Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1638 30.3 0.9 28.6 32.0
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SEX . . . . .
Male 621 32.0 1.4 29.2 34.8
Female 1017 28.7 1.0 26.8 30.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 12 13.0 3.6 5.9 20.1
25-34 years 46 12.3 1.9 8.6 15.9
35-44 years 106 18.1 1.8 14.7 21.5
45-54 years 285 30.0 1.6 26.8 33.2
55-64 years 418 48.5 1.9 44.8 52.1
65+ years 771 59.1 1.5 56.2 62.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 49 18.3 3.1 12.2 24.4
Non-Hispanic 1587 31.0 0.9 29.3 32.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1470 31.0 0.9 29.2 32.7
Black Only 73 36.1 5.3 25.7 46.5
Other Race Only 60 17.0 2.7 11.7 22.3
More than One Race 27 37.0 9.4 18.5 55.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 140 34.7 3.6 27.6 41.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 512 33.4 1.7 30.0 36.8
Some College 541 32.9 1.6 29.7 36.1
College Graduate 444 25.0 1.3 22.5 27.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 169 43.0 4.1 35.0 50.9
$15,000 - $24,999 274 37.8 2.8 32.4 43.2
$25,000 - $34,999 226 40.2 2.7 34.8 45.6
$35,000 - $49,999 237 28.0 2.0 24.0 32.0
$50,000+ 526 24.5 1.1 22.3 26.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 721 24.1 1.0 22.1 26.1
Out of Work 32 30.3 6.3 17.9 42.7
Homemaker / Student 104 18.4 2.3 13.9 22.8
Retired 649 58.8 1.6 55.6 62.0
Unable to Work 130 55.9 4.1 47.9 64.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 659 44.8 1.7 41.4 48.2
1-19 Hours 83 29.8 3.6 22.7 36.9
20-39 Hours 163 23.3 2.3 18.8 27.9
40 + Hours 543 24.2 1.2 21.9 26.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 911 28.5 1.0 26.6 30.4
Divorced / Separated 259 41.0 2.7 35.8 46.2
Widowed 364 61.0 2.2 56.8 65.2
Never Married 98 18.7 2.8 13.2 24.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 645 48.4 1.9 44.8 52.1
Living without a Disability 988 25.0 0.9 23.2 26.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 81 34.0 4.0 26.0 41.9
Rural 233 36.6 2.5 31.7 41.4
Densely-settled Rural 291 37.9 2.5 33.0 42.8
Semi-urban 313 26.6 1.7 23.3 30.0
Urban 719 27.6 1.2 25.3 29.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 92 24.3 3.1 18.3 30.3
Insured 1542 31.1 0.9 29.4 32.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 303 68.8 2.8 63.3 74.3
No Diabetes 1335 27.3 0.9 25.6 29.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 161 33.5 3.0 27.6 39.3
No Current Asthma 1460 29.8 0.9 28.0 31.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 438 54.5 2.5 49.5 59.5
Excellent to Good 1197 26.5 0.9 24.7 28.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 163 36.8 3.3 30.3 43.2
<14 days mental health not good 1442 29.4 0.9 27.7 31.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 233 28.6 2.2 24.3 32.8
Non-Smoker 1402 30.7 0.9 28.8 32.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 366 19.5 1.3 17.0 22.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 613 31.0 1.4 28.2 33.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 601 43.1 1.8 39.5 46.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1116 28.1 1.0 26.1 30.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 521 37.3 1.7 33.9 40.6
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 568 25.8 1.3 23.4 28.3
Insufficient 684 32.0 1.4 29.3 34.7
No Activity 289 40.4 2.4 35.6 45.2

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.
 
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