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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Has there ever been a time when you have NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,747 501 26.3 23.1-29.8 1,225 72.1 68.6-75.4 21 1.6 0.8- 3.1
GENDER
Male 515 116 23.7 18.2-30.3 393 74.1 67.4-79.8 6 2.2 0.8- 5.8
Female 1,232 385 28.3 24.9-32.1 832 70.6 66.8-74.1 15 1.1 0.5- 2.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 4 16.5 4.9-43.1 13 83.5 56.9-95.1 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,727 496 26.3 23.1-29.7 1,210 72.2 68.6-75.5 21 1.6 0.8- 3.1
AGE
18-24 68 9 16.1 6.8-33.5 57 80.8 63.7-90.9 2 3.1 0.6-15.1
25-34 189 65 28.9 21.4-37.8 121 70.6 61.6-78.1 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8
35-44 234 82 27.7 21.1-35.4 149 69.7 61.7-76.7 3 2.6 0.8- 8.4
45-54 393 150 36.6 30.0-43.8 240 62.0 54.8-68.8 3 1.4 0.3- 6.4
55-64 422 116 29.1 23.0-36.0 299 69.3 62.4-75.5 7 1.6 0.7- 3.8
65+ 421 75 16.3 12.2-21.6 343 83.5 78.2-87.7 3 0.2 0.1- 0.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 276 53 15.9 10.9-22.5 220 83.6 77.0-88.7 3 0.5 0.1- 2.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 562 151 25.8 19.8-33.0 408 73.7 66.6-79.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Some Post-H.S. 454 146 31.5 25.6-38.1 301 65.7 58.8-72.0 7 2.7 0.8- 9.0
College Graduate 451 151 28.9 23.3-35.2 292 68.3 61.7-74.2 8 2.8 1.0- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 99 25.6 20.0-32.1 228 74.4 67.9-80.0 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 353 106 26.8 20.6-34.1 246 73.0 65.7-79.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
$25,000- 34,999 214 51 21.7 14.3-31.7 162 78.1 68.2-85.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
$35,000-49,999 215 61 29.4 20.6-40.1 148 67.2 56.5-76.4 6 3.4 1.1-10.2
$50,000- 74,999 182 58 28.4 20.0-38.5 122 71.2 61.0-79.6 2 0.4 0.1- 2.3
$75,000+ 191 67 33.4 25.5-42.3 120 62.2 52.9-70.7 4 4.4 1.4-12.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 750 244 30.5 25.7-35.8 503 69.1 63.8-73.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5
No 984 254 24.0 19.9-28.7 712 73.7 68.9-78.0 18 2.2 1.0- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 225 48 19.4 13.1-27.7 174 78.8 70.1-85.4 3 1.9 0.4- 8.6
Non-Veteran 1,521 453 27.5 23.9-31.3 1,050 71.0 67.2-74.6 18 1.5 0.7- 3.2

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription 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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