Among US adults, the age-standardized prevalence of hypertension and the use of antihypertensive medications among those with self-reported hypertension decreased slightly during 2011-2015. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), this CDC study found minimal change in state-level prevalence of hypertension awareness and treatment among US adults. Among the details:
- From 2011 to 2015, the age-standardized prevalence of self-reported hypertension decreased slightly from 30.1% to 29.8%.
- Among those with hypertension, the age-standardized prevalence of medications use also decreased slightly from 63.0% to 61.8%.
- It was unclear whether these small changes are clinically meaningful.
Fang J, Gillespie C, Ayala C, Loustalot F. Prevalence of self-reported hypertension and antihypertensive medication use among adults aged ≥18 years—United States, 2011–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67:219–224. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6707a4.
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