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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 493 127 28.2 22.1-35.2 366 71.8 64.8-77.9
GENDER
Male 114 37 33.5 21.3-48.3 77 66.5 51.7-78.7
Female 379 90 24.7 19.1-31.4 289 75.3 68.6-80.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 2 45.2 7.4-89.5 2 54.8 10.5-92.6
Non-Hispanic 488 125 28.3 22.2-35.4 363 71.7 64.6-77.8
AGE
18-24 9 1 24.4 3.4-74.6 8 75.6 25.4-96.6
25-34 65 19 28.3 16.6-43.8 46 71.7 56.2-83.4
35-44 82 21 25.9 16.2-38.7 61 74.1 61.3-83.8
45-54 148 44 36.6 25.7-49.1 104 63.4 50.9-74.3
55-64 115 25 19.8 11.2-32.6 90 80.2 67.4-88.8
65+ 70 15 27.7 15.6-44.3 55 72.3 55.7-84.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 12 22.8 11.1-41.2 38 77.2 58.8-88.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 149 36 25.5 14.2-41.5 113 74.5 58.5-85.8
Some Post-H.S. 145 32 30.0 20.0-42.3 113 70.0 57.7-80.0
College Graduate 149 47 31.5 22.4-42.2 102 68.5 57.8-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 21 22.0 13.0-34.6 75 78.0 65.4-87.0
$15,000- 24,999 105 22 29.7 18.5-44.2 83 70.3 55.8-81.5
$25,000- 34,999 51 13 24.0 10.1-47.1 38 76.0 52.9-89.9
$35,000-49,999 61 10 12.7 5.4-27.0 51 87.3 73.0-94.6
$50,000- 74,999 57 19 36.0 21.3-54.0 38 64.0 46.0-78.7
$75,000+ 66 24 34.6 21.9-49.8 42 65.4 50.2-78.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 241 61 26.3 18.8-35.5 180 73.7 64.5-81.2
No 250 66 29.6 21.0-40.0 184 70.4 60.0-79.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 46 20 55.2 36.1-72.9 26 44.8 27.1-63.9
Non-Veteran 447 107 25.5 19.3-32.9 340 74.5 67.1-80.7

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*Asked only of those who have ever 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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