NashvilleHealth | Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Concentrating on this health issue, which contributes to many others, is critical to improving health in Nashville.

31 percent of Nashvillians are obese, compared to 34.9 percent nationally

(RWJF County Health Rankings; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

More than 1 in 4 Nashvillians are physically inactive, compared to 1 in 5 among top-performing cities

(RWJF County Health Rankings)

In 2013, 23 percent of Nashville deaths were due to heart disease

(Centers for Disease Control)

Avoiding hypertension is critical to maintaining health and well-being. Above are just a few activities that can increase risk of hypertension.

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