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Table 3 Prevalence of hypertension by sex and age 1

From: National and subnational hypertension prevalence estimates for the Republic of Ireland: better outcome and risk factor data are needed to produce better prevalence estimates

  Total (diagnosed & undiagnosed) Doctor-diagnosed Undiagnosed Percentage of cases undiagnosed
  (95% CI) (95% CI)2 (95% CI)3
Sex     
Males 71.0% (65.1% - 77.0%) 24.2% (22.2% - 26.3%) 46.8% (41.2% - 52.4%) 65.9%
Females 53.7% (48.0% - 59.4%) 22.5% (20.6% - 24.5%) 31.2% (25.7% - 36.6%) 58.0%
Age (persons)     
45+ years 62.0% (57.8% - 66.3%) 23.4% (22.0% - 24.7%) 38.7% (34.6% - 42.8%) 62.4%
45-54 years 48.8% (42.5% - 55.0%) 15.0% (12.9% - 17.0%) 33.8% (27.8% - 39.8%) 69.3%
55-64 years 65.1% (57.0% - 73.2%) 26.3% (23.5% - 29.1%) 38.9% (31.2% - 46.5%) 59.7%
65–74 years 71.8% (62.6% - 80.9%) 29.5% (26.2% - 32.9%) 42.2% (33.7% - 50.8%) 58.8%
75+ years 78.7% (63.0% - 94.5%) 30.9% (26.2% - 35.6%) 47.8% (32.7% - 62.9%) 60.8%
Age (males)     
45+ years 71.0% (65.1% - 77.0%) 24.2% (22.2% - 26.3%) 46.8% (41.2% - 52.4%) 65.9%
45-54 years 61.1% (51.5% - 70.6%) 16.2% (13.0% - 19.5%) 44.8% (35.8% - 53.8%) 73.4%
55-64 years 70.1% (58.2% - 82.0%) 28.3% (24.0% - 32.5%) 41.8% (30.7% - 53.0%) 59.7%
65–74 years 83.9% (72.4% - 95.5%) 31.5% (27.1% - 36.0%) 52.4% (41.7% - 63.1%) 62.4%
75+ years 86.5% (68.0% - 105.1%) 27.8% (22.1% - 33.4%) 58.8% (41.0% - 76.6%) 67.9%
Age (females)     
45+ years 53.7% (48.0% - 59.4%) 22.5% (20.6% - 24.5%) 31.2% (25.7% - 36.6%) 58.0%
45-54 years 36.5% (28.6% - 44.3%) 13.7% (11.1% - 16.3%) 22.7% (15.3% - 30.2%) 62.4%
55-64 years 60.3% (49.9% - 70.6%) 24.3% (20.6% - 28.1%) 35.9% (26.3% - 45.6%) 59.6%
65–74 years 60.8% (47.6% - 74.0%) 27.7% (22.6% - 32.9%) 33.1% (20.9% - 45.3%) 54.4%
75+ years 73.6% (52.3% - 95.0%) 32.9% (26.5% - 39.4%) 40.7% (20.3% - 61.1%) 55.3%
  1. 1Some column totals will differ from sum of corresponding entries because of rounding error.
  2. 2Based on the full sample.
  3. 3Based on the older physical measurement sub-sample only.