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Adults Aged 18 and Older with High Blood Pressure,* by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2005-2006

Adults Aged 18 and Older with High Blood Pressure, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2005-2006
Race/Ethnicity 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. Rates are not age-adjusted.
**Estimates for Hispanics should be interpreted with caution; they may not be representative of the entire Hispanic population.
Includes Asian/ Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of more than one race, and persons of other races.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

Total 16.0 17.3
Non-Hispanic White 16.3 17.5
Non-Hispanic Black 19.9 24.2
Hispanic** 11.7 10.4
Non-Hispanic Other Races 12.7 16.5

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