Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading cause of death and disability that can be avoided with proper treatment.
         
For each Minnesota HMO, the table below shows the percentage of adults age 46 to 85 who have been diagnosed with hypertension whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (140/90 mm Hg or lower), by type of insurance coverage.
         
         
 
Private Insurance
Medicaid
Medicare + Choice
MN Senior Health Options
Blue Plus
63.5%
50.6%
NA
NA
First Plan
54.4%
45.6%
NA
NA
Group Health
63.5%
NA
61.6%
NA
HealthPartners
63.3%
57.7%
NA
NA
Medica
48.2%
50.1%
NA
41.3%
Metropolitan
NA
52.1%
NA
43.0%
Preferred One
55.7%
NA
NA
NA
Sioux Valley
NR
NA
NR
NA
UCare
NA
60.7%
53.7%
61.1%
         
         
NA = Not applicable, no members enrolled in this type of coverage.
NR = Not reported.
         
Results are not adjusted for differences in age, gender, health status, region of residence, or difference in level of insurance coverage of health plan members. For this reason, caution should be used in making direct comparisons across health plans and/or type of insurance coverage.
Data source: HMO reports to the Minnesota Department of Health for calendar year 2002.

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