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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cardiovascular Disease - High Blood Pressure

Definition

Estimated percentage of New Mexican adults (age 18 and over) who have ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that they have high blood pressure.

Numerator

Number of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System who have ever been told they have high blood pressure by a health professional.

Denominator

Number of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Data Interpretation Issues

These data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (landline only from 1986 through 2010; landline and cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage. When the data shown are about a specific sub-population, only respondents of that sub-population are included in the denominator.

Why Is This Important?

High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (i.e., heart attack, heart failure, or stroke) and kidney failure. For adults who have high blood pressure, controlling it through lifestyle modifications (i.e., diet and exercise) as well as medications can help reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease or kidney failure.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of adults with hypertension

U.S. Target: 26.9 percent

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of adults who have ever been told they have high blood pressure by a health professional has been increasing in New Mexico.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Compared to the US median, New Mexico's percent of adults who have ever been told they have high blood pressure by a health professional has been consistently lower.


Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2005-2013, Odd Years

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confidence limits

NM vs. U.S. by BRFSS by weighting methodYearPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 10
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200522.821.524.1
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200725.624.227.0
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200926.625.427.9
New Mexico, Raked Weights201128.427.329.6
New Mexico, Raked Weights201329.528.330.8
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200525.5
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200727.8
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200928.7
U.S., Raked Weights201130.8
U.S., Raked Weights201331.4

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.   U.S. values are the median of all U.S. states and the District of Columbia for each particular year. Beginning with 2011 estimates, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods. Therefore, estimates from 2011 and forward can not be compared to estimates from previous years.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Age Group, New Mexico, 2013

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Age GroupPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
18-349.47.711.31531,615
35-4921.218.723.93941,795
50-6440.037.642.51,1872,943
65+57.254.659.81,6572,848

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Gender 2013

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Sex, M/FPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Male31.429.433.41,5283,933
Female27.726.129.41,8935,356
Total29.528.330.83,4219,289

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure Among Adults by County, New Mexico, 2011 and 2013

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CountyPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo25.924.127.79763,275
Catron37.725.551.83373
Chaves34.630.638.9330736
Cibola37.131.343.3198428
Colfax35.427.044.970176
Curry31.326.636.4191472
De Baca62.746.876.23557
Dona Ana30.227.632.96451,688
Eddy36.531.941.4289659
Grant31.726.537.5142381
Guadalupe34.020.850.32150
Harding**Rate was suppressed due to small sample size.13
Hidalgo21.211.934.92254
Lea31.627.635.9276658
Lincoln38.430.946.5134284
Los Alamos24.318.431.365211
Luna37.830.945.2111240
McKinley27.623.831.9300860
Mora33.220.648.72362
Otero37.032.441.9267617
Quay45.835.356.761125
Rio Arriba33.928.839.4193475
Roosevelt29.622.837.391206
Sandoval26.523.330.03791,101
San Juan27.525.130.17381,950
San Miguel35.728.843.3126322
Santa Fe26.123.628.74931,629
Sierra44.334.954.179166
Socorro29.621.439.370181
Taos26.821.932.4115366
Torrance32.222.244.149128
Union31.720.445.82558
Valencia27.823.532.5284739
NM29.528.330.83,4219,099
US31.42013

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.   **Note: Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release. The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Health Region, New Mexico, 2013

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New Mexico Health RegionLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
Northwest30.527.833.37311,864
Northeast29.326.732.15791,741
Metro26.924.629.36402,033
Southeast34.331.637.16801,596
Southwest33.130.535.77501,885
New Mexico29.528.330.83,4219,119
US31.42013

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2013

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Urban Versus Rural CountiesPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Metropolitan Counties26.924.629.36402,033
Small Metro Counties28.626.630.81,0562,994
Mixed Urban-Rural33.131.235.11,3573,393
Rural Counties40.035.444.7327699
New Mexico29.528.330.83,4219,119
U.S.31.42013

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.


Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013

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Race/EthnicityPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native24.020.528.0239760
Asian/Pacific Islander21.313.332.32793
Black/African American40.830.552.055117
Hispanic26.724.728.71,1053,332
White33.131.335.11,9274,797
New Mexico29.528.330.83,4219,099
United States31.42013

Data Notes

The high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.

References and Community Resources

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, High Blood Pressure website (www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure)

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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