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%
- 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.