Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1121 23.9 0.7 22.5 25.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 452 23.1 1.0 21.1 25.2
Female 669 24.6 0.9 22.8 26.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 24 5.0 1.1 2.8 7.2
25-34 years 73 9.4 1.2 7.1 11.7
35-44 years 136 14.2 1.2 11.8 16.6
45-54 years 229 26.9 1.7 23.6 30.2
55-64 years 213 39.1 2.3 34.6 43.6
65+ years 435 49.3 1.8 45.7 52.9
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 993 24.3 0.7 22.9 25.8
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 54 31.2 3.9 23.5 38.9
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 24 17.2 3.7 10.0 24.4
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 11 24.2 6.7 11.1 37.3
Hispanic 37 16.9 2.8 11.3 22.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 110 32.9 2.9 27.2 38.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 410 28.1 1.3 25.5 30.6
Some College 313 22.5 1.2 20.0 24.9
College Graduate 281 18.8 1.1 16.6 21.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 112 32.1 3.0 26.3 38.0
$15,000 - $24,999 208 29.8 2.0 25.9 33.7
$25,000 - $34,999 155 24.6 1.9 20.9 28.3
$35,000 - $49,999 179 22.7 1.6 19.5 25.9
$50,000+ 274 19.9 1.2 17.6 22.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 578 18.8 0.8 17.2 20.3
Out of Work 21 25.8 5.4 15.1 36.5
Homemaker / Student 57 13.0 1.7 9.6 16.4
Retired 397 47.1 1.9 43.4 50.7
Unable to Work 61 44.8 4.7 35.6 54.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 574 23.0 0.9 21.3 24.8
Divorced / Separated 196 27.9 1.9 24.2 31.6
Widowed 261 52.7 2.3 48.2 57.3
Never Married 81 9.7 1.2 7.3 12.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 284 39.4 2.1 35.3 43.4
Living without a Disability 802 20.9 0.7 19.5 22.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 59 27.0 3.3 20.6 33.5
Rural 170 31.0 2.3 26.6 35.4
Densely-settled Rural 175 26.2 1.9 22.5 29.9
Semi-urban 216 21.3 1.4 18.5 24.1
Urban 490 22.1 1.0 20.2 24.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 280 46.2 2.4 41.6 50.8
Excellent to Good 834 20.6 0.7 19.2 22.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 72 15.1 1.9 11.4 18.8
Insured 1048 25.0 0.7 23.5 26.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 175 61.2 3.2 55.0 67.4
No Diabetes 944 21.6 0.7 20.2 22.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 110 28.1 2.7 22.8 33.4
No Current Asthma 1008 23.6 0.7 22.2 25.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 131 32.5 2.6 27.3 37.6
<14 days mental health not good 956 22.8 0.7 21.4 24.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 211 20.1 1.4 17.4 22.9
Non-Smoker 906 24.9 0.8 23.4 26.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 287 14.3 0.9 12.6 16.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 379 25.5 1.2 23.0 27.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 376 40.0 1.8 36.5 43.5

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor or
health care professional that they have high blood pressure.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.