Reports, Guidelines and StatisticsFast Stats A-Z: Hypertension
National Center for Health Statistics.
Lists morbidity and mortality statistics for hypertension. Includes links to comprehensive data charts in PDF format.
High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet
CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Provides statistics and general information on High Blood Pressure. Includes links to CDC public health efforts and partnering Web sites.
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2012 Update
American Heart Association; American Stroke Association.
Report provides updated statistics on heart disease, stroke, and other vascular diseases. Details include data on disease morbidity, mortality and risks; quality of care; medical procedures and operations; and costs associated with the management of these diseases.
Effects of Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification on Blood Pressure Control
Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 289:2083-2093.
This study looked at the effects of behavioral interventions such as weight loss, sodium reduction, increased physical activity, the DASH diet and limited alcohol intake on Blood Pressure. This was one of the first trials to evaluate the effects of simultaneously implementing lifestyle recommendations. April, 2003
The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
This report primarily addresses the clinical aspects of high blood pressure. However, it also discusses the public health challenges of high blood pressure, community programs, and prevention and management through lifestyle modification.