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Table 1.44a: National Management of Hypertension

Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, United States, 1999-2000a
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 26.8 2.8
Age (not age adjusted)
18-44 26.4 4.4
45-64 39.6 2.7
65 and over 24.2 2.4
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU
   Asian DSU DSU
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Black or African American DSU DSU
Hispanicb DSU DSU
   Mexican American *15.1 3.8
Non-Hispanicb 27.4 3.0
   Black or African American 21.6 3.3
   White 30.0 3.3
Female 26.7 4.2
Male 27.7 3.1
Family income
< 200% of poverty level DSU DSU
> 200% of poverty level DSU DSU
Unknown DSU DSU
Education (age 25 and over)
Less than high school 21.7 3.0
High school graduate 29.1 4.3
At least some college 34.6 4.5

a  Measure is age adjusted.

b  Includes all races.

*  Relative standard error of 20-30 percent.

Blood pressure under control is defined as average systolic blood pressure less than 140 mmHg and average diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg and taking antihypertension medication.

Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (average systolic pressure of at least 140 mmHg or average 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+  for Total, race, ethnicity, gender, family income and 25-39, 40-59, 60+ for education.

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 and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Table 1.43b: Treatment of Accute Heart Failure by State Table 1.44b: National Management of Hypertension

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