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CDC Issues Report on Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report stating that nearly 36 million adults have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease.  About 45% of them are being treated with medication, but may not be taking it as prescribed or the treatment may not be sufficient, the agency said. Another 39% are not aware they have the condition, while the rest are aware but not on medication. About 89% reported having a usual source of health care and 85% reported having health insurance.

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