What effect does age have on the prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) in men and women?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Until age 45 years, a higher percentage of men than women have hypertension; from age 45 to 64 years, the percentages are nearly equal between men and women. Beyond age 64 years, a higher percentage of women have hypertension than men. [41]


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