In the United States today, 45% of Americans have been diagnosed as having high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. Unfortunately, some states and cities have alarmingly high rates of hypertension, as presented in this infographic from the team at HealthChampion. Using statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this infographic ranks the cities across the United States where the highest amount of the population suffers from a condition known as hypertension.
Based on the data from the CDC, it was found out that the highest rate of hypertension can be found in Gary, Indiana, where 52% of the population there has been diagnosed with the condition. With this data, the 50 cities with the highest rates are presented, with the hypertension rates ranging anywhere from Palm Coast, Florida's 37.1% to Gary, Indiana's 52%. Did your home city make this list as having one of the highest hypertension rates in America?