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Prevalence of hypertension among US adults (18+); BRFSS

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Year
Data Type
2017
Prevalence of hypertension among US adults (18+); BRFSS
View by: Overall
Data Type: Crude
Data Source: BRFSS
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Notes
Measure: Self-report: "Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure? (If "Yes" and respondent is female, "Was this only when you were pregnant?"). Excludes gestational hypertension.
Methods: Unadjusted weighted estimates
Calculation Details
Numerator: Adults (18+) who answered "yes" to the question ""Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?" Excludes women who reported gestational hypertension only.
Denominator: Adults (18+) who answered "yes" or "no" to the question ""Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?"

Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. DHDSP Data Trends & Maps [online]. 2015. [accessed Oct 17, 2021]. URL: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/dtm/index.html.