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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

Iím going to read a list of reasons people sometime donít get their medications filled or refilled. Do
any of these reasons apply to you Ö

You did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
-Eastern NC 797 233 28.3 23.6-33.6 564 71.7 66.4-76.4
GENDER
Male 256 86 29.9 22.1-39.1 170 70.1 60.9-77.9
Female 541 147 26.9 21.7-32.8 394 73.1 67.2-78.3
RACE
White 547 167 29.1 23.3-35.7 380 70.9 64.3-76.7
African American 170 42 23.6 16.0-33.4 128 76.4 66.6-84.0
Other Minorities 75 24 32.1 17.5-51.2 51 67.9 48.8-82.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 14 25.9 10.1-52.3 15 74.1 47.7-89.9
Non-Hispanic 767 219 28.6 23.7-34.0 548 71.4 66.0-76.3
AGE
18-24 28 9 16.0 6.7-33.6 19 84.0 66.4-93.3
25-34 107 28 29.2 18.4-43.2 79 70.8 56.8-81.6
35-44 138 42 36.5 24.4-50.6 96 63.5 49.4-75.6
45-54 191 57 23.2 16.6-31.6 134 76.8 68.4-83.4
55-64 192 52 27.8 19.2-38.4 140 72.2 61.6-80.8
65+ 135 41 38.1 27.2-50.3 94 61.9 49.7-72.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 80 25 30.1 18.5-44.9 55 69.9 55.1-81.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 246 69 25.5 18.0-35.0 177 74.5 65.0-82.0
Some Post-H.S. 251 60 25.4 17.1-36.0 191 74.6 64.0-82.9
College Graduate 220 79 34.8 26.0-44.8 141 65.2 55.2-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 35 28.9 18.6-42.1 84 71.1 57.9-81.4
$15,000- 24,999 129 32 24.6 15.6-36.7 97 75.4 63.3-84.4
$25,000- 34,999 95 17 19.9 10.5-34.4 78 80.1 65.6-89.5
$35,000- 49,999 104 28 28.9 17.2-44.3 76 71.1 55.7-82.8
$50,000-74,999 107 43 36.1 24.3-49.8 64 63.9 50.2-75.7
$75,000+ 152 54 32.8 21.3-46.7 98 67.2 53.3-78.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 93 28.1 21.7-35.5 259 71.9 64.5-78.3
No 442 140 28.7 22.3-36.1 302 71.3 63.9-77.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 38 41.0 28.5-54.9 70 59.0 45.1-71.5
Non-Veteran 689 195 26.0 21.1-31.6 494 74.0 68.4-78.9

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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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