Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1240 23.3 0.7 22.0 24.7
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SEX . . . . .
Male 467 21.7 1.0 19.7 23.8
Female 773 24.9 0.9 23.1 26.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 12 4.9 1.6 1.8 8.0
25-34 years 52 6.9 1.1 4.8 9.0
35-44 years 121 13.2 1.2 10.8 15.6
45-54 years 259 25.5 1.5 22.5 28.4
55-64 years 266 41.5 2.2 37.3 45.8
65+ years 521 49.6 1.7 46.2 53.0
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1110 24.2 0.7 22.7 25.6
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 60 29.2 3.8 21.7 36.7
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 28 17.1 3.4 10.5 23.8
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 6 13.5 6.0 1.7 25.2
Hispanic 32 12.0 2.2 7.6 16.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 108 28.5 2.9 22.7 34.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 398 25.2 1.3 22.6 27.7
Some College 390 24.0 1.3 21.4 26.5
College Graduate 343 20.1 1.1 18.0 22.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 122 30.5 3.3 24.1 37.0
$15,000 - $24,999 254 27.3 1.8 23.8 30.9
$25,000 - $34,999 188 22.4 1.7 19.0 25.7
$35,000 - $49,999 197 22.3 1.6 19.2 25.5
$50,000+ 291 20.2 1.2 17.9 22.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 569 17.6 0.8 16.0 19.1
Out of Work 32 17.0 3.3 10.5 23.5
Homemaker / Student 55 10.1 1.7 6.9 13.4
Retired 514 49.3 1.7 45.9 52.7
Unable to Work 68 44.9 4.8 35.5 54.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 636 22.8 0.9 21.1 24.5
Divorced / Separated 240 27.0 1.7 23.6 30.4
Widowed 264 50.6 2.4 45.8 55.4
Never Married 100 11.2 1.5 8.4 14.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 385 41.5 1.9 37.7 45.2
Living without a Disability 843 19.4 0.7 18.0 20.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 65 30.8 3.6 23.7 37.8
Rural 170 29.0 2.2 24.7 33.3
Densely-settled Rural 222 25.9 1.8 22.3 29.4
Semi-urban 238 21.5 1.5 18.6 24.3
Urban 542 21.5 1.0 19.6 23.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 331 47.4 2.3 42.9 51.9
Excellent to Good 906 19.6 0.7 18.3 21.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 103 14.3 1.5 11.3 17.4
Insured 1135 24.8 0.7 23.3 26.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 187 56.6 3.1 50.4 62.7
No Diabetes 1053 21.2 0.7 19.9 22.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 112 27.5 2.6 22.4 32.7
No Current Asthma 1125 23.0 0.7 21.6 24.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 132 29.2 2.7 24.0 34.5
<14 days mental health not good 1091 22.8 0.7 21.4 24.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 210 18.6 1.4 15.8 21.3
Non-Smoker 1030 24.6 0.8 23.1 26.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 289 13.9 0.9 12.2 15.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 459 24.3 1.2 22.1 26.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 420 36.9 1.7 33.6 40.2

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.