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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.33: Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high, United States, 1998

Population group Percenta 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 only 88.5 2.2
    Asian or Pacific Islander only 86.4 1.5
      Asian only 86.4 1.7
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only DSU DSU
    Black or African American only 92.2 0.5
    White only 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    
    Male 87.5 0.3
    Female 92.7 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 Percents are 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.

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

 

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