The National High Blood Pressure Education Program
Hypertension is one of the most prevalent chronic disease conditions in the United States. Approximately 35 million Americans, about 1 in 6, have high blood pressure that warrants some form of treatment. An additional 25 million are estimated to have borderline high blood pressure that requires medical surveillance. Untreated hypertension is the largest single contributor to stroke and a major contributor to heart disease and kidney failure. It is these complications caused by hypertension rather than hypertension itself that generally results in hospitalization. Hypertension is more common among blacks than whites—about 1 out of 4 blacks has definite high blood pressure, contrasted to 1 in 6 in the general population.
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