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Latest Hypertension Figures.

About 50 million American adults have hypertension, according to the latest data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

A total of 42.3 million adults have high blood pressure, defined as systolic blood pressure of 140 mm Hg or greater, diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or greater, or reliance on antihypertension medication. An additional 7.7 million adults do not fit these criteria but have been told by a health professional on at least two occasions that they had high blood pressure, reported Dr. E.J. Roccella of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Md., and associates (Am. J. Hypertens. 13[1]:103-04, 2000).

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Title Annotation:according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study
Comment:Latest Hypertension Figures.(according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study)
Publication:Family Practice News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2000
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