How hypertensive is your city?
Last month, we looked at New York City – this month, we’re switching it up and ranking the Top 10 and Bottom 10 US Metro areas. Is your city on the list?
Below are the Top 10 and Bottom 10 U.S. metro areas according to higi’s rankings of high blood pressure rate under new AHA/ACC guidelines. Jackson, MS registers as the nation’s most hypertensive metro area (as well as the most obese). Three Alabama metros crack the Top 10, as do other Southern metros like Memphis and New Orleans. Flagstaff, AZ registers as the least hypertensive metro area, accompanied in the Bottom 10 by several other Southwest and West Coast cities. Three California metros make the Bottom 10, with Los Angeles and San Francisco falling just outside.
For a more in-depth analysis of the impact of the new guidelines on blood pressures across the country, check out our full analysis here