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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

Has there ever been a time when you have ever 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
-Eastern NC 2,952 809 28.3 25.6-31.3 2,105 69.4 66.3-72.3 38 2.3 1.2- 4.2
GENDER
Male 1,025 261 27.9 23.4-32.8 741 68.0 62.8-72.8 23 4.2 2.1- 8.1
Female 1,927 548 28.8 25.5-32.3 1,364 70.7 67.2-74.0 15 0.5 0.2- 1.0
RACE
White 1,986 556 30.8 27.3-34.5 1,405 67.2 63.4-70.8 25 2.0 1.0- 4.1
African American 692 172 21.3 17.1-26.1 512 77.5 72.5-81.8 8 1.3 0.5- 3.6
Other Minorities 257 76 27.9 18.7-39.4 176 65.7 53.0-76.4 5 6.5 1.5-24.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 117 30 22.4 12.0-37.8 84 69.5 52.6-82.4 3 8.1 1.7-30.9
Non-Hispanic 2,829 778 28.8 26.0-31.8 2,016 69.4 66.3-72.3 35 1.8 1.0- 3.3
AGE
18-24 121 28 24.7 14.8-38.3 89 71.3 57.7-82.0 4 3.9 1.0-13.8
25-34 296 108 31.3 24.3-39.3 180 63.3 54.4-71.4 8 5.4 1.6-16.7
35-44 393 139 32.4 25.9-39.7 248 65.9 58.5-72.5 6 1.7 0.6- 5.0
45-54 537 193 34.9 29.3-41.0 340 63.7 57.5-69.4 4 1.4 0.4- 4.6
55-64 655 194 31.4 26.1-37.2 456 68.0 62.2-73.3 5 0.6 0.2- 1.9
65+ 923 141 15.2 12.2-18.8 771 83.7 80.0-86.9 11 1.1 0.4- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 393 83 22.4 16.8-29.1 305 76.3 69.4-82.0 5 1.4 0.4- 5.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 939 249 28.0 22.9-33.7 677 67.8 61.6-73.4 13 4.3 1.8-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 787 252 33.0 27.4-39.2 526 66.0 59.8-71.7 9 1.0 0.4- 2.0
College Graduate 830 225 26.9 22.5-31.8 594 71.6 66.6-76.2 11 1.5 0.5- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 353 121 30.7 23.5-39.0 232 69.3 61.0-76.5 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 514 129 27.6 21.2-35.0 379 68.3 59.9-75.6 6 4.2 0.9-16.4
$25,000- 34,999 329 95 29.9 21.9-39.5 231 69.8 60.3-77.9 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
$35,000- 49,999 361 104 30.9 23.7-39.0 251 66.8 58.6-74.1 6 2.3 0.8- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 358 111 34.2 27.0-42.3 241 64.3 56.3-71.6 6 1.5 0.5- 3.9
$75,000+ 549 154 29.1 22.9-36.2 390 68.7 61.4-75.1 5 2.2 0.7- 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,195 358 32.1 27.8-36.7 832 67.5 62.8-71.8 5 0.5 0.1- 1.6
No 1,740 448 26.5 22.9-30.3 1,260 70.3 66.2-74.1 32 3.2 1.7- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 482 111 25.1 19.7-31.4 362 72.5 66.1-78.1 9 2.4 1.0- 5.5
Non-Veteran 2,469 698 29.0 25.9-32.4 1,742 68.7 65.2-72.0 29 2.3 1.1- 4.7

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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