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Women Aged 20 and Older with Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure,* by Race/Ethnicity** and Diagnosis, 2005-2008

Women Aged 20 and Older with Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure,* by Race/Ethnicity** and Diagnosis, by 2005-2008

*At the time of examination had a systolic blood pressure (during heartbeats) of 140mmHg or higher, and/or a diastolic blood pressure (between heartbeats) of 90mmHg or higher; does not include persons taking antihypertensive medication whose blood pressure is controlled.


**The sample of Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, other Hispanics, persons of more than one race, and persons of other races was too small to produce reliable results.

†Reported whether they had ever been told by a health professional that they have high blood pressure and whether they were taking antihypertensive medication.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Race/Ethnicity
Percent of Women with High Blood Pressure
Diagnosed/Taking Medication Diagnosed/Not Taking Medication Undiagnosed
Total 54.5 11.9 33.5
Non-Hispanic White 54.9 10.7 34.5
Non-Hispanic Black 61.7 14.2 24.1
Mexican American 41.6 12.8 45.6

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