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Prevalence rate of hypertension in men aged 30-79

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Definition

Prevalence of hypertension (defined as having systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, or taking medication for hypertension) among adults aged 30-79.

Method of estimation

1,201 population-based studies that included measured blood pressure and data on blood pressure treatment in 104 million individuals aged 30-79 years were used to estimate trends in hypertension and hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control from 1990 to 2019. More information on input and data methods is available at: NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants. The Lancet S0140-6736(21)01330-1. Preferred data sources: Population-based surveys, Surveillance systems

Prevalence rate of hypertension in men aged 30-79
Prevalence of hypertension (defined as having systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, or taking medication for hypertension) among adults aged 30-79.
Source
World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
January 3, 2024
Next expected update
January 2025
Date range
1990–2019

Sources and processing

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The GHO data repository is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

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World Health Organization. 2024. Global Health Observatory data repository. http://www.who.int/gho/en/. Accessed on 2024-01-03

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World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Prevalence rate of hypertension in men aged 30-79” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Global Health Observatory” [original data]. Retrieved July 16, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/male-high-blood-pressure