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Research Article

Racial/Ethnic Variability in Hypertension Prevalence and Risk Factors in National Health Interview Survey

Table 2

The comparison of hypertension prevalence and blood pressure levels by race/ethnicity in a sample of community-based United States residents.

VariablesCaucasianAfrican AmericanHispanic
n%n%n% 𝜒 2 P

Hypertension343.5<0.0001
 Yes5,59427.71,49135.81,02618.9
  No14,57572.32,67764.84,39081.1
Blood pressure level216.7<0.0001
 Not told4402.3751.91423.0
 High1,8529.757114.747810.3
 Normal15,43680.53,03278.13,83982.6
 Low1,0365.4972.51232.6
 Borderline 4002.11052.7681.5

Notes and abbreviations: the significance level was <0.01 (1% type I error tolerance); 𝜒 2 = Pearson Chi-Square value.

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