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Prevalence and Incidence of Hypertension

Prevalance of Hypertension:

50 million Americans (NHLBI); 217 per 1000 (NHIS95) ... see also overview of Hypertension.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 5 or 18.38% or 50 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "50 million Americans (NHLBI); 217 per 1000 (NHIS95)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Hypertension:

more than 15 million (more than 30% of 50 million are undiagnosed) ... see also misdiagnosis of Hypertension.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: more than 15 million (more than 30% of 50 million are undiagnosed)

Undiagnosed prevalence statistics about Hypertension:

The following statistics relate to undiagnosed cases of Hypertension:

  • 80-85% affected are not treated in England (Coronary Heart Disease Statistics, British Heart Foundation, 2003)
  • more undiagnosed causes...»

Worldwide prevalence of Hypertension:

estimated 600 million people affected worldwide (Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention and Control, WHO, 2001-2002)

Prevelance of Hypertension discussion:

NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

The age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension in overweight U.S. adults (BMI 25 and < 30) is 23.9 percent for men and 23.0 percent for women, compared with 18.2 percent for men and 16.5 percent for women who are not overweight (BMI < 25). The prevalence for obese adults (BMI 30) is 38.4 percent for men and 32.2 percent for women. 14 (Hypertension is defined as mean systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg, mean diastolic 90 mm Hg, or currently taking antihypertensive medication.) (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Heart Disease & Women Controlling High Blood Pressure A Woman's Guide: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Older women are particularly likely to develop high blood pressure. More than half of all women over age 60 have it. (Source: excerpt from Heart Disease & Women Controlling High Blood Pressure A Woman's Guide: NHLBI)

High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

As many as 50 million Americans may have HBP. Among people age 65 and older, about 40 percent of Whites and 50 percent of Blacks have HBP. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Prevelance statistics for Hypertension:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Hypertension:

  • 50 million cases in the USA (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 35% of cases are unaware of their condition USA (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • Estimated 50,000,000 in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • 50,000,000 cases in the USA (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-94)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Hypertension:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Hypertension:

  • Causes 5 million premature deaths each year worldwide (WHO World Health Report, 2002)
  • Causes 13% of global fatalities (WHO World Health Report, 2002)
  • 19,250 people died from hypertension each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 8.7 people per 100,000 population died from hypertension each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Hypertension:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • Cost statistics
  • All statistics for Hypertension

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Hypertension usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hypertension at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hypertension refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hypertension diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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