Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 8234 30.8 0.4 30.1 31.6
GENDER
Male 3226 31.6 0.6 30.4 32.9
Female 5008 30.0 0.5 29.1 31.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 56 5.9 0.9 4.2 7.6
25-34 Years 231 12.5 0.9 10.8 14.2
35-44 Years 507 21.7 1.0 19.8 23.6
45-54 Years 1250 32.4 0.9 30.7 34.2
55-64 Years 2164 47.8 0.9 46.2 49.5
65+ Years 4026 60.3 0.7 59.0 61.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 265 21.6 1.5 18.6 24.6
Non-Hispanic 7957 31.7 0.4 30.9 32.5
RACE
White Only 7382 31.5 0.4 30.7 32.3
Black or AA only 427 39.4 2.3 34.8 44.0
Other Race Only 269 18.9 1.4 16.2 21.7
More than one race 125 32.2 3.4 25.5 38.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 645 34.0 1.6 30.9 37.0
High school graduate or G.E.D. 2651 34.1 0.8 32.6 35.6
Some college 2499 30.8 0.7 29.4 32.2
College graduate 2432 26.0 0.6 24.9 27.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 833 36.6 1.6 33.5 39.8
$15,000 - $24,999 1477 34.0 1.1 31.9 36.1
$25,000 - $34,999 1052 35.7 1.2 33.3 38.1
$35,000 - $49,999 1225 34.2 1.1 32.1 36.3
$50,000+ 2414 26.4 0.6 25.3 27.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 3107 24.1 0.5 23.1 25.0
Out of work 358 28.0 1.7 24.7 31.4
Homemaker or Student 441 16.1 1.0 14.1 18.1
Retired 3605 59.2 0.7 57.8 60.7
Unable to work 712 55.0 1.9 51.2 58.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3613 45.4 0.8 43.8 47.0
1-19 hours 413 25.9 1.6 22.9 29.0
20-39 hours 739 21.7 1.0 19.8 23.7
40+ hours 2274 24.6 0.6 23.5 25.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 4444 31.6 0.5 30.7 32.6
Divorced or seperated 1336 37.0 1.1 34.8 39.1
Widowed 1823 60.3 1.1 58.2 62.4
Never married 611 15.2 0.9 13.5 16.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 3486 50.2 0.8 48.6 51.9
Living without a disability 4561 24.8 0.4 24.0 25.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 502 38.5 1.8 34.9 42.0
Rural 976 34.5 1.2 32.1 36.8
Densely-settled Rural 1516 32.0 0.9 30.1 33.8
Semi-urban 1292 31.3 1.0 29.4 33.2
Urban 3948 29.0 0.5 28.0 30.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 7592 32.5 0.4 31.7 33.3
Uninsured 633 23.3 1.1 21.1 25.4
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1905 71.0 1.1 68.7 73.2
No diabetes 6320 26.6 0.4 25.8 27.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 825 37.6 1.5 34.6 40.5
No current asthma 7354 30.2 0.4 29.4 31.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 3771 54.4 0.8 52.9 56.0
No arthritis 4399 23.7 0.4 22.9 24.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 2259 56.1 1.1 53.9 58.3
Excellent, very good or good health 5946 26.3 0.4 25.6 27.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 886 37.5 1.4 34.7 40.3
<14 days mental health not good 7223 30.1 0.4 29.3 30.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1256 27.7 0.9 25.9 29.5
Non-smoker 6939 31.7 0.4 30.8 32.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 1813 17.8 0.5 16.8 18.8
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 2802 31.5 0.7 30.2 32.8
Obese (BMI>=30) 3215 46.6 0.8 45.0 48.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 5316 28.1 0.4 27.2 29.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2759 38.7 0.8 37.1 40.3
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 892 22.1 0.9 20.3 23.9
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 2500 31.7 0.7 30.3 33.0
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 485 26.4 1.5 23.5 29.3
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 3942 34.8 0.6 33.6 36.0
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 892 22.1 0.9 20.3 23.9
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 6927 32.9 0.4 32.0 33.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1334 44.8 1.2 42.6 47.1
Not served on active duty 6896 29.0 0.4 28.2 29.8

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they have high blood pressure.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.