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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 59
Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control,a United States, 1999-2004
Population group Percent SE
Total   31.6 1.6
Age 18-39 23.8 2.9
40-59 39.5 1.9
60 and over 33.5 1.2
Gender Male 30.4 1.7
Female 36.2 2.8
Ethnicity Mexican American 20.7 2.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 29.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic, White 33.1 2.2
Family incomeb Negative/poor 28.3 3.8
Near poor/low 28.9 3.2
Middle 30.0 2.6
High 37.8 3.4
Education Less than high school 27.6 2.3
High school graduate 33.3 2.3
Some college 35.4 2.1

a Percents are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using 3 age groups: 18-39, 40-59, 60 and over. Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (average systolic pressure of at least 140 mm Hg or average diastolic pressure of at least 90 mm Hg) or taking antihypertension medication. Blood pressure under control is defined as average systolic blood pressure less than 140 mm Hg and average diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg based on average of 3 measurements and taking antihypertension medication.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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