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NCHS Data Brief. 2010 Oct;(48):1-8.

Recent trends in the prevalence of high blood pressure and its treatment and control, 1999-2008.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA.


High blood pressure is one of the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke (1). This report evaluates the overall trends in age-adjusted high blood pressure prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control using the most recent 10 year NHANES data. It also examines these age-adjusted rates for hypertension by sex, age, and race and ethnicity.

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