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Table 3 Hypertension Prevalence (%) among Persons 35–64 Years, in African- and European-Origin Populations *

From: An international comparative study of blood pressure in populations of European vs. African descent

  Total (%) Men (%) Women (%)
African-Origin Populations    
Nigeria 13.5 13.9 13.1
Jamaica 28.6 23.4 31.8
US – Black 44.0 43.1 44.8
European-Origin Populations    
US – White 26.8 29.7 23.9
Canada 27.4 31.0 23.8
Italy 41.5 48.0 35.1
Sweden 38.4 44.8 32.0
England 41.7 46.9 36.5
Spain 46.8 49.0 44.6
Finland 48.6 55.7 41.6
Germany 55.3 60.2 50.4
  1. * Age-adjusted