18 November 2014
New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal that diseases caused by high blood pressure are estimated to cost the NHS over £2 billion every year. Read the press release issued in conjunction with the Tackling high blood pressure: from evidence into action report.
In the Department of Health's 2010 'Health Survey for England' the prevalence of hypertension in adults of 16 years or older was 31.5% in men and 29.0% in women.
The full data are available on their website http://www.dh.gov.uk/
Prevalence of hypertension is also collected by General Practices nationally and published via the Quality and Outcomes Framework: http://www.qof.ic.nhs.uk/