From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Heart Disease Supplement:
About how long has it been since you had your blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?
Enter time period for time since last blood pressure check.
At that time, were you told that your blood pressure was high, normal, or low?
An adult was considered to have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years if they responded that it had been 1-94 days, 1-94 weeks, 1-24 months, or 1-2 years since they had their blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional based on the first two questions in the NUMERATOR section. They were considered to be able to state their blood pressure level if they responded high, low, normal, or borderline (categories 2-5) to the third question in the NUMERATOR section.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
The original baseline was revised from 92.9 to 90.6 due to a revision in a programming error. The target was adjusted from 94.9 to 92.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.