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Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Controlling High Blood Pressure
|Indicator||Date of Most Recent Measure||Current Measure||Trend|
|Percentage of patients ages 18-85 with a diagnosis of hypertension, or high blood pressure, whose blood pressure was adequately controlled||2020||62.3%||Getting Worse|
- In 2020, almost two out of three Minnesotans aged 18-85 with diagnosed high blood pressure had their blood pressure under control.
- The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the ability for many patients to access primary care, their providers, and sometimes their medications; these are just some of the reasons that blood pressure control declined sharply in 2020.
- Patients with Minnesota Health Care Program insurance are less likely to have their blood pressure under control compared to individuals with other types of insurance, but this gap has narrowed.
- Black/African American patients with Minnesota Health Care Program insurance are less likely to have their blood pressure under control compared to all adults with Minnesota Health Care Program insurance.