How many people in the US with hypertension (high blood pressure) also have diabetes?

Also looking for the number of people in the US with hypertension that also have both diabetes and high cholesterol.

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  • Marilyn B January 16, 2009, 12:12 pm

    These are the best stats that I could find after a search on the web:
    Approximately 50 per cent of people with diabetes have high blood pressure and approximately eighteen million Americans have diabetes. So, that said, approximately 9 million have diabetes and hypertension.

    Since diabetes, presently, has about 18,000,000 Americans in its clutches, that's 6.3% of the US population or about one in every 16 people are diabetic. Hypertension affects about 50 million Americans–one in four adults.
    In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher are considered high risk. Levels from 200 to 239 mg/dL are considered borderline-high risk. 107 million, or 1 in 5 adults, has cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dL