Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
29.5 percent (2013-16) *

27.7 percent *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

29.5 percent of adults aged 18 years and over had hypertension in 2013-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce the proportion of adults with hypertension

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


People with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are more likely to have coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease. Strategies to help people eat healthier, lose weight, and get more physical activity can reduce the risk of high blood pressure.