Undiagnosed Hypertension


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About undiagnosed conditions: One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Hypertension leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Hypertension. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.

Undiagnosed prevalence of Hypertension: more than 15 million (more than 30% of 50 million are undiagnosed)

Undiagnosed prevalence rate: approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence statistics about Hypertension: The following statistics relate to undiagnosed cases of Hypertension:

  • 80-85% affected are not treated in England (Coronary Heart Disease Statistics, British Heart Foundation, 2003)

Medical news summaries about non-diagnosis of Hypertension: The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of Hypertension:


Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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