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Hypertension and high blood pressure 1988-2016

This statistic shows hypertension and high blood pressure in the U.S. in selected periods between 1988 and 2016. In the period 1988-1994, some 25.5 percent of all persons 20 years of age and over had hypertension. Among them, 77.2 percent had uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Percentage of persons with hypertension and high blood pressure in the U.S. in periods between 1988 and 2016

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2016

Age group

20 years and older

Supplementary notes

* High blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication. (Respondents were asked, "Are you now taking prescribed medicine for your high blood pressure?")
** Uncontrolled high blood pressure among persons with hypertension.

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