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New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure
Date:6/10/2009

.(7) In addition, about 7 out of 10 US adults who have had a first heart attack or stroke still do not have their blood pressure under control.(4)

To get the complete information about high blood pressure and renin, patients are encouraged to visit www.RealAge.com.

Survey Says: Additional Findings

In addition to the findings noted above, the survey also highlighted that among the more than 2,400 adults surveyed, a total of 76% said they have high blood pressure or know someone who has high blood pressure.(3)

Among those who reported having high blood pressure, the survey revealed that:(1)

  • A majority (95%) believe it is important to speak to a health care provider about how to manage high blood pressure
  • Only 9% state that they have given up controlling blood pressure because they feel they can't change their behavior, so their high blood pressure can't be controlled
  • 90 percent or more believe it is important to understand the health conditions and/or diseases that affect themselves and their loved ones
  • 93 percent of adults know that heart attack and stroke are possible complications of high blood pressure
    • Incorrectly, more than one-third (38%) believe that diabetes is a complication of high blood pressure
  • Only 2% are very familiar with the role the renin system plays in their body, though one quarter (25%) consider themselves at least somewhat familiar
    • When given descriptions about the role the renin system plays in the body, only about one-quarter of adults (23%) were able to correctly describe it

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Intera
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