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Adults Aged 20 and Older with Undiagnosed High Blood Pressure,* by Age and Sex, 2003-2006

Adults Aged 20 and Older with High Blood Pressure, by Age and Sex, 2003-2006
Age Group Percent of Adults
Female Male

*At the time of examination had a systolic pressure (during heartbeats) of 140 or higher, and/or a diastolic pressure (between heartbeats) of 90 or higher.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Health Data Interactive. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2006. [online] http://205.207.175.93/HDI/TableViewer/tableview.aspx?ReportId=75, accessed 02/17/09.

Total (Aged 20 and Older) 17.3 18.1
20-44 Years 3.1 9.9
45-64 Years 23.4 22.9
65 Years and Older 47.4 32.8

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