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1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Of the estimated 82.6 million Americans who have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, 40 million are estimated to be age 60 or older.  
  • It is estimated that 37.4% of the US population 20 years of age has prehypertension–including 41.9 million men and 27.8 million women.  
  • 1 in 9 deaths has heart failure mentioned on the death certificate.  
  • Prevalence of stroke by age and sex  
  • Between 1998 and 2008, the death rate from high blood pressure increased by 20% and the actual number of deaths rose by almost 50%.