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Hypertension

Overview

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.

Key Data and Reports

Hypertension in Sussex County

Data are current as of 2019

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Needs Attention
Improving

Hypertension

2019

41.4%
of adults
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Increased 0.7% from 2013 to 2019
Target
32.3%percentage of adults
Progress
Getting worse, Target not met

The percentage for Hypertension is 41.4% percentage of adults. This indicator needs attention because the progress is getting worse and is higher than the target percent of 32.3%.

Investigate Over Time

Hypertension in Sussex County

Data are current as of 2019

Most recent dashboard update: 3/27/2023

Hypertension in Sussex County

of adults

Data Sources
  • 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

Additional Information

Hypertension in Sussex County

Privacy


In releasing this information, Delaware aims to provide information that can be helpful to local communities as they work to improve public health. However, the protection of the confidentiality of our citizens is of paramount importance. To that end, counts of less than 11 are not presented, and the rate is not calculated for counts of less than 20. An outside expert has reviewed the platform to ensure it complies with the HIPAA privacy rule (45 CFR 164.§514(b)).