Hypertension is a broad classification referring to heart disease, vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. The two main heart disease conditions are coronary artery disease and heart attack. Other heart disease conditions include acute coronary syndrome, angina, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects, heart failure, and rheumatic heart disease. Vascular disease refers to a group of diseases affecting the circulatory system. These conditions include atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and hypertension. Cerebrovascular disease include nontraumatic subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral infarction (stroke), and occlusion and stenosis of cerebral and precerebral arteries.
The percentage for Hypertension is 33.9% percentage of adults. This indicator needs attention because the progress is getting worse and is higher than the target percent of 32.3%.
Hypertension in New Castle County
percentage of adults
About the Data
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013-2019
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