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Hypertension prevalence among U.S. youth 2013-2016, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. youth with hypertension using updated clinical guidelines from 2013 to 2016, by gender. According to the data, among male youth the prevalence of hypertension was 5.78 percent during that time.

Prevalence of hypertension among U.S. youth from 2013 to 2016, by gender*

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Release date

July 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

12-19 years

Supplementary notes

* New guideline: adolescents aged 12–17 years were classified as having hypertension if mean systolic or diastolic blood pressure was ≥95th percentile (using 2017 percentile tables), or systolic blood pressure was ≥130 mmHg, or diastolic blood pressure was ≥80 mmHg, or the participant reported were taking antihypertensive medication (available for ages 16–19 years). Persons aged 18–19 years were classified as having hypertension if systolic blood pressure was ≥130 mmHg, or diastolic blood pressure was ≥80 mmHg, or if the participant reported taking antihypertensive medication.

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