Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2607 24.2 0.5 23.2 25.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1028 24.9 0.8 23.3 26.6
Female 1579 23.5 0.6 22.3 24.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 17 4.4 1.2 2.2 6.7
25-34 years 80 8.8 1.0 6.8 10.9
35-44 years 210 14.9 1.0 12.8 16.9
45-54 years 462 26.3 1.1 24.0 28.5
55-64 years 602 41.2 1.4 38.5 44.0
65+ years 1225 50.5 1.1 48.3 52.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 75 12.3 1.6 9.1 15.5
Non-Hispanic 2528 25.1 0.5 24.0 26.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2361 24.7 0.5 23.7 25.8
Black Only 124 35.0 3.2 28.7 41.4
Other Race Only 81 13.3 1.7 9.9 16.7
More than One Race 37 23.4 4.2 15.2 31.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 238 26.3 2.1 22.1 30.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 935 27.2 1.0 25.3 29.1
Some College 708 22.8 0.9 21.0 24.6
College Graduate 723 22.0 0.8 20.4 23.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 276 34.1 2.5 29.1 39.0
$15,000 - $24,999 536 29.0 1.4 26.3 31.8
$25,000 - $34,999 352 25.2 1.4 22.4 28.0
$35,000 - $49,999 394 24.6 1.3 22.1 27.2
$50,000+ 647 20.1 0.8 18.5 21.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1109 18.6 0.6 17.4 19.8
Out of Work 64 19.9 2.9 14.3 25.5
Homemaker / Student 125 11.3 1.1 9.0 13.5
Retired 1126 50.5 1.2 48.2 52.8
Unable to Work 179 46.8 3.2 40.6 53.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1104 36.5 1.1 34.4 38.7
1-19 Hours 121 21.6 2.2 17.3 25.9
20-39 Hours 249 16.8 1.2 14.4 19.2
40 + Hours 850 19.4 0.7 18.0 20.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1403 24.0 0.6 22.8 25.3
Divorced / Separated 421 30.4 1.5 27.6 33.3
Widowed 602 51.8 1.6 48.7 55.0
Never Married 178 9.9 1.0 7.9 12.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 962 41.7 1.3 39.1 44.3
Living without a Disability 1626 19.9 0.5 18.8 20.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 136 25.0 2.4 20.3 29.8
Rural 354 27.2 1.6 24.1 30.2
Densely-settled Rural 482 27.9 1.4 25.2 30.6
Semi-urban 535 25.9 1.2 23.6 28.2
Urban 1093 21.4 0.7 20.0 22.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 728 48.2 1.6 45.0 51.4
Excellent to Good 1865 20.5 0.5 19.5 21.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 171 14.9 1.4 12.2 17.7
Insured 2432 25.6 0.5 24.5 26.7
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 502 61.5 2.2 57.3 65.8
No Diabetes 2105 21.4 0.5 20.4 22.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 2607 100.0 0.0 100.0 100.0
No Hypertension 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 208 28.8 2.1 24.7 33.0
No Current Asthma 2392 23.8 0.5 22.8 24.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1313 41.6 1.1 39.5 43.7
No arthritis 1271 17.8 0.6 16.7 18.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 276 30.7 2.0 26.9 34.6
<14 days mental health not good 2289 23.5 0.5 22.4 24.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 348 19.0 1.2 16.7 21.3
Non-Smoker 2254 25.3 0.6 24.2 26.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 622 14.1 0.7 12.8 15.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 953 25.5 0.9 23.8 27.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 901 38.7 1.3 36.3 41.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1738 22.0 0.6 20.8 23.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 867 31.1 1.1 28.9 33.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 931 19.7 0.7 18.3 21.1
Insufficient 968 24.8 0.8 23.1 26.5
No Activity 577 37.1 1.6 34.1 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.