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Erratum: Vol. 65, No. 36

In the report “Vital Signs: Disparities in Antihypertensive Medication Nonadherence Among Medicare Part D Beneficiaries — United States, 2014,” on page 973, in Table 3, the data for states beginning with “N” should have read as follows:

Return to your place in the textTable 3. Antihypertensive medication nonadherence among Medicare Part D beneficiaries aged ≥65 years, by state and territory, United States, 2014
State/Territory No. beneficiaries AHM fills Annual AHM spending
Total (millions) Mean maximum treatment intensity* Percent fixed-dose combinations Mean days’ supply per fill Total spending per beneficiary ($) Out-of-pocket spending per beneficiary ($) Percent of out-of-pocket spending attributed to AHM Percent nonadherent
Nebraska 108,367 1.49 2.20 8.7 46.4 302 111 17.9 22.6
Nevada 135,396 1.38 2.15 8.6 59.1 250 73 15.6 28.2
New Hampshire 66,971 0.71 2.10 5.2 60.4 285 99 18.6 20.5
New Jersey 532,767 5.49 2.22 11.2 60.5 472 117 21.5 25.3
New Mexico 103,182 1.06 2.08 7.0 56.9 261 77 17.9 29.8
New York 1,243,971 15.11 2.23 9.6 52.3 404 83 20.2 25.3
North Carolina 615,702 8.05 2.24 10.4 47.4 307 93 17.4 28.1
North Dakota 42,929 0.54 2.24 7.3 53.5 272 109 17.5 18.7

Abbreviation: AHM = antihypertensive medication.
* Mean of the maximum number of AHM classes on hand at any one time per beneficiary; proxy for blood pressure treatment intensity.
Nonadherence is defined as patients not following their health care professional’s instructions concerning taking their prescribed medication. Using the proportion of days covered methodology, beneficiaries were considered nonadherent if they had access to AHM for <80% of the days from the date of their first AHM fill through the end of 2014 or their death in 2014.

Suggested citation for this article: Erratum: Vol. 65, No. 36. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1281. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6646a5.

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