The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) recently released two Epi Data Briefs discussing hypertension rates across New York City. In the past decade, hypertension among New Yorkers has increased by 11 percent. Today, approximately 1.8 million adults in New York City report having hypertension.
The first brief, Hypertension in New York City: Disparities in Prevalence, discusses populations that have a greater burden of hypertension. The brief also describes how New Yorkers are not meeting healthy lifestyles recommendations that are crucial in preventing hypertension.
The second brief, Hypertension Hospitalizations and Related Morbidity in New York City, provides in-depth analysis into the nearly 100,000 hospitalizations for hypertension, heart disease, or stroke in 2014.
For detailed maps, tables, and additional data, providers can access the Hypertension in New York City: Disparities in Prevalence and Hypertension Hospitalizations and Related Morbidity in New York City data briefs.
DOHMH also released a press release discussing these briefs and OneNYC. Click here to access the press release.