Table 3

Characteristics of U.S. Adults ≥50 Years of Age Overall and With Treated Hypertension, Overall and Among Those Eligible for SPRINT

U.S. Population Age ≥50 yrsU.S. Population Age ≥50 yrs With Treated Hypertension
Overall
(n = 95.1 Million)
SPRINT Eligible
(n = 16.8 Million)
Overall
(n = 39.8 Million)
SPRINT Eligible
(n = 8.2 Million)
Age, yrs
 50–5942.9 (41.6–44.3)21.8 (18.5–25.5)29.6 (27.4–32.0)17.9 (13.5–23.3)
 60–7439.5 (38.1–40.9)43.7 (39.6–47.8)44.8 (42.6–46.9)43.3 (37.9–48.9)
 ≥7517.6 (16.4–18.8)34.5 (31.1–38.1)25.6 (23.8–27.5)38.8 (34.6–43.1)
Female53.5 (52.4–54.6)44.4 (41.6–47.2)56.9 (54.9–58.9)51.0 (47.1–55.0)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white75.9 (72.0–79.5)80.3 (76.2–83.8)74.9 (70.4–78.9)82.3 (77.9–85.9)
 Non-Hispanic black9.9 (8.0–12.3)7.1 (5.5–9.2)12.8 (10.2–15.8)7.4 (5.4–10.2)
 Hispanic8.4 (6.4–11.0)7.6 (5.5–10.5)7.6 (5.5–10.5)6.6 (4.5–9.6)
Current smoker15.5 (14.4–16.7)16.5 (14.4–18.8)11.4 (10.1–12.9)9.0 (7.0–11.5)
Body mass index, kg/m2
 Underweight2.6 (2.2–3.0)1.7 (1.2–2.4)2.8 (2.3–3.5)1.7 (1.0–2.9)
 Normal weight24.9 (23.6–26.2)27.0 (24.1–30.1)16.2 (14.5–18.0)23.5 (19.9–27.6)
 Overweight35.4 (33.9–36.8)38.1 (35.2–41.1)32.9 (30.6–35.2)40.0 (35.7–44.5)
 Obese37.2 (35.3–39.1)33.2 (30.0–36.6)48.2 (45.4–50.9)34.8 (31.0–38.8)
History of CHD9.5 (8.8–10.2)9.8 (7.9–12.1)14.4 (13.3–15.6)13.4 (10.4–18.0)
eGFR 20–59 ml/min/1.73 m215.8 (14.7–17.0)23.1 (20.4–26.0)24.3 (22.3–26.4)29.5 (25.1–34.3)
10-yr CVD risk ≥15%44.5 (42.7–46.2)85.6 (82.8–88.1)60.2 (57.5–62.7)88.1 (84.2–91.2)
Mean 10-yr CVD risk18.3 (17.8–18.9)25.0 (24.2–25.7)23.7 (22.9–24.6)26.6 (25.0–28.1)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg
 <13057.3 (55.5–59.1)048.6 (46.3–48.6)0
 130–13918.5 (17.4–19.7)39.1 (35.5–42.9)20.2 (18.9–21.6)39.3 (34.1–44.7)
 140–14912.0 (11.0–13.0)31.3 (28.0–34.8)14.7 (13.4–16.2)32.4 (27.8–37.3)
 150–1595.8 (5.1–6.6)16.7 (14.6–19.0)7.8 (6.8–9.0)16.4 (13.4–19.9)
 ≥1606.4 (5.5–7.4)12.9 (10.4–16.0)8.7 (7.4–10.1)12.0 (8.5–16.6)

Values are % or mean (95% confidence interval). Body mass index: underweight <18.5 kg/m2; normal weight 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2; overweight 25.0 to <30.0 kg/m2; and obese ≥30.0 kg/m2. 10-year CVD risk was calculated by the Framingham risk score for general clinical practice (6).

Abbreviations as in Table 1.