Skip Navigation  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
www.ahrq.gov
MEPS Home Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Font Size:
Contact MEPS FAQ Espanol Site Map
 
S
M
L
XL
spacer
  Publication Details

Title:
   Expenditures for Hypertension among Adults Age 18 and Older, 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 371
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   June 1, 2012
Description:
   Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. In 2009, 24.4 percent of U.S. adults age 18 and older received treatment for hypertension, which is the leading cause of stroke and kidney failure, and a major cause of heart attacks.
Author(s):
   Karen Davis, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- High Blood Pressure, Medical Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st371/stat371.pdf (354 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st371/stat371.shtml
  Back to search results   Printing tips   Notes on viewing and downloading files