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Prince George's County Maryland Health Department Prince George's County

Hypertension

Hypertension is a serious matter!

The BRFSS tracks hypertension for select years. According to the BRFSS, hypertension is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in Prince George's County. The percentage of Prince George's County Residents who indicated that they received a diagnosis of high blood pressure is provided below:

Prevalence Rates of High Blood Pressure in Prince George's County, Maryland, 2005, 2009, and 2011
Year 2005 2009 2011
Percent 25.0 34.2 36.3

Source: Maryland BRFSS: 2005, 2009, and 2011*

Survey Question: Ever been told by a Health Professional that you have high blood pressure?

*Note: 2011 BRFSS data has new weighting methodology… Do not aggregate 2011 with previous years. They are not compatible.

To address the reduction of hypertension in the county, Prince George's County Health Department encourages residents to make regular visits to their Primary Care Physician. Low-income and uninsured residents can visit any of the county's Regional Health Centers, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, and clinics.

For more information, download this CDC Hypertension Fact Sheet (PDF Format).

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Prince George's County
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1701 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland 20774

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