Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2015-2016

NCHS Data Brief. 2017 Oct;(289):1-8.

Abstract

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.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Antihypertensive Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Blood Pressure
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Hypertension / epidemiology*
  • Hypertension / ethnology
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Sex Distribution
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Antihypertensive Agents