Hypertension prevalence in England 2003-18, by gender

Hypertension, or high-blood pressure, is a condition in which increases a person's chances of suffering from more serious problems such as heart attacks or strokes. In 2018, 30 percent of men and 26 percent of women in England were living with hypertension, although the share for both genders has slightly declined over the provided time interval.

Prevalence of adults who have hypertension in England from 2003 to 2018, by gender

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source defines hypertension as : "was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 140mmHg or higher, diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of 90mmHg or higher, and/or taking medicine to reduce blood pressure." * Weighted bases: n (men)= 1,930 ; n (women)= 1,977.
Weighted bases: n (2017)=4,253 , n (2016)=4,163 n (2015)= 4,415, n (2014)= 4,571, n (2013) = 5,130, n (2012) =4,375, n (2011) = 4,644; n (2010) = 4,339; n (2009) = 2,820; n (2008) = 8,858; n (2007) = 4,111; n (2006) = 8,667; n (2005) = 4,242; n (2003) = 9,122.

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