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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of people with hypertension who have blood pressure under control

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-10.


1.49 Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2002.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).


U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults, age 18 and over, 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.


Subset denominator to those with average systolic blood pressure is less than 140 mmHg and average diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg based on average of 3 measurements and taking antihypertension medication.


Percents are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population using 3 age groups: 18-39, 40-59, 60 and over.

Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF). Recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with heart failure.


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