Using Local Data on Adults Aged 18 to 64 to Tailor Interventions for Blood Pressure Medication Adherence in Maine
Demonstrates how mapping can be used to target specific populations for public health interventions, thereby assuring effective use of limited funding. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention developed a map using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine where and how to administer programs to increase adherence to a prescribed course of medical treatment for hypertension among adults aged 18 to 64. Nearly half of the counties identified with low medication adherence rates were rural.
Caitlin Pizzonia, David Pied, Sara L. Huston, et al.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cardiovascular disease · Public health · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Maine