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This data measures the percentage of Arizonans who reported they have been told by a healthcare professional that they have high blood pressure.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is defined by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology as a blood pressure systolic number higher than 130 mm Hg and a diastolic number of 80 mm of Hg or higher.

Hypertension affects up to 50% of U.S. residents to varying degrees. At increased risk of severe cardiovascular and cerebral health incidents, people with hypertension are cautioned to bring this condition under control.  For some people, there is no identifiable cause of hypertension.  For others, hypertension may be due to kidney problems, adrenal gland tumors, certain medications, illegal drugs, congenital reasons, or possibly stress.

Hypertension data are updated annually and are available for the following localities:

  • Nation
  • States
  • Counties