Hypertension remains an important public health challenge in the United States because it increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Effective blood pressure management has been shown to decrease the incidence of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure (1–3). This report presents updated estimates for the prevalence and control of hypertension in the United States for 2015–2016. Trends in hypertension prevalence and control from 1999–2000 through 2015–2016 are also presented.

Authors: Cheryl D. Fryar, Yechiam Ostchega, Craig M. Hales, Guangyu Zhang, Deanna Kruszon-Moran
Keywords: high blood pressure, hypertension, prevalence, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
DOI Number: not assigned      Publication Year: 2017

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