U.S. consumers' efforts to control blood pressure 2012

Which of the following, if any, have you ever done specifically to reduce blood pressure or to keep it from getting higher?*

U.S. consumers' efforts to control blood pressure 2012 The statistic depicts what U.S. respondents, who have normal blood pressure without medication, have ever done to reduce blood pressure or keep it from getting higher. 27% of respondents say they have tried to lose weight for this purpose.
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Which of the following, if any, have you ever done specifically to reduce blood pressure or to keep it from getting higher?*

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Answered yes
Reduced sodium or salt intake29%
Tried to lose weight27%
Increased my level or type of physical activity27%
Increased the amount of fruits and vegetables in my diet23%
Practised relaxation/stress management techniques16%
Stopped or limited my alcohol consumption9%
Stopped or limited smoking9%
Followed an eating plan designed to lower BP4%
Taken blood pressure medication2%
Some other action0.5%
None of the above52%
Answered yes
Reduced sodium or salt intake29%
Tried to lose weight27%
Increased my level or type of physical activity27%
Increased the amount of fruits and vegetables in my diet23%
Practised relaxation/stress management techniques16%
Stopped or limited my alcohol consumption9%
Stopped or limited smoking9%
Followed an eating plan designed to lower BP4%
Taken blood pressure medication2%
Some other action0.5%
None of the above52%
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The statistic depicts what U.S. respondents, who have normal blood pressure without medication, have ever done to reduce blood pressure or keep it from getting higher. 27% of respondents say they have tried to lose weight for this purpose.
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