Blood Pressure Medication Adherence

Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Blood Pressure Medication Adherence

Indicator Date of Most Recent Measure Current Measure Trend
Percentage of adults who are adherent to their antihypertensive medications 2015 ACE/ARB: 78.3%
Diuretics: 72.7%


  • In 2015, approximately 3 out of 4 Minnesotans taking blood pressure medications followed their doctor’s orders on taking the medications. Taking medications according to your doctor’s orders is associated with better control of high blood pressure.
  • For one class of medications, ACE Inhibitors and ARBs, 78.3% of Minnesotans are adherent to their medications, a modest improvement since 2010.
  • For a second class of medications, diuretics, a slightly lower percentage of Minnesotans (72.7%) are adherent to their medications, a slight improvement since 2010.
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Updated Wednesday, 27-Feb-2019 11:52:31 CST