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65% of men and 80% of women age 75 years and over either had high blood pressure or were taking antihypertensive medication in 2003 – 2006, compared with about 36% of those age 45 – 54 years.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2008. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2008
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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