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High Blood Pressure Dataenvironmental public health tracking

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of high blood pressure in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Self-reported information on high blood pressure risk factors and healthcare access.

Rhode Island Numbers 2015

  • In 2015, 32.4% of RI adults (273,600 people) said they had been diagnosed with high blood pressure.

By Age

By Weight

By Federal Poverty Level Status

 

  • High Blood Pressure is widespread across demographic categories, but risk increases with age, unhealthy weight, and limited social/economic resources.

 

People with high blood pressure who. . .

  • High Blood Pressure frequently coexists with other health risk factors.

*Defined as serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; difficulty dressing or bathing; or difficulty doing errands (such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping) alone