Hypertension prevalence dynamics in the United States, a closer look

Author(s): Ahmed Maysa

Hypertension is an increasing risk in USA. According to CDC During 2015–2016, the prevalence of hypertension was 29.0% and increased with age. The prevalence is higher among the non-Hispanic black (40.3%) compared to non-Hispanic white (27.8%), non-Hispanic Asian (25.0%), or Hispanic (27.8%) adults. Prevalence of controlled hypertension was 48.3% and increased with age for men but not women. Hypertension control was higher among non-Hispanic white (50.8%) than non-Hispanic black (44.6%) or non- Hispanic Asian (37.4%) adults. According to this study race contributed significantly to the variation observed between groups .