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Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: High Blood Pressure Prevalence
|Indicator||Date of Most Recent Measure||Current Measure||Trend|
|Percentage of adults who have been told they have high blood pressure||2021||26.6%||Getting Worse|
- In 2021, 26.6% of Minnesota adults reported that they have been told they have high blood pressure by their doctor or another health professional, impacting approximately 1.3 million people.
- From 2011 through 2017, Minnesota’s high blood pressure prevalence was lower than every other state. Since 2019 it has been tied for the 2nd lowest.
- More than half of Minnesota adults aged 65 or older reported being told they have high blood pressure.
- In 2021, 78.4% of Minnesota adults with high blood pressure reported taking a blood pressure medication.
- Minnesota adults who have a disability were more likely to report having high blood pressure than adults who are not disabled—especially those with disabilities impacting vision, mobility, self care, and independent living.
- More than one third of adults who experienced 14 or more poor mental health days reported having high blood pressure.