High Blood Pressure Statistics

InfographicHigh blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most prevalent health conditions facing Americans. In fact, 68 million Americans – 1 in every 3 U.S. adults – have high blood pressure, and nearly 20 percent do not know they have it. Sadly, the disease can lead to other health problems, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

Measure Up/Pressure Down® medical groups are already improving these statistics. View our campaign success stories and best practices to see how these groups are moving the needle in blood pressure control.

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Health Toll

Financial Costs

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Interactive Maps

US MapMany organizations have developed interactive maps that show the effect of high blood pressure in communities throughout the United States. Learn about how the disease impacts your county, state, race, or gender with these tools: