Prevalence of blood pressure measuring in Belgium, by region 2018

In 2018, over 90 percent of the Belgian population, aged 15 years and older, had their blood pressure measured in the last five years. The measure of blood pressure, alongside with cholesterol and blood sugar controls, allows the early detection of cardiovascular risks and diabetes. From a regional perspective, the blood pressure monitoring seemed to be higher in Flanders than in Wallonia. However, in 2018, the lowest share of Belgians who had their blood pressure checked in the last five years was the lowest in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Share of the population in Belgium who had their blood pressure measured at least once in the past five years in 2018, by region

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

9,740*

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Population in Belgium

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The share of Belgians who had their blood pressure tested in the last five years has been calculated by using a statistical regression based on the answers of 9,740 respondents, age, gender, and the Belgian population in 2018. * The number of respondents was as follows: 3,631 from Flanders, 2,510 from the Brussels-Capital Region, and 3,599 from Wallonia.

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