Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1250 25.3 0.8 23.8 26.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 472 25.3 1.2 22.9 27.8
Female 778 25.2 0.9 23.5 27.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 16 8.0 2.3 3.4 12.6
25-34 years 44 7.8 1.3 5.2 10.3
35-44 years 115 15.2 1.4 12.4 17.9
45-54 years 243 26.1 1.6 23.0 29.3
55-64 years 245 42.4 2.2 38.1 46.8
65+ years 584 54.3 1.7 51.0 57.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 35 12.6 2.4 7.9 17.4
Non-Hispanic 1214 26.2 0.8 24.7 27.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1134 25.5 0.8 24.0 27.1
Black Only 59 37.7 4.7 28.5 46.8
Other Race Only 38 15.9 3.3 9.4 22.4
More than One Race 15 30.2 7.5 15.6 44.8
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 101 28.8 3.1 22.8 34.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 457 30.4 1.5 27.5 33.2
Some College 374 25.6 1.5 22.7 28.5
College Graduate 314 19.8 1.1 17.6 22.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 127 32.1 3.0 26.2 37.9
$15,000 - $24,999 268 31.5 2.2 27.3 35.7
$25,000 - $34,999 186 26.9 2.0 23.0 30.8
$35,000 - $49,999 190 24.0 1.8 20.5 27.5
$50,000+ 263 19.2 1.2 16.9 21.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 560 19.5 0.9 17.8 21.3
Out of Work 28 19.6 4.6 10.5 28.7
Homemaker / Student 63 13.1 1.8 9.6 16.6
Retired 520 53.4 1.8 49.9 56.9
Unable to Work 79 46.2 4.5 37.3 55.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 485 47.8 2.0 43.9 51.6
1-19 Hours 46 24.4 3.8 17.0 31.8
20-39 Hours 121 18.1 2.0 14.1 22.1
40 + Hours 427 20.0 1.0 18.0 22.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 645 23.9 0.9 22.2 25.7
Divorced / Separated 221 30.3 2.0 26.4 34.2
Widowed 305 57.7 2.3 53.1 62.3
Never Married 78 12.2 2.1 8.1 16.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 449 44.2 1.9 40.5 47.9
Living without a Disability 798 21.0 0.8 19.4 22.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 67 27.5 3.4 20.8 34.2
Rural 179 29.4 2.1 25.2 33.6
Densely-settled Rural 236 29.1 1.9 25.3 32.9
Semi-urban 232 24.0 1.6 20.8 27.1
Urban 529 23.1 1.1 20.9 25.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 355 51.8 2.4 47.1 56.5
Excellent to Good 894 21.4 0.8 19.9 22.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 87 15.9 2.0 12.0 19.7
Insured 1160 26.8 0.8 25.2 28.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 222 62.6 3.0 56.7 68.5
No Diabetes 1012 22.6 0.8 21.1 24.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 125 32.0 2.8 26.5 37.6
No Current Asthma 1115 24.6 0.8 23.1 26.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 119 29.2 2.8 23.8 34.7
<14 days mental health not good 1119 24.9 0.8 23.4 26.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 213 22.0 1.8 18.4 25.5
Non-Smoker 1036 26.2 0.8 24.5 27.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 305 15.7 1.0 13.6 17.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 468 25.2 1.2 22.8 27.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 418 41.6 1.9 37.9 45.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 845 23.0 0.8 21.3 24.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 405 32.7 1.7 29.4 35.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 464 21.4 1.1 19.3 23.5
Insufficient 481 25.9 1.2 23.5 28.3
No Activity 279 36.3 2.3 31.8 40.8

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.
 
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