Notes: 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
Age-adjusted, using the subpopulation of persons aged ≥18 years with hypertension during 2011–2014.
Respondents were defined as having hypertension if their systolic blood pressure was ≥140 mm Hg or their diastolic blood pressure was ≥90 mm Hg, or they were currently taking medication to lower high blood pressure.
Respondents with hypertension who answered “yes” to the question, “Have you ever been told by a doctor or health professional that you had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?”
Data Sources: Nwankwo T, Yoon SS, Burt V, Gu Q. Hypertension among adults in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2012. NCHS data brief no. 133; 2013; CDC. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2013–2014.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Hypertension Who Are Aware They Have Hypertension, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014