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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence

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%)
TOTAL 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
GENDER
Male 1,070 385 31.2 27.2-35.5 685 68.8 64.5-72.8
Female 2,096 630 30.2 27.1-33.5 1,466 69.8 66.5-72.9
RACE
White 2,489 841 32.2 29.3-35.1 1,648 67.8 64.9-70.7
African American 493 127 28.2 22.1-35.2 366 71.8 64.8-77.9
Asian 17 7 50.8 26.2-75.0 10 49.2 25.0-73.8
Native American 77 16 22.4 11.7-38.7 61 77.6 61.3-88.3
Other Minorities 73 22 19.5 10.4-33.6 51 80.5 66.4-89.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 30 17.4 9.8-28.9 58 82.6 71.1-90.2
-English Speaking 66 24 16.5 8.5-29.4 42 83.5 70.6-91.5
-Spanish Speaking 22 6 19.2 6.5-44.9 16 80.8 55.1-93.5
Non-Hispanic 3,073 984 31.5 28.9-34.1 2,089 68.5 65.9-71.1
AGE
18-24 86 19 22.7 12.3-38.1 67 77.3 61.9-87.7
25-34 341 99 29.5 23.4-36.5 242 70.5 63.5-76.6
35-44 590 193 31.9 27.1-37.0 397 68.1 63.0-72.9
45-54 796 253 31.4 27.3-35.8 543 68.6 64.2-72.7
55-64 728 238 31.4 27.0-36.2 490 68.6 63.8-73.0
65-74 410 135 34.5 28.5-41.0 275 65.5 59.0-71.5
75+ 192 68 39.5 30.5-49.2 124 60.5 50.8-69.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 311 81 24.9 17.0-34.9 230 75.1 65.1-83.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 856 251 25.9 21.5-30.9 605 74.1 69.1-78.5
Some Post-H.S. 936 273 30.2 25.5-35.4 663 69.8 64.6-74.5
College Graduate 1,060 409 37.5 33.5-41.7 651 62.5 58.3-66.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 80 20.1 14.6-26.9 306 79.9 73.1-85.4
$15,000- 24,999 528 135 23.2 18.6-28.6 393 76.8 71.4-81.4
$25,000- 34,999 325 87 24.9 18.8-32.2 238 75.1 67.8-81.2
$35,000- 49,999 414 130 29.5 23.4-36.3 284 70.5 63.7-76.6
$50,000-74,999 450 168 37.8 31.9-44.1 282 62.2 55.9-68.1
$75,000+ 673 275 36.2 31.1-41.6 398 63.8 58.4-68.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,384 399 27.4 23.8-31.4 985 72.6 68.6-76.2
No 1,769 614 32.8 29.5-36.4 1,155 67.2 63.6-70.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 338 130 40.4 33.2-48.2 208 59.6 51.8-66.8
Non-Veteran 2,828 885 29.6 26.9-32.4 1,943 70.4 67.6-73.1

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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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