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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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
-Mecklenburg County 161 87 61.2 50.6-70.8 34 16.5 10.8-24.3 12 6.5 3.4-11.9 10 5.5 2.8-10.8 18 10.3 5.7-18.1
GENDER
Male 47 25 64.0 44.9-79.5 8 14.1 6.1-29.4 3 3.9 1.0-13.3 5 7.3 2.5-19.0 6 10.8 3.7-27.6
Female 114 62 59.3 47.1-70.4 26 18.1 11.4-27.6 9 8.2 4.0-16.3 5 4.4 1.7-10.6 12 10.0 4.9-19.2
RACE
White 101 52 61.1 48.1-72.7 20 14.6 8.5-24.1 9 7.4 3.5-15.1 8 6.1 2.9-12.6 12 10.6 4.9-21.5
Other 58 34 60.8 42.3-76.6 14 19.9 10.1-35.4 3 5.2 1.5-16.2 2 4.8 1.1-18.2 5 9.3 3.2-24.2
AGE
18-44 47 30 71.2 54.5-83.6 6 9.5 3.9-21.5 3 4.9 1.5-14.9 2 2.3 0.5- 9.1 6 12.1 4.8-27.1
45+ 113 56 49.5 38.6-60.5 28 24.5 16.2-35.3 9 8.3 4.1-16.0 8 9.3 4.3-18.8 12 8.4 4.6-14.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 38 19 57.7 35.5-77.1 7 13.2 5.2-29.8 2 2.8 0.7-11.1 5 10.3 3.8-24.9 5 16.0 5.4-39.2
Some College + 123 68 62.4 50.5-73.0 27 17.6 11.0-27.0 10 7.8 3.9-15.0 5 3.9 1.4-10.2 13 8.3 4.1-16.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 30 57.0 40.6-71.9 16 20.6 11.1-35.0 2 4.1 0.8-18.1 2 3.1 0.6-14.2 7 15.3 6.2-32.9
$50,000+ 79 42 58.5 44.4-71.3 16 19.6 11.3-31.9 8 9.0 4.2-18.2 6 7.3 3.0-16.6 7 5.6 2.4-12.5

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^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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