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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Prescription Medication Adherence

Has there ever been a time when you have NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
-Alamance County 291 78 28.3 21.4-36.4 211 70.3 62.0-77.4 2 1.5 0.2- 8.7
GENDER
Male 112 27 25.1 15.7-37.4 84 72.0 59.1-82.1 1 2.9 0.4-17.9
Female 179 51 31.1 21.8-42.3 127 68.7 57.5-78.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
RACE
White 236 58 25.8 18.5-34.6 177 74.1 65.2-81.4 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Other 53 20 35.6 20.7-53.9 32 59.3 41.1-75.2 1 5.1 0.7-28.5
AGE
18-44 70 19 25.3 14.7-39.9 50 71.9 57.1-83.1 1 2.8 0.4-17.4
45+ 218 58 31.3 23.6-40.2 159 68.5 59.6-76.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 35 34.6 23.3-48.0 97 65.2 51.8-76.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
Some College + 158 43 22.5 15.6-31.2 114 74.9 65.2-82.6 1 2.7 0.4-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 159 45 31.4 22.1-42.5 112 65.8 54.4-75.6 2 2.8 0.5-15.5
$50,000+ 88 26 25.8 16.0-38.8 62 74.2 61.2-84.0 0 0.0 . - .

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription medication

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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