Can you tell me what percent of people who have high blood pressure actually end up having a heart and/or a stroke?
Worldwide about 17 million people die every year from a heart attack or stroke. A little over half of these deaths are caused by high blood pressure. (9th edition of Bonow: Braunwald’s Heart Disease-A textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine) The population of the world is about 2 billion people. This means that around 17 million people die every year from high blood pressure. Approximately 33% of all adults have high blood pressure. Based on the above figures, .4% of people with high blood pressure die every year. Keep in mind some people who have a heart attack or stroke actually die from another cause so this figure is low. I realize this is not an exact answer to your question but medical statistics on the worldwide impact of a disease look at death rates.