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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 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 496 181 39.2 31.9-47.0 315 60.8 53.0-68.1
GENDER
Male 115 43 46.0 31.5-61.1 72 54.0 38.9-68.5
Female 381 138 34.7 28.4-41.5 243 65.3 58.5-71.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 1 17.4 1.9-69.2 3 82.6 30.8-98.1
Non-Hispanic 491 179 38.8 31.5-46.7 312 61.2 53.3-68.5
AGE
18-24 9 5 76.3 41.0-93.7 4 23.7 6.3-59.0
25-34 65 21 28.5 17.3-43.1 44 71.5 56.9-82.7
35-44 82 22 23.2 13.7-36.6 60 76.8 63.4-86.3
45-54 149 60 46.1 34.4-58.4 89 53.9 41.6-65.6
55-64 115 39 30.4 19.4-44.1 76 69.6 55.9-80.6
65+ 72 33 53.9 38.9-68.2 39 46.1 31.8-61.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 17 28.6 15.5-46.6 33 71.4 53.4-84.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 151 53 45.0 30.0-61.1 98 55.0 38.9-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 146 52 38.1 27.3-50.2 94 61.9 49.8-72.7
College Graduate 149 59 36.1 26.4-47.1 90 63.9 52.9-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 34 31.6 21.3-44.0 62 68.4 56.0-78.7
$15,000- 24,999 106 38 41.9 29.2-55.8 68 58.1 44.2-70.8
$25,000- 34,999 51 16 18.8 8.2-37.6 35 81.2 62.4-91.8
$35,000-49,999 61 22 37.2 20.3-57.9 39 62.8 42.1-79.7
$50,000- 74,999 58 25 44.6 28.2-62.3 33 55.4 37.7-71.8
$75,000+ 66 25 37.5 24.1-53.2 41 62.5 46.8-75.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 241 91 36.3 27.7-45.9 150 63.7 54.1-72.3
No 253 88 40.9 30.4-52.3 165 59.1 47.7-69.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 17 35.1 18.7-56.0 30 64.9 44.0-81.3
Non-Veteran 449 164 39.6 31.8-48.0 285 60.4 52.0-68.2

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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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