Table 3

Hypertension Prevalence (%) among Persons 35–64 Years, in African- and European-Origin Populations *

Total (%)

Men (%)

Women (%)


African-Origin Populations

Nigeria

13.5

13.9

13.1

Jamaica

28.6

23.4

31.8

US – Black

44.0

43.1

44.8

European-Origin Populations

US – White

26.8

29.7

23.9

Canada

27.4

31.0

23.8

Italy

41.5

48.0

35.1

Sweden

38.4

44.8

32.0

England

41.7

46.9

36.5

Spain

46.8

49.0

44.6

Finland

48.6

55.7

41.6

Germany

55.3

60.2

50.4


* Age-adjusted

Cooper et al. BMC Medicine 2005 3:2   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-2

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