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Hypertension Library: Who Gets Hypertension?

Hypertension Statistics



(All figures are for U.S.)

Table 68.
Hypertension among persons 20 years of age and over, according to sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, 1960-62, 1971-74, 1976-80, and 1988-94
Sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin1
1960-62
1971-74
1976-802
1988-94
20-74 years, age adjusted
Percent of population
Both Sexes3
36.9
38.3
39.0
23.1
Male
Female3
40.0
33.7
42.4
34.3
44.0
34.0
25.3
20.8
White male
White female3
39.3
31.7
41.7
32.4
43.5
32.3
24.3
19.3
Black male
Black female3
48.1
50.8
51.8
50.3
48.7
47.5
34.9
33.8
White, non-Hispanic male
White, non-Hispanic female3
---
---
---
---
43.9
32.1
24.4
19.3
Black, non-Hispanic male
Black, non-Hispanic female3
---
---
---
---
48.7
47.6
35.0
34.2
Mexican male
Mexican female3
---
---
---
---
25.0
21.8
25.2
22.0
20-74 years, crude



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