As is widely known fact, women have a longer life expectancy than men, whereas the prevalence of chronic diseases over 65 is in the opposite. This aspect is relatively more likely to reduce the quality of women’s aging. A systematic and in-depth study of gender differences in chronic diseases is significant in that it can enhance the diversity of health-related policies for the elderly, and draw meaningful direction and more careful support. Therefore, we examined the differences in hypertension among men and women and the contribution of demographic characteristics of each subject to these differences based on the Community Health Survey of 2018 established by KCDC. The main analysis results of this study suggest the following implications; First, several policies related to hypertension of the population aged 65 or older need to be promoted based on more specific policy plans. In addition,  individual health characteristics such as the low level of subjective well-being and so-called unique characteristics of the elderly, which can be prominent when compared with other age groups, need to be considered in depth.

Key words : Population aged 65 or older, Hypertension, Gender difference, Subjective well-being, Obesity