TABLE 7-4Percentage Taking Antihypertensive Medications Among Those Reporting They Have Been Diagnosed as Hypertensive

CountryAges 50+Ages 65+
MalesFemalesMalesFemales
Austria88.790.892.192.8
Belgium65.767.473.273.8
Denmark82.283.289.188.5
England77.077.184.984.9
France92.294.395.792.3
Germany90.489.693.690.2
Greece92.089.892.091.7
Italy86.190.191.492.5
Netherlands79.783.588.393.0
Spain81.986.786.090.5
Sweden86.588.889.494.5
Switzerland94.091.890.593.0
United States88.191.591.093.1

SOURCES: Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) (2004), Health and Retirement Study (HRS) (2004); English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) (2002). More information on these surveys is available from the following websites: http://www​.share-project.org, http://hrsonline​.isr.umich.edu/, and http://www​.ifs.org.uk/elsa/ [accessed December 20, 2010].

From: 7, The Role of Health Care

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