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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of people with hypertension who have blood pressure under control.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-10.

Tables

1.44a Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, United States, 1999-2000.

1.44b Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, United States, 1988-1994.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Denominator

U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized adults, age 18 and over, with high blood pressure.

Numerator

Number of adults, age 18 and over, who have been told by a doctor or other health professional to take prescribed blood pressure medicine and are now taking it and whose average systolic blood pressure is lower than 140 mmHg and average diastolic blood pressure is lower than 90 mmHg.

Comments

Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (systolic pressure of at least 140 mmHg or diastolic pressure of at least 90 mmHg) or taking antihypertension medication.

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using 3 age groups: 18-39, 40-59, 60 and over.

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