Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 7332 28.7 0.4 27.9 29.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2795 29.0 0.7 27.7 30.3
Female 4537 28.4 0.5 27.4 29.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 33 6.6 1.2 4.1 9.0
25-34 years 162 11.3 0.9 9.5 13.2
35-44 years 427 17.7 0.9 16.0 19.4
45-54 years 1178 29.4 0.8 27.8 31.0
55-64 years 1916 45.1 0.8 43.5 46.8
65+ years 3616 59.1 0.7 57.7 60.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 211 20.3 1.8 16.7 23.9
Non-Hispanic 7110 29.2 0.4 28.4 30.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 6540 28.9 0.4 28.0 29.7
Black Only 397 38.5 2.4 33.8 43.2
Other Race Only 238 19.9 1.7 16.6 23.2
More than One Race 127 30.1 3.4 23.4 36.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High Schoo 567 32.8 1.8 29.2 36.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 2461 31.9 0.8 30.3 33.6
Some College 2234 29.6 0.8 28.1 31.1
College Graduate 2060 24.4 0.6 23.2 25.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 638 34.7 1.9 30.9 38.5
$15,000 - $24,999 1330 37.1 1.2 34.8 39.5
$25,000 - $34,999 1072 36.3 1.4 33.6 38.9
$35,000 - $49,999 1141 30.9 1.1 28.9 33.0
$50,000+ 2206 23.6 0.6 22.4 24.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3013 22.6 0.5 21.6 23.5
Out of Work 247 26.4 2.2 22.1 30.7
Homemaker / Student 342 13.8 1.1 11.7 15.9
Retired 3151 57.9 0.7 56.4 59.4
Unable to Work 559 54.3 2.2 50.0 58.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 3060 43.2 0.9 41.4 44.9
1-19 Hours 412 23.8 1.6 20.6 27.0
20-39 Hours 687 20.6 1.0 18.7 22.6
40 + Hours 2250 23.3 0.6 22.2 24.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 4010 28.4 0.5 27.5 29.3
Divorced / Separated 1139 36.8 1.2 34.4 39.2
Widowed 1663 60.2 1.1 58.2 62.3
Never Married 502 14.2 1.1 12.0 16.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 2755 48.0 1.0 46.1 49.9
Living without a Disability 4535 23.8 0.4 22.9 24.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 347 35.1 2.0 31.1 39.0
Rura 951 31.4 1.2 29.0 33.8
Densely-settled Rura 1128 29.1 1.1 26.9 31.2
Semi-urban 1501 30.7 1.0 28.8 32.6
Urban 3397 26.8 0.6 25.7 27.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 482 21.2 1.3 18.7 23.7
Insured 6843 29.8 0.4 28.9 30.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 1609 64.5 1.5 61.6 67.4
No Diabetes 5721 25.3 0.4 24.5 26.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 666 31.7 1.6 28.6 34.8
No Current Asthma 6610 28.4 0.4 27.6 29.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 3536 51.2 0.8 49.7 52.8
No Arthritis 3691 21.6 0.4 20.8 22.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1858 55.8 1.3 53.3 58.3
Excellent to Good 5452 24.9 0.4 24.1 25.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 725 36.1 1.6 33.0 39.3
<14 days mental health not good 6511 27.9 0.4 27.1 28.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 1058 27.1 1.1 25.0 29.2
Non-Smoker 6242 29.0 0.4 28.1 29.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1705 17.8 0.6 16.8 18.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 2451 28.2 0.7 26.8 29.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 2872 42.4 0.9 40.7 44.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4898 25.7 0.5 24.8 26.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2429 38.7 0.9 36.9 40.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2603 23.6 0.6 22.5 24.7
Insufficient 2808 29.4 0.7 28.2 30.7
No Activity 1506 44.7 1.3 42.1 47.2

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.