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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
-Eastern NC 765 446 57.3 51.2-63.2 124 19.3 14.8-24.7 79 10.8 7.4-15.4 44 5.0 3.3- 7.4 72 7.6 5.4-10.8
GENDER
Male 247 131 53.3 42.9-63.3 51 22.9 15.3-32.9 21 10.4 5.3-19.4 17 4.5 2.5- 8.1 27 8.9 5.2-14.9
Female 518 315 61.1 54.4-67.5 73 15.9 11.6-21.5 58 11.1 7.5-16.2 27 5.4 3.1- 9.2 45 6.4 4.2- 9.8
RACE
White 521 283 50.7 43.3-58.1 93 22.2 16.4-29.4 57 12.5 8.2-18.7 35 6.3 4.0- 9.6 53 8.3 5.5-12.5
African American 165 108 67.0 55.9-76.5 21 14.6 8.3-24.4 18 9.8 4.9-18.7 5 2.0 0.7- 5.9 13 6.6 3.0-13.9
Other Minorities 74 51 83.1 69.7-91.3 10 8.8 3.6-20.0 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2 3 1.4 0.4- 4.8 6 5.2 1.7-14.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 28 22 94.5 84.2-98.2 3 3.6 0.9-13.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 8.0
Non-Hispanic 736 423 54.6 48.5-60.7 121 20.4 15.7-26.2 78 11.5 8.0-16.4 44 5.3 3.6- 7.9 70 8.1 5.6-11.4
AGE
18-24 26 18 75.2 45.7-91.6 5 21.7 6.4-52.7 2 1.4 0.2- 7.5 1 1.8 0.2-12.2 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 106 62 55.2 41.8-67.9 20 20.8 11.7-34.1 11 11.9 5.5-24.1 9 7.9 3.6-16.5 4 4.2 1.1-14.4
35-44 130 78 50.9 37.5-64.2 23 18.8 10.6-31.1 11 18.4 8.1-36.8 9 7.5 3.2-16.7 9 4.4 2.0- 9.4
45-54 186 103 55.7 45.2-65.7 30 20.5 12.9-31.0 22 11.1 6.3-18.8 10 3.8 1.8- 7.7 21 9.0 4.6-17.0
55-64 183 103 54.5 43.2-65.3 31 18.5 11.2-29.1 22 10.1 5.7-17.5 7 1.9 0.8- 4.5 20 15.0 7.9-26.7
65+ 128 78 59.5 47.0-70.9 15 12.7 6.6-23.1 11 5.6 2.5-12.2 7 6.3 2.3-16.0 17 16.0 8.3-28.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 48 60.1 44.8-73.6 11 17.3 9.1-30.5 5 4.7 1.5-13.9 4 6.1 1.7-19.8 11 11.8 4.8-25.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 237 146 64.0 52.2-74.3 34 18.3 10.1-31.0 31 9.3 5.5-15.2 10 2.5 1.1- 5.6 16 5.9 2.5-13.4
Some Post-H.S. 237 143 55.2 43.6-66.2 38 17.0 10.8-25.7 21 14.8 7.2-28.1 13 4.4 2.2- 8.7 22 8.6 4.7-15.1
College Graduate 212 109 50.2 40.2-60.2 41 23.8 15.9-34.0 22 10.1 5.6-17.7 17 8.5 4.4-15.7 23 7.4 4.4-12.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 74 60.8 47.0-73.0 14 8.9 4.6-16.6 15 12.5 6.1-23.8 3 4.4 1.1-15.7 10 13.4 5.6-28.8
$15,000- 24,999 126 87 78.7 68.5-86.3 15 11.6 6.2-20.6 6 2.6 1.1- 6.4 10 5.4 2.5-11.0 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8
$25,000- 34,999 90 50 44.9 28.5-62.4 20 30.4 13.7-54.5 7 8.8 3.1-22.5 5 6.2 1.9-18.3 8 9.8 3.7-23.5
$35,000- 49,999 98 53 53.2 37.8-68.0 15 20.1 9.6-37.4 15 14.6 6.8-28.8 8 3.1 1.2- 7.3 7 9.0 3.1-23.8
$50,000-74,999 105 55 45.6 31.9-60.1 20 22.6 13.0-36.4 12 18.4 8.3-35.7 6 6.4 2.4-16.1 12 6.9 3.5-13.2
$75,000+ 147 77 56.5 42.4-69.7 25 17.9 10.5-28.8 18 12.7 5.1-28.4 11 6.8 3.0-14.9 16 6.0 3.0-11.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 340 222 66.0 57.9-73.3 39 11.9 7.7-17.8 36 10.2 6.1-16.5 19 5.8 3.3-10.0 24 6.1 3.3-11.2
No 422 222 51.8 43.4-60.1 84 23.9 17.3-31.9 43 11.2 6.7-18.1 25 4.5 2.6- 7.9 48 8.6 5.6-13.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 102 57 53.3 39.0-67.1 18 18.7 9.4-33.5 7 10.4 3.4-27.7 6 3.6 1.3- 9.5 14 14.0 6.6-27.1
Non-Veteran 663 389 58.0 51.3-64.5 106 19.4 14.5-25.4 72 10.8 7.3-15.8 38 5.2 3.4- 8.0 58 6.5 4.4- 9.6

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*Asked only of those who have ever NOT filled or refilled a doctor-prescribed 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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