TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Adolescents with ≥3 Years of Medicaid Eligibility and Primary HTN Diagnosis During 2003–2008 (N = 4296)

Overall, n (%)
Gender
 Male2828 (66)
 Female1468 (34)
Race
 White1757 (41)
 Black2279 (53)
 Hispanic164 (4)
 Other/unknown96 (2)
Obesity-related comorbidity
 Yes2063 (48)
 No2233 (52)
Age at first eligibility, y
 11–143126 (73)
 15–191170 (27)
Duration of Medicaid eligibility, y
 3880 (21)
 4944 (22)
 5999 (23)
 61473 (34)
First y of eligibility
 20033441 (80)
 2004–2006855 (20)
Age at first HTN diagnosis, y
 11–14692 (16)
 ≥153604 (84)