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Nearly HALF of Americans!

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  • Nearly 1 out of 2 adults in the United States has hypertension (116 million).
  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults with hypertension in the United States are recommended lifestyle modifications only (24.3 million).
  • Most adults with hypertension in the United States are recommended prescription medication with lifestyle modifications (91.7 million).
  • Most adults with hypertension in the United States do not have their hypertension under control (92.1 million). This includes all 24.3 million adults who are recommended lifestyle modifications only and 67.8 million adults who are recommended lifestyle modifications and prescription medication.
  • Many adults in the United States who are already treated with hypertension medication may need to have their current medication dosage increased or to be prescribed additional medications to achieve blood pressure control (33.6 million). More than half of this group have a blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or higher (20.0 million).
  • Many adults in the United States for whom hypertension medication is recommended are untreated and may need both a prescription and to start taking it (34.1 million). Two-thirds of this group have a blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or higher (23.2 million).
 
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