Age-adjusted rates of hypertension declined substantially in whites aged 2074 years between 1976-1980 and 1988-1994 (from 43.9% to 24.4% in men and from 32.1% to 19.3% in women) (National Center for Health Statistics 2000). These rates reflect the total prevalence during each of the 4- to 6-year data collection cycles. However, hypertension rates among Mexican Americans remained essentially the same during the same periods, with a total age-adjusted prevalence rate of 25.2% for men and 22.0% for women in a 1988-1994 survey (National Center for Health Statistics 2000). Latinos are less likely than whites to have their blood pressure under control (Pavlik et al. 1996). Progress toward awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in Latinos requires increasing attention to community awareness, facilitating access to care for this group, and sensitizing clinicians.
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