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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
GENDER
Male 1,024 545 55.0 50.1-59.8 179 18.2 14.7-22.3 95 10.1 7.4-13.8 72 6.3 4.6- 8.4 133 10.4 8.1-13.1
Female 2,024 1,250 63.4 60.2-66.5 328 17.1 14.7-19.8 162 7.4 5.9- 9.2 102 4.6 3.6- 6.0 182 7.5 6.1- 9.1
RACE
White 2,387 1,359 57.4 54.3-60.5 409 18.5 16.0-21.2 202 9.1 7.3-11.2 149 5.8 4.7- 7.0 268 9.2 7.8-10.9
African American 483 322 65.5 58.5-71.9 74 17.9 13.0-24.1 38 5.9 3.7- 9.3 17 4.5 2.2- 9.0 32 6.2 4.0- 9.5
Asian 17 8 47.3 23.4-72.5 4 24.0 8.3-52.4 4 22.7 8.0-49.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.0 0.8-33.0
Native American 75 49 65.8 49.0-79.4 12 18.4 9.0-33.9 8 8.5 2.7-23.3 2 1.4 0.3- 5.8 4 6.0 1.7-19.0
Other Minorities 71 46 69.5 49.7-84.0 8 3.8 1.6- 8.5 4 9.9 2.3-33.6 5 5.0 1.5-15.6 8 11.9 4.1-30.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 83 60 80.7 62.5-91.3 10 7.7 2.6-20.6 5 7.1 1.2-32.5 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 7 2.8 1.2- 6.5
-English Speaking 62 45 85.9 68.6-94.4 8 9.5 2.7-28.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 3.8 1.5- 9.4
-Spanish Speaking 21 15 70.3 33.8-91.7 2 3.9 0.9-16.2 2 19.9 3.1-65.5 1 5.1 0.7-29.8 1 0.8 0.1- 6.0
Non-Hispanic 2,959 1,731 58.3 55.5-61.1 497 18.2 16.0-20.6 251 8.7 7.2-10.6 172 5.6 4.6- 6.8 308 9.1 7.8-10.7
AGE
18-24 82 57 73.8 59.8-84.2 12 15.9 7.7-30.2 6 5.1 1.9-12.9 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3 4 3.5 1.2- 9.7
25-34 335 195 57.2 49.8-64.2 64 19.6 14.5-26.1 28 10.5 6.3-16.9 25 6.1 3.8- 9.8 23 6.6 4.1-10.4
35-44 564 352 61.0 55.4-66.3 96 16.0 12.5-20.2 36 8.4 5.1-13.4 29 5.5 3.6- 8.4 51 9.1 6.3-13.1
45-54 776 435 56.0 51.2-60.8 131 18.5 14.9-22.6 80 10.0 7.3-13.6 51 6.4 4.4- 9.2 79 9.1 6.9-12.0
55-64 700 391 55.5 50.1-60.7 119 18.6 14.5-23.5 66 8.2 6.0-11.1 39 5.3 3.5- 8.0 85 12.5 9.2-16.7
65-74 396 238 55.5 48.9-62.0 58 16.5 11.8-22.5 29 8.9 5.9-13.4 17 5.5 2.9-10.2 54 13.5 9.4-19.0
75+ 174 114 67.2 57.3-75.8 25 14.6 8.7-23.3 12 4.7 2.3- 9.5 6 3.8 1.1-11.8 17 9.7 5.5-16.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 303 195 62.8 53.4-71.3 47 16.6 10.7-24.8 21 6.4 3.4-11.7 16 4.7 2.3- 9.3 24 9.6 5.0-17.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 820 488 61.4 55.5-67.0 125 15.2 11.3-20.2 78 10.0 6.9-14.3 52 6.0 4.1- 8.7 77 7.3 5.3-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 897 539 60.6 55.3-65.7 145 16.6 13.1-20.8 64 8.8 5.7-13.3 47 4.5 3.1- 6.5 102 9.5 7.3-12.3
College Graduate 1,025 571 56.0 51.6-60.2 190 21.0 17.5-25.0 93 8.1 6.2-10.5 59 5.8 4.1- 7.9 112 9.2 7.3-11.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 372 261 69.1 60.7-76.4 44 9.7 6.5-14.1 24 9.2 4.0-19.7 16 5.0 2.8- 8.7 27 7.0 4.1-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 515 332 65.7 59.3-71.5 79 14.2 10.6-18.8 38 9.5 5.9-15.0 26 4.0 2.5- 6.5 40 6.5 4.3- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 312 182 53.9 44.8-62.8 60 25.8 17.4-36.6 21 6.5 3.3-12.4 16 4.7 2.4- 8.9 33 9.1 5.5-14.5
$35,000- 49,999 399 223 57.1 49.7-64.3 68 18.5 12.9-25.9 43 9.7 6.2-15.0 30 6.4 4.0-10.1 35 8.2 5.1-13.0
$50,000-74,999 437 222 48.7 42.2-55.2 88 21.6 17.0-27.2 35 8.8 5.2-14.3 34 9.3 5.9-14.2 58 11.6 8.4-15.9
$75,000+ 654 365 58.2 52.4-63.7 112 17.9 13.8-22.9 67 9.8 6.8-14.1 37 5.0 3.3- 7.4 73 9.1 6.5-12.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,322 874 66.5 62.3-70.4 183 13.9 11.1-17.3 98 7.1 5.3- 9.6 63 4.6 3.4- 6.2 104 7.9 5.8-10.6
No 1,713 912 55.4 51.6-59.2 320 19.7 16.8-22.9 159 9.6 7.5-12.3 111 5.9 4.5- 7.6 211 9.4 7.8-11.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 321 179 53.7 45.6-61.6 53 16.7 11.5-23.7 24 9.0 4.8-16.4 22 7.8 4.2-14.2 43 12.7 8.4-18.8
Non-Veteran 2,727 1,616 60.3 57.3-63.2 454 17.7 15.4-20.2 233 8.6 7.0-10.6 152 5.1 4.1- 6.2 272 8.3 7.0- 9.9

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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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