Published Oct. 23, 2017

Hardest Hit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure is much more common among African-Americans than other racial and ethnic groups, according to a federal report issued in October.

HBP prevalence among U.S. adults (%)

  • Whites 27.8%
  • African-Americans 40.3%
  • Asian-Americans 25%
  • Hispanic-Americans 27.8%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention