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Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

PERCENTAGE reporting HYPERTENSION
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1989-1993

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                       HYPERTENSIVE****       TOTAL
                        wgt percent        Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                     20%               14574
  Male                      19%                6225
  Female                    21%                8349
  18-34 years                8%                4357
  35-64 years               22%                7283
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                     20%               13638
  Male                      19%                5795
  Female                    21%                7843
  18-34 years                8%                3934
  35-64 years               22%                6841
ASIAN***
  Total                     14%                 187
  Male                      18%                  82
  Female                    12%                 105
  18-34 years               *4%                 101
  35-64 years               24%                  76
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                     21%                 131
  Male                      17%                  61
  Female                    25%                  70
  18-34 years               12%                  52
  35-64 years               23%                  67
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                     21%                 198
  Male                      21%                  90
  Female                    22%                 108
  18-34 years               12%                  75
  35-64 years               25%                 105
HISPANIC***
  Total                     14%                 420
  Male                      14%                 197
  Female                    16%                 223
  18-34 years                8%                 195
  35-64 years               23%                 194
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   *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
  **Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 ***Hispanics include all races; other groups
    are non-Hispanic only.
****Told that they had high blood pressure by a doctor,
    nurse, or other health professional.