Public Health

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Question Description

Click "Prevalence Data and Data Analysis Tools"

Click "Prevalence and Trends Data"

Choose a state other than Nevada.

Use the dropdown menu under "Class" to choose a health issue.

Use the dropdown menu under "Topic" to choose a topic

Use the most current year of data. Click "Go"

View data by Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity,Education Attained and Household Income.

You can view each section as a bar graph or in tabular form. The tabular form will provide text including Confidence Intervals. -Use this website for introductory information about your place. Use the search function to enter the name of your state.

Finally, use this site to search for background information on the chronic health condition you've chosen to examine. Use the search function by putting in the name of the "class" from the BRFSS site.

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA


Running head: PUBLIC HEALTH


Public Health
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Hypertension in California

High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the serious and common public health
issues that affect about one in every three American adults. According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), effective control of blood pressures lowers the risk of heart
disease and stroke. The CDC asserts that about 75 million people in the United States have high
blood pressure. However, hypertension awareness in the United States remains low as CDC
observes that of all the 75 million people that have the condition, only half or about 54% can
control their high blood pressure (CDC, 2015). The federal agency observes that many young
people continue to be diagnosed with high blood pressure; a situation that increases their risk of
getting heart conditions and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are cardiovascular conditions that
are leading causes of death among Americans.
The state of California is one that has the lowest prevalence o...

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