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Table 1.44b: National Management of Hypertension

Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, United States, 1988-1994a
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 23.1 1.4
Age(not age adjusted)
18-44 19.5 2.5
45-64 32.5 1.5
65 and over 23.9 1.3
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 15.4 1.9
Non-Hispanicb 23.2 1.4
   Black or African American 22.2 1.5
   White 23.8 1.8
Female 32.0 2.5
Male 17.0 1.6
Family income
< 200% of poverty level 24.4 1.9
> 200% of poverty level 22.3 1.8
Unknown 23.0 3.9
Education (persons 25 years and over)
Less than high school 26.4 2.3
High school graduate 27.4 2.2
At least some college 21.4 1.8

a  Measure is age adjusted.

b Includes all races.

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

Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (systolic pressure of at least 140 mmHg or 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 1.44a: National Management of Hypertension Table 1.45a: National Management of CHF, 2000

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