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Hypertension Library: Who Gets Hypertension?

Hypertension Demographics

(All figures are for U.S.)

Percent of Americans Ages 20-74 With Hypertension: 23% (1994)

Hypertension Is Most Prevalent in the Black Population

Over Three-Quarters of Women Aged 75 and Over Have Hypertension

Sixty-four Percent of Men Aged 75 and Over Have Hypertension

Deaths Annually 13,534 (1997)

Death Rate: 5 deaths per 100,000 population (1997)

In 1996, there were 30.6 million Ambulatory Care Visits for Hypertension

Reprinted with permission from the National Center for Health Statistics
Updated 9/9/1999

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