U.S. researchers analyzed data on more than 16,000 Hispanic men and women and found that 74% who had high blood pressure were aware they had hypertension, compared with 81% of white patients with the condition, and only 63% were treated for it, compared with 76% of whites. Only 38% of Hispanics with high blood pressure had it under control, compared with more than 50% of whites, and researchers wrote in the American Journal of Hypertension that insurance coverage was a factor.

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