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Table T2_2_1_2-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 2_2_1_2.1
Adults with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control,a United States, 1999–2010
Population groupWeighted size (in thousands)PercentSEWeighted size (in thousands)PercentSEWeighted size (in thousands)PercentSE
Total 64,52045.92.160,03036.22.155,40229.41.6
Age, not age adjusted18–395,90737.04.05,69126.44.15,50820.92.6
60 and over33,52051.61.529,75641.91.528,52530.41.4
EthnicityMexican American3,49332.22.32,57627.32.72,21516.63.1
Non-Hispanic, Black9,25841.23.08,22634.32.07,33228.22.0
Non-Hispanic, White46,54549.72.545,02637.53.240,51530.61.8
Family incomebNegative/poor7,22045.24.05,75731.04.07,12927.95.2
Near poor/low13,76140.53.013,27132.13.812,16026.33.6
Education, age 20 and overLess than high school15,04542.63.913,09530.02.815,17426.02.7
High school graduate17,18453.22.717,34937.53.015,02031.42.8
Some college31,52647.82.228,81841.12.524,31333.12.3

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated, using three age groups: 18–39, 40–59, and 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 three measurements and taking antihypertension medication.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T2_2_1_2-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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