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“Louisiana, Hypertension And Baldness”

Louisiana has done it again.  We have the second highest percentage of adults suffering from high blood pressure.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that one-third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure.  The state with the highest percentage of adults who said they have high blood pressure is Mississippi, with 35.9 percent and Minnesota had the lowest rate, with 20.9 percent. Over all, states in the South had the highest rates, and states in the West had the lowest rates.  The CDC conducted its latest 2009 national survey in which respondents were asked if they had ever been told by a health professional that they had high blood pressure.  Hypertension (high blood pressure) rose in nearly every state the CDC said, since its 2005 survey.  The overall rate of high blood pressure in the U.S. rose from 25.8 percent to 28.3 percent.  Hypertension is a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

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