Navigation Links
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Treated for High Blood Pressure: Report
Date:9/29/2011

THURSDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of American adults received treatment for high blood pressure in 2008, according to new research from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Of those 55.1 million people with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, 29 percent were black patients who incurred more than $1,000 in medical costs, the federal agency noted in its Sept. 27 News and Numbers summary.

The research, based on data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, also revealed that 25 percent of white adults were treated for high blood pressure in 2008, compared to 15 percent of Hispanics and 20 percent of people of other races.

Overall, total costs for treatment of the condition were $47.3 billion in 2008, including $21.3 billion for prescription drugs, $13 billion on doctor visits and an additional $13 billion spent on hospitalizations, emergency room visits and home health care.

The average cost for treatment among Hispanics was $1,272, more than any other race or ethnicity. In contrast, the research showed white people incurred $748 in treatment costs.

Most people treated for high blood pressure in 2008 were 65 or older. This age group accounted for nearly 60 percent of reported treatments. Meanwhile, patients ranging in age from 45 to 64 accounted for about 32 percent of reported treatments and those between the ages of 18 and 44 were just 5 percent.

The federal agency noted that 25 percent of women received treatment for high blood pressure in 2008, compared to 23 percent of men.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about high blood pressure.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, Sept. 28, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults
2. Opioids linked to higher risk of pneumonia in older adults
3. GSA sets focus on optimizing older adults pain care
4. More U.S. Adults Using Illegal Drugs: Report
5. MU researchers use new video gaming technology to detect illness, prevent falls in older adults
6. Fewer U.S. Adults Smoking, CDC Says
7. Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California
8. Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
9. Increased prevalence of stroke hospitalizations seen in teens and young adults
10. Gimme Kids Often Grow Into Gimme Adults
11. Rotavirus vaccination of infants also protects unvaccinated older children and adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Treated for High Blood Pressure: Report
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest ... to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, ... next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through ... AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, ... By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for ... stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ... solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should ... helping communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut ... shots through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... is by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new ... at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on ... in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far ... Membrane Imaging. ... particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: