Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of adults with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control

Baseline: 47.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with high blood pressure/hypertension had it under control in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 60.8 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Many adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Controlling or lowering blood pressure can help prevent chronic kidney disease, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Screening for high blood pressure and taking steps to lower it through lifestyle changes — and medication when appropriate — can help keep blood pressure under control.