Yorkshire & Humberside

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During Know your Numbers! Week 2009:

Across the UK, only 22% of people tested had an 'optimal' reading. This means 78% of those tested should be taking positive action to lower their blood pressure.

34% had high blood pressure readings (at least 140/90mmHg) which needed further investigation. 71% did not know their blood pressure numbers.

Even 'average' readings across England, Wales and Northern Ireland fell into the 'high normal' definition (130/85 - 139/89mmHg). This has serious implications for the future health of the population. For example, someone with a BP of 135/85mmHg is twice as likely to have a stroke or develop heart disease as someone with an optimal BP.

Readings for Yorkshire and Humberside are as follows:

 AreaNo. of readings returned % High reading
 % High normal reading
% Unaware of bp numbers
 Mean systolic
Mean diastolic
England 20,799 36 25  131 80
Yorkshire & Humberside 3,818 38 21
 133 80
East Yorkshire 144 33 25
 133 79
Humberside





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North Yorkshire 486 21 22
 125 77
South Yorkshire 220 34 25
 129 82
West Yorkshire 2,968 38 21
 133 81
Yorkshire






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