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Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment

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In a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes on January 17, 2017, investigators found that American Americans and Hispanics are less likely than whites to control their blood pressure. The U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reviewed data from 8,800 adults, finding the control rates for whites to be at 43 percent, 37 percent for blacks, and 31 percent for Hispanics. Read more on this in a CBS article summary.