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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
-Mecklenburg County 168 72 43.2 32.5-54.6 96 56.8 45.4-67.5
GENDER
Male 50 20 49.7 30.3-69.1 30 50.3 30.9-69.7
Female 118 52 38.8 28.2-50.6 66 61.2 49.4-71.8
RACE
White 106 43 35.1 24.1-47.9 63 64.9 52.1-75.9
Other 59 28 57.5 39.2-73.9 31 42.5 26.1-60.8
AGE
18-44 49 15 37.8 21.1-58.1 34 62.2 41.9-78.9
45+ 118 56 48.8 38.2-59.5 62 51.2 40.5-61.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 39 17 36.4 19.2-58.0 22 63.6 42.0-80.8
Some College + 129 55 45.6 33.2-58.5 74 54.4 41.5-66.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 25 40.3 26.0-56.5 34 59.7 43.5-74.0
$50,000+ 83 36 36.1 24.7-49.3 47 63.9 50.7-75.3

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*Asked only of those who have 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.

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