Nearly one-third of all U.S. residents have high blood pressure and this health condition can seriously affect your affordable health insurance in Santa Monica
Accordingly to the latest “Vital Signs” report from CDC nearly one this oa all Americans have high bloodpressure and more than half of the cases are out of control,” The Hill‘s “Healthwatch” reports (Viebeck, “Healthwatch,” The Hill, 9/4).
For their study, researchers used data from the 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included responses and physical examination results from 22,992 individuals over the age of 18.
The study found that during the eight-year period:
- 30.4% of adults, or about 66.9 million U.S. residents, had high blood pressure;
- 53.5%, or 35.8 million, of those individuals did not have the condition under control; and
- Among those who did not have their high blood pressure under control, only about 15.8%, or 5.7 million individuals, knew that they had the condition but were not receiving treatment.
The study also found that among the 35.8 million individuals who did not have their high blood pressure under control, nearly 90% said they had health insurance, the Los Angeles Times reports (Maugh, Los Angeles Times, 9/4).
According to CDC, high blood pressure has been linked to serious health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. In addition, the condition is a factor in nearly 1,000 deaths per day across the U.S. and accounts for $131 billion in direct health care costs annually.
When have you checked your blood pressure recently? Due to the high risk of blood pressure all insurance companies will increase the insurance premium for policyholders who apply with high blood pressure health condition.
For a free quote and affordable health insurance rates, please contact Solid Health Insurance Services in Santa Monica