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Table 2 Trends in the prevalence of hypertension in the population aged >30 years

From: 2013 Korean Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of hypertension: part I–epidemiology and diagnosis of hypertension

  1980 a 1990 a 1998 b 2001 b 2005 b 2007 b 2008 b 2011 b
All    29.9 28.6 28.0 24.6 26.3 28.5
Men 35.5 33.2 32.5 33.2 31.5 26.9 28.1 32.9
Women 26.9 25.4 26.9 25.4 23.9 21.8 23.9 23.7
  1. Values in % and modified from 2011 Korean National Health Statistics.
  2. aThe prevalence in 1980 and 1990 were based on the nationwide study for hypertension.
  3. bAge adjusted for the estimated population in 2005.