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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
-Mecklenburg County 161 42 16.9 11.7-23.8 119 83.1 76.2-88.3
GENDER
Male 48 13 13.5 6.6-25.6 35 86.5 74.4-93.4
Female 113 29 19.3 12.7-28.2 84 80.7 71.8-87.3
RACE
White 100 23 14.0 8.6-21.9 77 86.0 78.1-91.4
Other 58 17 19.7 10.7-33.5 41 80.3 66.5-89.3
AGE
18-44 49 10 11.1 5.4-21.4 39 88.9 78.6-94.6
45+ 112 32 23.6 16.3-32.9 80 76.4 67.1-83.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 38 15 24.5 12.5-42.4 23 75.5 57.6-87.5
Some College + 123 27 14.2 9.0-21.8 96 85.8 78.2-91.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 56 21 27.1 16.1-41.8 35 72.9 58.2-83.9
$50,000+ 81 18 15.6 9.4-24.9 63 84.4 75.1-90.6

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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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