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Statistics about Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension:

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Prevalance of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the most common hypertensive disorder during pregnancy, affecting an estimated 5-8% of pregnant women annually in the United States, and has the greatest effect on maternal and infant outcome. (Source: excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI)

Incidence of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: High blood pressure problems occur in 6 percent to 8 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S., about 70 percent of which are first-time pregnancies. In 1998, more than 146,320 cases of preeclampsia alone were diagnosed. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension. The term 'prevalence' of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Pregnancy toxemia /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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