Hypertension Prevalence Among Adults

February 5, 2020
Sydney Jennings
Sydney Jennings

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's annual report titled, "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2020 Update," 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 CV health and CV-related morbidity and mortality.

The report is a critical resource for patients, physicians, and others seeking accurate data.

Scroll through our quick slideshow below for key points from the chapter on hypertension, focusing on prevalence among US adults.