Brazil: share of adults with hypertension 2012-2018, by gender

When asked if they have been diagnosed with arterial hypertension, approximately 27 percent of female Brazilian respondents claimed to have hypertension in 2018, up from 26 percent of the women surveyed a year earlier. This figure was higher than the share of male Brazilian respondents who claimed to have been diagnosed with hypertension, which reached around 22 percent in 2018.

Share of adults diagnosed with hypertension in Brazil from 2012 to 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Number of respondents

52,395 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Data prior to 2017 were retrieved from an earlier edition of the publication.
Respondents were asked if they have been diagnosed with arterial hypertension.
The phrasing chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in pages 16 to 25.

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