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Hypertension

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of adults aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 33.2% (2015-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 53 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with essential hypertension as the primary diagnosis: 42.7 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 16 [PDF – 692 KB]

Outpatient department visits

  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with essential hypertension as the 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: 33,246
  • Deaths per 100,000 population from essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 10.3

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 6, 7 [PDF – 2 MB]

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