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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease

Percent of people 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.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-12.

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.

Data Source

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

Denominator

U.S. adult population, age 18 and over.

Numerator

Number of adults, age 18 and over, who had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state blood-pressure level.

Comments

Percents are age adjusted.

 

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