Persons with hypertension in the U.S. 1988-2016 by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of persons with hypertension in the U.S. in selected periods between 1988 and 2016. In the period 1988-1994, 26.4 percent of all males 20 years of age and over in the U.S. had hypertension.

Percentage of persons with hypertension in the U.S. in periods between 1988 and 2016, by gender*

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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?")
Values not included in the pdf version of "Health, United States, 2018" were taken from previous reports.

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