Table 9-2.

Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control: NHANES 1999 to 2006 and 2007 to 2012, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex

AwarenessTreatmentControl
1999–20062007–20121999–20062007–20121999–20062007–2012
NH white males71.880.261.872.641.953.3
NH white females76.984.468.180.240.056.7
NH black male70.180.059.667.934.140.7
NH black females85.388.276.681.143.854.1
Mexican American males57.767.041.857.925.635.0
Mexican American females69.978.657.970.531.947.0
  • Values are percentages. Hypertension is defined in terms of NHANES blood pressure measurements and health interviews. A subject was considered hypertensive if systolic blood pressure was ≥140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure was ≥90 mm Hg, or if the subject said “yes” to taking antihypertensive medication. NH indicates non-Hispanic; and NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  • Sources: NHANES (1999–2006, 2007–2012) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.