Addressing the Leading Causes of Death in Licking County

Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease Death Rate

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Story Behind the Curve

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is a chronic condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, and other diseases that can result in premature death. Reducing the number of persons in the population with hypertension is one of the objectives of the CDC's Healthy People 2020.

Ohio's rate is 9.1, US is 10.8 (2017). 

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—or about 75 million people—have high blood pressure. Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.

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