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Table 25b: Ethnicity - Adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high, by ethnicity, United States, 1998a

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 90.1 0.2 83.6 0.7 91 0.2 92.3 0.5 91 0.3
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    18-44 88.8 0.3 79.8 1 90.1 0.3 91.6 0.7 90.2 0.4
    45-64 91.5 0.3 85.3 1.3 92 0.4 93.5 0.8 91.8 0.4
    65 and over 92.1 0.4 90.6 1.5 92.2 0.4 92.5 1.1 92.1 0.5
                     
Gender                    
    Female 92.7 0.3 89.3 0.7 93.1 0.3 94.4 0.5 93 0.3
    Male 87.5 0.3 78 1.1 88.8 0.4 89.8 0.9 88.9 0.4
                     
Health insurance                    
    Persons under age 65 92.2 0.2 89.1 0.7 92.5 0.3 94.2 0.6 92.4 0.3
      Private 92.2 0.3 89.3 0.8 92.4 0.3 93.7 0.7 92.5 0.3
      Public 91.7 0.7 87.8 1.7 92.4 0.7 95.7 0.9 91.5 0.9
      Uninsured 77.3 0.8 69.4 1.7 79.7 0.9 84.9 1.5 78.5 1.1
    Persons age 65 and over 92.1 0.4 90.6 1.5 92.2 0.4 92.5 1.1 92.1 0.5
      Medicare and any private 93.4 0.5 91.7 2.7 93.4 0.5 92.9 1.6 93.4 0.5
      Medicare and any public 90.1 1.2 92.5 2.1 89.6 1.4 91.9 2.2 88.6 1.7
      Medicare only 89 1 88.7 2.9 89 1 92.2 1.8 88.2 1.2
                     
Family income                    
    < 100% of poverty level 86 0.7 77.8 1.7 88.2 0.8 90.7 1.1 87.4 1
    100-199% of poverty level 87 0.6 80.8 1.4 88.5 0.7 92.7 1.1 87.8 0.8
    200-399% of poverty level 90.4 0.4 87.7 1.4 90.7 0.4 93.1 1 90.7 0.5
     ≥ 400% of poverty level 93.9 0.3 92.8 1.4 93.9 0.4 96.5 0.9 93.8 0.4
                     
Education (age 25 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 83.7 0.7 78.3 1.2 86.2 0.8 90.4 1.3 85.6 1
    High school graduate 89.6 0.4 88 1.3 89.8 0.4 91.3 0.9 89.6 0.5
    At least some college 92.9 0.3 91.1 1 93 0.3 93.6 0.8 93.1 0.3
                     
Residence location                    
    Urban (MSA) 90.1 0.2 83.9 0.7 91.1 0.3 92.2 0.5 91.2 0.3
    Rural (Non-MSA) 90.2 0.5 81.1 2.2 90.6 0.5 92.4 1.3 90.4 0.5

aMeasure is age adjusted.

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

Race categories represent "primary" race (persons reported only one race or more than one race and identified one race as best representing their race). Therefore, these categories differ from those used in the NHIS for 1999 and 2000.

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