Hypertension quiz results

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1. According to the World Health Organization, approximately how many adults (ages 30–79) worldwide have hypertension?

The number 1.28 represents the 1.28 billion people estimated to have hypertension worldwide.

An estimated 1.28 billion adults ages 30–79 years worldwide have hypertension, according to the WHO. Most (two-thirds) live in low- and middle-income countries.1

2. What percentage of adults with hypertension worldwide have their condition under control?

The number 21 represents the number of adults with hypertension worldwide who have their condition under control.

Approximately 1 in 5 adults, or 21%, with hypertension have it under control, according to the WHO.1

3. Reducing office systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg reduces the risk of heart failure by how much?

The number 28 represents the potential reduction in the risk of heart failure from a 10 mmHg reduction in blood pressure.

According to a meta-analysis of more than 600,000 participants in 123 studies, a 10 mmHg reduction in blood pressure reduces the risk of heart failure by 28%.2

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Hypertension Key Facts. World Health Organization. Published August 25, 2021. Accessed December 10, 2021.


Ettehad D, Emdin CA, Kiran A, et al. Blood pressure lowering for prevention of cardiovascular disease and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet. 2016;387:957-67.


Böhm M, Kario K, Kandzari DE, et al. Efficacy of catheter-based renal denervation in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Pivotal): a multicentre, randomised, sham-controlled trial. The Lancet. 2020;395:1444-1451.