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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,190 1,087 28.4 26.2-30.7 3,027 68.9 66.5-71.2 76 2.7 1.9- 4.0
Female 7,237 2,120 31.3 29.6-33.0 5,039 67.6 65.9-69.3 78 1.1 0.8- 1.5
RACE
White 8,964 2,519 31.4 29.9-33.1 6,328 66.9 65.3-68.5 117 1.6 1.2- 2.2
African American 1,747 501 26.3 23.1-29.8 1,225 72.1 68.6-75.4 21 1.6 0.8- 3.1
Asian 100 17 11.0 6.2-18.6 80 86.7 78.5-92.0 3 2.4 0.8- 7.3
Native American 246 79 37.3 27.5-48.4 164 61.9 50.8-71.8 3 0.8 0.2- 3.9
Other Minorities 308 74 24.9 17.6-34.1 224 68.4 58.9-76.7 10 6.6 2.8-15.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 369 90 24.7 17.9-33.0 267 69.2 60.5-76.8 12 6.1 2.6-13.6
-English Speaking 217 68 31.9 21.8-44.0 146 66.5 54.6-76.7 3 1.6 0.4- 5.8
-Spanish Speaking 152 22 16.9 9.3-28.7 121 72.1 58.7-82.5 9 11.0 4.3-25.2
Non-Hispanic 11,030 3,111 30.2 28.8-31.7 7,777 68.2 66.7-69.6 142 1.6 1.2- 2.1
AGE
18-24 328 86 27.0 20.8-34.2 231 70.1 62.8-76.5 11 2.9 1.3- 6.3
25-34 920 344 32.6 28.7-36.7 555 64.3 59.9-68.4 21 3.1 1.6- 6.2
35-44 1,580 593 35.6 32.6-38.7 958 62.1 58.9-65.2 29 2.3 1.5- 3.5
45-54 2,148 806 37.4 34.7-40.2 1,318 61.4 58.6-64.2 24 1.2 0.7- 2.0
55-64 2,573 734 28.7 26.3-31.2 1,809 70.0 67.5-72.4 30 1.3 0.9- 2.1
65-74 2,171 420 19.3 17.1-21.6 1,727 80.0 77.7-82.2 24 0.7 0.4- 1.1
75+ 1,603 201 12.5 10.5-14.9 1,387 86.4 83.9-88.6 15 1.1 0.5- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,415 319 27.2 23.2-31.6 1,069 70.2 65.7-74.3 27 2.6 1.4- 4.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,256 869 29.1 26.3-32.0 2,346 68.8 65.7-71.7 41 2.1 1.1- 3.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,876 944 34.1 31.2-37.0 1,896 64.5 61.5-67.3 36 1.5 0.9- 2.5
College Graduate 3,862 1,072 28.6 26.5-30.7 2,740 69.7 67.5-71.8 50 1.7 1.2- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,230 391 32.7 28.6-37.0 826 66.2 61.8-70.3 13 1.1 0.4- 3.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,807 531 32.5 29.0-36.2 1,252 64.5 60.5-68.3 24 3.0 1.4- 6.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,227 327 27.6 23.7-31.9 884 70.9 66.5-74.8 16 1.6 0.8- 3.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,448 421 30.8 27.3-34.7 1,006 67.4 63.6-71.1 21 1.7 1.0- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 1,515 458 31.9 28.5-35.4 1,040 67.3 63.7-70.6 17 0.9 0.5- 1.7
$75,000+ 2,419 678 29.9 27.2-32.8 1,708 68.1 65.2-70.9 33 1.9 1.2- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,370 1,399 35.7 33.4-38.2 2,943 63.4 61.0-65.8 28 0.9 0.5- 1.5
No 6,997 1,794 27.2 25.5-29.0 5,078 70.5 68.6-72.2 125 2.4 1.7- 3.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,605 347 24.2 21.1-27.5 1,239 74.3 70.8-77.4 19 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Non-Veteran 9,819 2,860 30.7 29.2-32.3 6,824 67.3 65.7-68.9 135 1.9 1.4- 2.6

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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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