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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 could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,186 1,185 36.0 33.4-38.8 2,001 64.0 61.2-66.6
-Mecklenburg County 168 52 28.6 20.3-38.8 116 71.4 61.2-79.7
GENDER
Male 50 13 24.9 12.4-43.8 37 75.1 56.2-87.6
Female 118 39 31.2 21.3-43.1 79 68.8 56.9-78.7
RACE
White 106 32 31.5 20.4-45.2 74 68.5 54.8-79.6
Other 59 18 22.2 12.3-36.7 41 77.8 63.3-87.7
AGE
18-44 49 17 29.6 16.7-46.9 32 70.4 53.1-83.3
45+ 118 35 27.8 19.1-38.6 83 72.2 61.4-80.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 39 16 37.3 19.8-59.0 23 62.7 41.0-80.2
Some College + 129 36 25.6 16.6-37.3 93 74.4 62.7-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 28 48.3 32.9-63.9 31 51.7 36.1-67.1
$50,000+ 83 16 21.1 11.5-35.4 67 78.9 64.6-88.5

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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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