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Complete Indicator Profile 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

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 HDS-5.1:

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 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 2005-2009 & 2011

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NM vs. U.S. by BRFSS by weighting method Year Percent Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 8
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights 2005 22.8 21.5 24.1
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights 2007 25.6 24.2 27.0
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights 2009 26.6 25.4 27.9
New Mexico, Raked Weights 2011 28.4 27.3 29.6
U.S., Post-stratification Weights 2005 25.5
U.S., Post-stratification Weights 2007 27.8
U.S., Post-stratification Weights 2009 28.7
U.S., Raked Weights 2011 30.8

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 Gender 2011

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Sex, M/F Percent Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator
Record Count: 3
Male 30.2 28.4 32.0 814
Female 26.8 25.4 28.2 1,276
Total 28.4 27.3 29.6

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 Race/Ethnicity 2011

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Race Percent Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native 24.7 20.8 29.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 23.1 13.8 36.0
Black/African American 40.9 30.2 52.6
Hispanic 26.2 24.4 28.1
White 30.9 29.3 32.5
New Mexico 28.4 27.3 29.6

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 2011

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County Percent Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo 25.2 22.9 27.6
Catron **
Chaves 32.2 27.0 37.8
Cibola 33.8 26.0 42.5
Colfax 40.8 29.4 53.4
Curry 31.9 25.2 39.5
De Baca **
Dona Ana 30.5 26.6 34.7
Eddy 35.7 29.4 42.4
Grant 30.8 23.6 38.9
Guadalupe **
Harding **
Hidalgo **
Lea 35.6 29.5 42.1
Lincoln 35.4 24.3 48.2
Los Alamos 26.1 18.2 35.9
Luna 43.8 32.6 55.5
McKinley 26.3 21.0 32.4
Mora **
Otero 34.8 28.3 41.9
Quay 46.2 30.9 62.3
Rio Arriba 33.1 25.8 41.3
Roosevelt 33.8 23.2 46.2
Sandoval 27.1 23.3 31.3
San Juan 26.2 22.5 30.3
San Miguel 35.0 26.5 44.6
Santa Fe 25.2 21.8 28.9
Sierra 38.8 25.1 54.5
Socorro 24.7 14.8 38.3
Taos 28.1 20.8 36.8
Torrance 23.6 15.5 34.2
Union **
Valencia 27.1 22.7 31.9
NM 28.4 27.3 29.6
US 27.8

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 Age Group 2011

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Age Group Percent Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 4
18-34 8.1 6.5 10.1
35-49 21.5 19.3 23.9
50-64 40.1 37.9 42.3
65+ 57.3 55.1 59.5

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.


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.

Page Content Updated On 08/23/2013, Published on 02/28/2014
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Content updated: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:18:56 MST