29.1% of Women Aged Over 30 Have Hypertension

    Date 2019-03-14



    When looking at the figures biennially during the 2005-2015 period, there is an overall increase in hypertension and diabetes in both female and male.


    The proportion of hypertensive population was higher for male than for female. In terms of specific figures, female accounted for 25.4% of the hypertensive population in 2005. The figure decreased to 23.8% in 2007 and then to 25.4% again in 2009. Since then, it increased to 27.8% in 2011, but after a slight decrease in 2013, in 2015, it recorded the highest figure of 29.1%. In the case for male, the figure decreased from 30.9% in 2005 to 26.5% in 2007 and has continued to increase since then, reaching 30.7% and 33.9% in 2009 and 2011 respectively. In 2015, male also reached the highest figure at 35.1% during the survey period.


    When looking at the distribution of diabetes among people aged 30 and over, female decreased 0.2% p from 8.0% in 2005 to 7.8% in 2007, and then increased and decreased to 9.2% and 8.5% in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Then in 2013, the figure reached 10.3%. In 2015, it was found that 9.4% of female over 30 are diabetic.


    For male, the rate was 10.2% in 2005. Then in 2009 and 2011, it was 11.7% and 10.9% respectively. In 2015, the figure reached 12.0%.


    When quoting graphs and articles from ‘Statistics Report’, please cite your source as GSIS(Gender Statistics Information System) in Korean Women’s Development Institute


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