Deadly consequences may be avoided if simple action is taken, according to
"A simple action can avoid potentially deadly consequences: take your blood pressure medicine as prescribed," Frieden said. "Health care providers can make treatment easier to help people keep their blood pressure controlled."
The report analyzes data from more than 18.5 million people enrolled in
Key findings in the Vital Signs report include:
--About 5 million
--The percentage of
--There are also geographic differences.
The federal government is also providing resources to all states and
For more information regarding heart disease and stroke, visit the website: www.cdc.gov/heartdisease and www.cdc.gov/stroke. For more information on high blood pressure, visit: www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure.
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