Table 5

Percentage of U.S. Adults Taking Antihypertensive Medication With BP Above Treatment Goals Recommended by the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline and the JNC7 Guideline Based on the 2011–2014 NHANES

BP Above Goal According to2017 ACC/AHA Guideline, But Not the JNC Guideline
2017 ACC/AHA GuidelineJNC7 Guideline
Overall53.4 (49.9–56.8)39.0 (36.4–41.6)14.4 (12.4–16.5)
Age group, yrs
 20–4446.3 (38.6–54.3)23.2 (17.5–30.0)23.1 (17.7–29.7)
 45–5446.0 (38.6–53.5)29.5 (24.2–35.5)16.4 (12.6–21.2)
 55–6450.5 (44.9–56.0)33.1 (27.9–38.6)17.4 (13.2–22.6)
 65–7454.4 (48.6–60.1)43.4 (38.5–48.4)11.0 (13.2–22.6)
 ≥7567.2 (61.4–72.4)60.1 (54.1–65.7)7.1 (5.1–9.8)
Men51.8 (47.9–55.7)37.5 (34.5–40.6)14.3 (11.8–17.2)
Women54.7 (50.1–59.2)40.3 (36.6–44.0)14.4 (11.9–17.3)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white50.6 (46.6–54.6)36.4 (33.3–39.5)14.2 (11.7–17.2)
 Non-Hispanic black63.0 (58.4–67.4)48.6 (44.2–53.1)14.4 (12.2–16.9)
 Non-Hispanic Asian62.9 (53.6–71.3)47.1 (39.0–55.4)15.8 (12.0–20.5)
 Hispanic56.0 (50.7–61.1)41.7 (36.4–47.1)14.3 (11.6–17.5)
Number of antihypertensive classes
 054.7 (38.3–70.2)44.3 (28.2–61.7)10.5 (3.0–30.6)
 157.5 (52.9–61.9)38.5 (35.0–42.1)19.0 (16.1–22.3)
 247.7 (41.4–54.0)35.3 (30.0–41.0)12.4 (9.6–15.7)
 356.1 (47.8–64.0)44.3 (37.3–51.6)11.8 (8.0–17.0)
 ≥455.3 (47.8–62.4)45.9 (39.4–52.6)9.3 (5.6–15.1)

Values are % of U.S. adults (95% CI). See Table 1 for the definition of blood pressure treatment goals in the JNC7 and 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines.

Abbreviations as in Tables 1 and 2.