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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
GENDER
Male 1,064 301 24.4 21.0-28.3 763 75.6 71.7-79.0
Female 2,070 507 24.0 21.2-27.0 1,563 76.0 73.0-78.8
RACE
White 2,461 636 24.7 22.2-27.5 1,825 75.3 72.5-77.8
African American 491 127 24.0 18.9-29.9 364 76.0 70.1-81.1
Asian 17 3 14.5 4.1-40.1 14 85.5 59.9-95.9
Native American 76 18 36.1 20.4-55.4 58 63.9 44.6-79.6
Other Minorities 74 17 11.3 5.4-21.9 57 88.7 78.1-94.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 24 11.8 6.3-21.1 64 88.2 78.9-93.7
-English Speaking 66 18 11.1 5.4-21.2 48 88.9 78.8-94.6
-Spanish Speaking 22 6 13.2 3.9-36.6 16 86.8 63.4-96.1
Non-Hispanic 3,040 782 24.9 22.6-27.3 2,258 75.1 72.7-77.4
AGE
18-24 86 19 19.5 11.0-32.0 67 80.5 68.0-89.0
25-34 341 64 20.6 15.2-27.3 277 79.4 72.7-84.8
35-44 584 135 22.3 18.2-27.0 449 77.7 73.0-81.8
45-54 785 213 26.1 22.3-30.3 572 73.9 69.7-77.7
55-64 720 208 28.9 24.5-33.6 512 71.1 66.4-75.5
65-74 406 102 26.3 20.9-32.6 304 73.7 67.4-79.1
75+ 190 62 36.0 27.3-45.7 128 64.0 54.3-72.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 95 29.3 21.7-38.3 215 70.7 61.7-78.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 849 233 25.3 20.9-30.4 616 74.7 69.6-79.1
Some Post-H.S. 918 233 21.9 18.5-25.8 685 78.1 74.2-81.5
College Graduate 1,054 246 23.3 19.8-27.1 808 76.7 72.9-80.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 101 24.0 18.3-30.8 282 76.0 69.2-81.7
$15,000- 24,999 525 130 27.0 21.1-33.9 395 73.0 66.1-78.9
$25,000- 34,999 320 79 23.9 17.8-31.2 241 76.1 68.8-82.2
$35,000- 49,999 411 112 24.9 19.3-31.6 299 75.1 68.4-80.7
$50,000-74,999 446 117 29.7 23.9-36.1 329 70.3 63.9-76.1
$75,000+ 667 163 19.4 15.9-23.4 504 80.6 76.6-84.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,370 395 29.7 25.9-33.8 975 70.3 66.2-74.1
No 1,752 411 20.8 18.2-23.6 1,341 79.2 76.4-81.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 339 105 33.3 26.2-41.3 234 66.7 58.7-73.8
Non-Veteran 2,795 703 23.1 20.8-25.6 2,092 76.9 74.4-79.2

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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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