Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2945 26.8 0.6 25.6 27.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1149 28.0 0.9 26.2 29.8
Female 1796 25.6 0.7 24.3 26.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 13 5.6 1.6 2.4 8.7
25-34 years 104 12.4 1.2 9.9 14.8
35-44 years 184 16.1 1.2 13.8 18.4
45-54 years 450 25.1 1.1 22.9 27.3
55-64 years 764 44.6 1.3 42.0 47.2
65+ years 1418 57.2 1.1 55.1 59.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 85 17.3 2.5 12.3 22.2
Non-Hispanic 2857 27.4 0.6 26.3 28.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2662 27.5 0.6 26.4 28.7
Black Only 138 39.0 3.7 31.8 46.2
Other Race Only 100 14.9 2.0 10.9 18.9
More than One Race 32 21.8 5.3 11.5 32.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 249 27.7 2.2 23.3 32.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 977 31.0 1.2 28.7 33.3
Some College 868 27.6 1.1 25.5 29.8
College Graduate 845 22.5 0.9 20.8 24.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 248 32.3 2.5 27.3 37.3
$15,000 - $24,999 552 33.7 1.8 30.3 37.2
$25,000 - $34,999 423 31.9 1.9 28.3 35.6
$35,000 - $49,999 455 27.2 1.4 24.5 30.0
$50,000+ 861 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1234 20.6 0.7 19.3 21.9
Out of Work 52 22.7 3.9 15.1 30.3
Homemaker / Student 157 13.2 1.2 10.8 15.5
Retired 1314 56.8 1.1 54.6 59.0
Unable to Work 184 42.8 3.1 36.7 48.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1333 43.4 1.2 41.1 45.6
1-19 Hours 135 22.3 2.5 17.3 27.3
20-39 Hours 286 21.3 1.6 18.2 24.3
40 + Hours 909 20.4 0.8 18.9 21.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1612 26.1 0.7 24.8 27.4
Divorced / Separated 437 35.0 1.7 31.7 38.4
Widowed 703 57.7 1.5 54.7 60.7
Never Married 185 12.2 1.5 9.3 15.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1110 44.1 1.3 41.6 46.7
Living without a Disability 1812 22.4 0.6 21.1 23.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 164 28.4 2.4 23.6 33.1
Rural 400 26.9 1.5 24.0 29.9
Densely-settled Rural 501 27.6 1.4 24.9 30.3
Semi-urban 567 28.1 1.3 25.5 30.7
Urban 1313 25.7 0.9 24.1 27.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 803 52.0 1.8 48.4 55.5
Excellent to Good 2130 22.9 0.6 21.8 24.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 181 18.5 1.6 15.3 21.7
Insured 2763 28.0 0.6 26.8 29.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 571 64.9 2.0 61.0 68.8
No Diabetes 2374 23.8 0.6 22.6 24.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 263 29.5 2.2 25.2 33.8
No Current Asthma 2675 26.6 0.6 25.4 27.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1562 46.4 1.1 44.3 48.6
No arthritis 1359 19.4 0.6 18.2 20.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 245 31.4 2.3 26.8 36.0
<14 days mental health not good 2649 26.3 0.6 25.1 27.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 451 25.0 1.4 22.2 27.8
Non-Smoker 2485 27.1 0.6 25.9 28.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 714 16.4 0.8 14.9 17.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1026 27.0 0.9 25.2 28.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1089 40.3 1.3 37.7 42.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1958 24.1 0.6 22.8 25.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 984 35.7 1.3 33.2 38.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1069 22.4 0.8 20.9 24.0
Insufficient 1119 27.4 0.9 25.6 29.3
No Activity 588 41.6 1.8 38.0 45.1

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.