Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 9309 31.3 0.4 30.6 32.0
GENDER
Female 5409 29.5 0.4 28.7 30.4
Male 3900 33.2 0.6 32.1 34.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 90 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.7
25-34 years 274 11.4 0.7 10.0 12.9
35-44 years 531 19.0 0.8 17.4 20.7
45-54 years 1300 33.8 0.9 32.1 35.6
55-64 years 2381 46.6 0.8 45.0 48.2
65+ years 4733 62.7 0.6 61.5 64.0
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 8990 32.5 0.4 31.8 33.2
Hispanic 284 20.1 1.3 17.6 22.6
RACE
White only 8276 31.8 0.4 31.1 32.6
Black or African American only 522 40.1 2.1 36.0 44.2
Other race only 305 22.3 1.5 19.5 25.2
More than one race 137 27.9 2.6 22.7 33.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 694 34.0 1.4 31.3 36.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 2935 34.9 0.7 33.5 36.2
Some college 2844 30.5 0.6 29.3 31.7
College graduate 2836 27.6 0.5 26.5 28.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 871 32.6 1.3 30.1 35.2
$15,000 to $24,999 1684 34.8 1.0 32.9 36.7
$25,000 to $34,999 1132 34.9 1.1 32.7 37.1
$35,000 to $49,999 1346 32.8 1.0 30.9 34.8
$50,000 or more 2959 28.1 0.5 27.0 29.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3692 24.5 0.4 23.6 25.3
Out of work 362 27.5 1.6 24.3 30.6
Homemaker/Student 451 15.9 0.9 14.2 17.7
Retired 3969 60.9 0.7 59.5 62.3
Unable to work 811 52.9 1.7 49.6 56.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3870 46.0 0.8 44.5 47.4
1 to less than 20 hours 549 29.0 1.4 26.2 31.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 863 22.3 0.9 20.6 24.0
40 plus hours 2662 25.4 0.5 24.3 26.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4980 32.4 0.5 31.5 33.3
Divorced/Separated 1641 37.2 1.0 35.2 39.1
Widowed 1919 63.3 1.1 61.2 65.4
Never married 746 14.5 0.7 13.1 15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 5727 26.0 0.4 25.3 26.8
Living with a disability 3496 51.7 0.8 50.1 53.3
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 551 36.0 1.6 32.9 39.1
Rural 975 34.4 1.1 32.2 36.6
Densely-settled rural 1619 33.0 0.9 31.2 34.7
Semi-Urban 1512 31.9 0.9 30.1 33.6
Urban 4652 29.8 0.5 28.8 30.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 691 20.8 0.9 19.0 22.6
Insured 8600 33.6 0.4 32.8 34.3
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 7196 27.0 0.4 26.4 27.7
Have diabetes 2102 71.7 1.1 69.6 73.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 8314 31.0 0.4 30.3 31.7
Current asthma 934 34.9 1.3 32.4 37.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 4940 24.0 0.4 23.2 24.8
Yes 4319 54.4 0.7 53.0 55.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 8246 30.7 0.4 30.0 31.4
14+ days mental health NOT good 936 36.6 1.3 34.1 39.1
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 7780 31.9 0.4 31.2 32.7
Current smoker 1389 29.3 0.9 27.6 31.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 2072 19.1 0.5 18.1 20.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 3232 32.6 0.6 31.4 33.9
Obese, BMI>=30 3534 45.1 0.7 43.6 46.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 2969 38.5 0.7 37.0 39.9
Yes 5954 29.1 0.4 28.3 30.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 7758 29.4 0.4 28.7 30.1
Served on active duty 1547 45.6 1.1 43.4 47.7

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.