NCHS Data Briefs UpdateCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 10/03/2012 09:44 AM EDT
NCHS Data Briefs
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NCHS Data Briefs from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following reports have been added:
Data Brief No. 107. Hypertension Among Adults in the United States, 2009-2010
Significant increases have been seen over the past 10 years in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among adults with hypertension. However, less than 50% of adults with hypertension controlled their blood pressure (BP) in 2007–2008. The high prevalence of undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension, especially among minority groups, remains a challenge. A recent prediction model showed that every 10% increase in hypertension treatment could prevent an additional 14,000 deaths per year in the adult population ages 25–79. This report examines the most recent national data on hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control.
Data Brief No. 106. Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States, 2007-2010
By 2050, the number of U.S. older adults, defined as persons aged 65 and over, is expected to more than double, rising from 40.2 million to 88.5 million. Both aging and obesity contribute to increased health care service use. Consequently, an increase in the proportion of older adults who are obese may compound health care spending. Given the demographic changes forecasted and the potential health care costs of obesity, it is important to track the prevalence of obesity among older adults. This report presents the most recent national estimates of obesity in older adults, by sex, age, race and ethnicity, and educational attainment, and examines changes in the prevalence of obesity between 1999 and 2010.Learn More >>