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Things increasing heart disease: Hypertension

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For sample persons aged 18 and older, HDHYPERTEN reports whether the sample person thinks HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE definitely increases, probably increases, probably does not, or definitely does not increase a person's chances of getting heart disease.

This variable is part of the Health Promotion Disease Prevention supplement. Variables unique to this supplement cover present diet, height, weight, weight loss methods, amount of sleep obtained, the type of regular source of medical care obtained, mammography, knowledge about radon exposure, knowledge about cardiovascular disease, exercise, high blood pressure, stress, sports, physical work done on the job and in daily activity, smoking, alcohol opinions and usage, and dental care. For related variables and more information about these supplements, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+.


  • 1985, 1990