High Blood Pressure Dataenvironmental public health tracking


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 2021

  • One in three RI adults (290,735 people) has diagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension), but some are at higher risk than others.                      
  • In 2019, 36.6% of RI adults did not check their blood pressure as recommended by a healthcare professional and 22% did not take their blood pressure medications.  

By Age

By Body Mass Index (BMI) Category

By Federal Poverty Level (FPL)*

Income as percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)*

Percent of adults with known hypertension





Below 200%


* In 2021, the FPL=$12,880 for one person and $26,500 for a family of 4.