Hypertension Prevalence Among Adults

February 5, 2020

From 2013-2016, about 46% of US adults had hypertension. Plus more highlights from the AHA's annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update. 

The American Heart Association recently released Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2020 Update, an annual report that provides the most up-to-date statistics related to heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, including health behaviors and health factors that contribute to cardiovascular health. The report is a critical resource for both patients and physicians as well as others seeking accurate and trusted data on these factors. Scroll through our quick slideshow below for key points from the chapter on hypertension, focusing on prevalence among US adults.