The following groups are at a higher risk for high blood pressure:
Those Increasing in Age:
High blood pressure becomes more common as you get older
Those Who Have Diabetes, or Had a Heart Attack or Stroke:
Those with diabetes are at a higher risk for high blood pressure. If you have had a heart attack or stroke, your risk of having another event is higher and your blood pressure target may be lower than those who don’t have the same risk.
The Indigenous Population:
Those within Indigenous populations are more likely to have high blood pressure compared to those who are not indigenous.
The South Asian Population:
If you are of South Asian descent you have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and at a younger age than those of European descent.
The Black Population:
High blood pressure is common in those of African American descent. Black adults have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and at a younger age than white adults and most other ethnic groups.