Skip directly to searchSkip directly to the site navigationSkip directly to this page's context menuSkip directly to the page's main content

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.

Prevalence of Diagnosed High Blood Pressure among Adults by County 2011

::chart - missing::
data tableconfidence limits

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.

Other Views


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.

How We Calculated the Rates

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

Page Content Updated On 08/23/2013, Published on 02/28/2014
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Fri, 27 February 2015 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:52:22 MST