According to the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of the noninstitutionalized US population that combines interviews and physical examinations, 1 of 3 US adults (estimated at approximately 71 million people) has high blood pressure and almost half of these individuals (48.2%) do not have their blood pressure under control.1 Closer examination of the population with uncontrolled blood pressure reveals that 36.2% (estimated at approximately 13 million people) are neither aware of their hypertension nor taking antihypertensive medications.1
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