Who is affected by high blood pressure

About 1 out of 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure.1

The number of people who have high blood pressure increases with age in both men and women.

Adult African Americans have a higher prevalence of high blood pressure than Caucasian (white) adults.1


  1. Lloyd-Jones D, et al. (2008). Heart disease and stroke statistics 2009 update. A report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Circulation. Published online December 15, 2008 (doi:10.1161/circulationaha.108.191261).

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