Last month, Withings published within its Observatory maps that display national weight measurements and physical activity levels. This month, thanks to data coming from Withings blood pressure monitors.
These dashboards show that 24% of Americans have raised blood pressure levels (systolic pressure greater than or equal to 140 mmHg, and diastolic pressure greater than or equal to 90 mmHg), and may be concerned by hypertension. This percentage increases with age: among people aged 20 to 29 years old, only 11% have high blood pressure levels, whereas among people aged 60 and over, this rate is of 28%. View here the complete and up to date data.
American men are substantially more affected by raised blood pressure levels than women: 26% of American men have raised blood pressure, against 19% of American women only. Nonetheless, this difference decreases with age. Men aged 30 to 39 are 56% more affected by high blood pressure than women the same age. This gap is of 49% for people aged 40 to 49, 33% for people aged 50 to 59, and finally of only 13% for people aged 60 and over.