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Adults Aged 20 and Older with High Blood Pressure,* by Age and Sex, 2005-2008

Adults Aged 20 and Older with High Blood Pressure,* by Age and Sex, 2005-2008
Age Group Percent of Adults
Female Male

*At the time of examination had a systolic 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.

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

Total 16.2 17.3
20-44 Years 3.1 10.0
45-64 Years 20.0 20.7
65 Years and Older 41.4 32.3

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