Asked by: Iu Benimeli
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

Which of the following groups has the highest incidence of hypertension?

The recent National Health and Examination Survey found that HTN was most prevalent in NHB (42.1%), followed by NHW (28.0%), Hispanic (26.0%), and non-Hispanic Asian (24.7%) and that treatment rate was lower among non-Hispanic Asians (65.2%) than NHBs (77.4%), NHWs (76.7%), and Hispanic adults (73.5%).

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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.

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