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Duration since last blood pressure check: Years

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For sample persons or adults, HYPCHECKYRS reports the number of years since blood pressure was last checked by a doctor or other health professional.

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Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1982: Persons age 17+.
  • 1998; 2003: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 1999: Sample adults age 18+ who were ever told they had high blood pressure.


  • 1982, 1998-1999, 2003