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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 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%)
TOTAL 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
GENDER
Male 1,080 384 34.6 30.1-39.3 696 65.4 60.7-69.9
Female 2,107 841 36.5 33.4-39.6 1,266 63.5 60.4-66.6
RACE
White 2,507 971 34.7 31.9-37.7 1,536 65.3 62.3-68.1
African American 496 181 39.2 31.9-47.0 315 60.8 53.0-68.1
Asian 17 8 45.3 22.2-70.5 9 54.7 29.5-77.8
Native American 78 24 33.3 18.5-52.2 54 66.7 47.8-81.5
Other Minorities 73 35 38.5 22.2-57.9 38 61.5 42.1-77.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 31 24.9 12.5-43.5 56 75.1 56.5-87.5
-English Speaking 65 26 31.9 14.8-55.8 39 68.1 44.2-85.2
-Spanish Speaking 22 5 10.9 3.1-32.3 17 89.1 67.7-96.9
Non-Hispanic 3,094 1,191 36.1 33.4-38.8 1,903 63.9 61.2-66.6
AGE
18-24 86 23 30.8 18.5-46.6 63 69.2 53.4-81.5
25-34 342 106 30.4 24.1-37.5 236 69.6 62.5-75.9
35-44 591 182 30.4 25.7-35.5 409 69.6 64.5-74.3
45-54 800 306 39.0 34.4-43.7 494 61.0 56.3-65.6
55-64 733 303 39.6 34.7-44.8 430 60.4 55.2-65.3
65-74 414 190 47.0 40.6-53.4 224 53.0 46.6-59.4
75+ 198 100 53.3 43.9-62.5 98 46.7 37.5-56.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 112 27.4 20.8-35.1 203 72.6 64.9-79.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 862 324 32.6 27.2-38.5 538 67.4 61.5-72.8
Some Post-H.S. 940 354 36.7 31.8-41.9 586 63.3 58.1-68.2
College Graduate 1,067 433 40.3 36.1-44.7 634 59.7 55.3-63.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 130 26.3 20.7-32.8 257 73.7 67.2-79.3
$15,000- 24,999 531 180 31.9 26.3-38.1 351 68.1 61.9-73.7
$25,000- 34,999 326 113 33.6 25.4-43.0 213 66.4 57.0-74.6
$35,000- 49,999 418 167 42.2 35.3-49.4 251 57.8 50.6-64.7
$50,000-74,999 457 196 36.8 31.1-42.8 261 63.2 57.2-68.9
$75,000+ 673 270 34.4 29.6-39.6 403 65.6 60.4-70.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,391 541 34.9 31.2-38.8 850 65.1 61.2-68.8
No 1,783 680 36.1 32.5-39.9 1,103 63.9 60.1-67.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 343 136 35.2 28.2-42.8 207 64.8 57.2-71.8
Non-Veteran 2,844 1,089 35.6 32.8-38.6 1,755 64.4 61.4-67.2

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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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