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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of people age 18 and over who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure is normal or high

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-12.

Table

1.34 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 and 2003.

Data Source

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

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 their blood-pressure level.

Comments

Percents are age-adjusted.

Percent of adults 18 and over receiving cholesterol measurement within 5 years. Percent of dialysis patients registered on the waiting list for transplantation.

 

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