In the United States and around the world, hypertension (which is high blood pressure) has become a far too common condition, as today, 45% of Americans have been diagnosed with the condition. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthChampion created this infographic to determine which cities across the United States have the highest rates of hypertension.
According to HealthChampion's research on this topic, it was determined that Gary, Indiana has the highest rate of hypertension among its residents at an alarming 52.0% of the city's population. To add to that, Michigan has two cities within the top three, with Detroit in the second spot at 47.2% and Flint ranking third with a hypertension rate of 45.9%. The only other state aside from Michigan that has two cities in the top ten would be Louisiana, where the hypertension rates for 9th ranked Shreveport and 10th ranked Lake Charles are 43.2% and 42.1% respectively.
Infographic by: myhealthchampion