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Dealing with High Blood Pressure       Archived


High blood pressure (HBP) increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Nearly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population had HBP during 2001–2004, and HBP was not controlled in approximately 70 percent of those persons. To assess the prevalence of actions to control HBP, CDC analyzed data from 20 states. The results indicated that nearly all adults with HBP were taking at least some action, but some persons can take additional actions, including dietary changes, exercise, and taking prescribed medication. Created: 5/4/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 5/4/2007. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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