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The prevalence of high blood pressure (hypertension) increases with age. In 2003 – 2006, 36% of men and women age 45 – 54 years had hypertension, compared with 65% of men and 80% of women age 75 years and over.

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
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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