meaning the top quintile - are located primarily in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maine, and Michigan. Pockets of high-rate counties also were found in Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Missouri.

Visit the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which includes estimates of the number of self-reported risk factors for heart disease by state.

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
PLACES, a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation, allows local health departments and jurisdictions regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their areas and assist them in planning public health interventions.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDC’s state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System includes estimates of the number of self-reported risk factors for heart disease by state.

This website provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC’s public health reports and data systems, categorized by topic.

Chronic Disease GIS Exchange
CDC’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange has a community forum for policy makers, program managers, public health analysts, and map makers to share and explore maps that make an impact, find geographic information systems (GIS) training, and access a wide range of GIS resources.

Epi Info™: Software for Epidemiologic Analysis
Epi Info™ is software that helps public health professionals develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
View county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race and Hispanic ethnicity, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services, for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.

National Maps About Heart Disease and Stroke
National maps showing deaths and hospitalizations related to heart disease and stroke are available by ethnic group. Each map contains a link to a larger version in PDF format.

Social Determinants of Health Maps
Social determinants of health are factors in the social environment that lead to or take away from the health of people and communities. The maps featured on this webpage provide information that can be used with other data sources to match heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of local populations.