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How common is high blood pressure in the United States?

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About one in three adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. More than 90% of adults who survive into their 80s will have high blood pressure -- also called hypertension -- and about 50% of people will have it by age 60.

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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