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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.31: National Screening for High Blood Pressure, 1998

Proportion of persons age 18 and over who have had blood pressure measured within preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure is normal or high, United States, 1998 a
     
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 90.1 0.2
Age (not age adjusted)
18-44 88.8 0.3
45-64 91.5 0.3
65 and over 92.1 0.4
Race
American Indian or Alaska Native 88.5 2.2
Asian or Pacific Islander 86.4 1.5
Asian 86.4 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Black or African American 92.2 0.5
White 90.1 0.3
Ethnicity
Hispanic 83.6 0.7
Total, non-Hispanic 91.0 0.2
Black or African American 92.3 0.5
White 91.0 0.3
Gender
Female 92.7 0.3
Male 87.5 0.3
Health insurance
Persons under age 65 92.2 0.2
Private 92.2 0.3
Public 91.7 0.7
Uninsured 77.3 0.8
Persons age 65 and over 92.1 0.4
Medicare + any private 93.4 0.5
Medicare + any public 90.1 1.2
Medicare only 89.0 1.0
Family income
< 100% of poverty level 86.0 0.7
100-199% of poverty level 87.0 0.6
200-399% of poverty level 90.4 0.4
>=400% of poverty level 93.9 0.3
Unknown 87.9 0.6
Education (persons age 25 and over)
Less than high school 83.7 0.7
High school graduate 89.6 0.4
At least some college 92.9 0.3
Residence location
MSA 90.1 0.2
Non-MSA 90.2 0.5

a  Measure is age adjusted.

Race categories represent "primary" race (persons reported only one race or more than one race and identified one race as best representing their race).

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.  

NA  - Not applicable.

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

Table 1.20a: National Management of Diabetes Table 1.32a: Nationla Screening for High Cholesterol, 1998

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