Asked by: Iu Benimeliasked in category: General Last Updated: 30th May, 2020
Which of the following groups has the highest incidence of hypertension?
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what ethnic group has the greatest incidence of high blood pressure?
The prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) in African-Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic African-American men and women have high blood pressure.
Likewise, what group of people is most likely to be hypertensive?
- Pregnant women.
- Women who take birth control pills.
- People over the age of 35.
- People who are overweight or obese.
- People who are not active.
- People who drink alcohol excessively.
- People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt.
- People who have sleep apnea.
Correspondingly, what ethnic groups are more prone to hypertension?
The age-standardized prevalence of hypertension was:
- 46.0 percent among African-Americans.
- 44.7 percent among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
- 40.4 percent among Asians.
- 37.3 percent among American Indian/native Alaskans.
- 34.9 percent among whites.
- 34.3 percent among Hispanics.
What is the incidence of hypertension?
Overall, the prevalence of hypertension among adults was 29.0%, and was similar among men (30.2%) and women (27.7%) (Figure 1). The prevalence of hypertension increased with age, from 7.5% among adults aged 18–39 to 33.2% among those aged 40–59, and 63.1% among those aged 60 and over.