Indicator Report - Cardiovascular Disease - High Blood Pressure
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.
Data NotesThe high blood pressure question is administered only in odd years. Responses are weighted to reflect the general New Mexico adult population.
Data SourceBehavioral 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.
DefinitionEstimated 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.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 08/23/2013, Published on 02/28/2014