Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2011-2014

NCHS Data Brief. 2015 Nov;(220):1-8.

Abstract

Hypertension is a public health challenge in the United States because it directly increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (1). National and regional health initiatives, including Healthy People 2020, the Million Hearts Initiative, and the Community Preventive Services Task Force, have sought to increase public awareness of the health benefits of improving blood pressure control (2-4). This report presents updated estimates for the prevalence and control of hypertension in the United States for 2011-2014.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Age Distribution
  • Antihypertensive Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Asian Americans
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • Blood Pressure
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Status
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Hypertension / epidemiology*
  • Hypertension / ethnology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Distribution
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Antihypertensive Agents