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High Blood Pressure Prevalence

Value: 27.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011-2012
Location: County : Mendocino
Comparison: CA Counties
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have been told they have high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. Blood pressure above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
Why this is important: 
High blood pressure is the number one modifiable risk factor for stroke. In addition to stroke, high blood pressure also contributes to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and atherosclerosis. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. In the United States, one in three adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one-third of these people are not aware that they have it. Because there are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure, it is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure can occur in people of any age or sex; however, it is more common among those over age 35. It is particularly prevalent in African Americans, older adults, obese people, heavy drinkers, and women taking birth control pills. Blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes including eating a heart-healthy diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, controlling your weight, and staying physically active.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with high blood pressure to 26.9%.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 44 California counties and county groups.
Source: California Health Interview Survey
URL of Source:   http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/Pages/default.aspx
URL of Data:   http://ask.chis.ucla.edu/main/default.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007: 37.1 2009: 27.6 2011-2012: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Age

18-24: 9.1 25-44: 5.2 45-64: 35.8 65+: 54.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Gender

Female: 29.1 Male: 26.7 Overall: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Latino: 19.1 White: 31.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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Unit: percent
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High Blood Pressure Prevalence

Value: 27.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011-2012
Location: County : Mendocino
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have been told they have high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. Blood pressure above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
Why this is important: 
High blood pressure is the number one modifiable risk factor for stroke. In addition to stroke, high blood pressure also contributes to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and atherosclerosis. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. In the United States, one in three adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one-third of these people are not aware that they have it. Because there are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure, it is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure can occur in people of any age or sex; however, it is more common among those over age 35. It is particularly prevalent in African Americans, older adults, obese people, heavy drinkers, and women taking birth control pills. Blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes including eating a heart-healthy diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, controlling your weight, and staying physically active.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with high blood pressure to 26.9%.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: California Health Interview Survey
URL of Source:   http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/Pages/default.aspx
URL of Data:   http://ask.chis.ucla.edu/main/default.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007: 37.1 2009: 27.6 2011-2012: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Age

18-24: 9.1 25-44: 5.2 45-64: 35.8 65+: 54.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Gender

Female: 29.1 Male: 26.7 Overall: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Latino: 19.1 White: 31.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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Unit: percent
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High Blood Pressure Prevalence

Value: 27.9 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 26.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011-2012
Location: County : Mendocino
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have been told they have high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. Blood pressure above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
Why this is important: 
High blood pressure is the number one modifiable risk factor for stroke. In addition to stroke, high blood pressure also contributes to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and atherosclerosis. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. In the United States, one in three adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one-third of these people are not aware that they have it. Because there are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure, it is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure can occur in people of any age or sex; however, it is more common among those over age 35. It is particularly prevalent in African Americans, older adults, obese people, heavy drinkers, and women taking birth control pills. Blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes including eating a heart-healthy diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, controlling your weight, and staying physically active.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with high blood pressure to 26.9%.
Source: California Health Interview Survey
URL of Source:   http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/Pages/default.aspx
URL of Data:   http://ask.chis.ucla.edu/main/default.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007: 37.1 2009: 27.6 2011-2012: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Age

18-24: 9.1 25-44: 5.2 45-64: 35.8 65+: 54.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Gender

Female: 29.1 Male: 26.7 Overall: 27.9

percent

High Blood Pressure Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Latino: 19.1 White: 31.2 Overall: 27.9

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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