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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 could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,186 1,185 36.0 33.4-38.8 2,001 64.0 61.2-66.6
GENDER
Male 1,082 306 29.3 25.2-33.7 776 70.7 66.3-74.8
Female 2,104 879 41.7 38.4-45.0 1,225 58.3 55.0-61.6
RACE
White 2,506 869 34.1 31.2-37.1 1,637 65.9 62.9-68.8
African American 496 242 42.5 35.8-49.4 254 57.5 50.6-64.2
Asian 17 3 18.8 5.6-47.5 14 81.2 52.5-94.4
Native American 77 39 59.1 42.5-73.8 38 40.9 26.2-57.5
Other Minorities 74 24 34.7 17.9-56.3 50 65.3 43.7-82.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 29 43.6 26.3-62.5 60 56.4 37.5-73.7
-English Speaking 67 26 49.0 27.8-70.6 41 51.0 29.4-72.2
-Spanish Speaking 22 3 32.5 9.6-68.7 19 67.5 31.3-90.4
Non-Hispanic 3,091 1,153 35.5 32.9-38.2 1,938 64.5 61.8-67.1
AGE
18-24 86 28 32.7 20.4-48.0 58 67.3 52.0-79.6
25-34 344 123 32.6 26.5-39.4 221 67.4 60.6-73.5
35-44 592 227 39.2 34.1-44.5 365 60.8 55.5-65.9
45-54 800 322 37.6 33.2-42.3 478 62.4 57.7-66.8
55-64 731 287 38.4 33.5-43.5 444 61.6 56.5-66.5
65-74 415 140 32.9 27.1-39.2 275 67.1 60.8-72.9
75+ 195 51 27.8 20.1-37.2 144 72.2 62.8-79.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 183 59.9 50.6-68.5 130 40.1 31.5-49.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 862 401 45.8 40.0-51.7 461 54.2 48.3-60.0
Some Post-H.S. 939 358 33.7 29.3-38.4 581 66.3 61.6-70.7
College Graduate 1,069 242 20.7 17.5-24.4 827 79.3 75.6-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 258 65.5 57.1-73.0 128 34.5 27.0-42.9
$15,000- 24,999 531 328 62.6 56.3-68.6 203 37.4 31.4-43.7
$25,000- 34,999 327 157 46.1 37.8-54.5 170 53.9 45.5-62.2
$35,000- 49,999 417 139 37.9 31.1-45.2 278 62.1 54.8-68.9
$50,000-74,999 457 121 27.7 22.3-33.9 336 72.3 66.1-77.7
$75,000+ 675 62 9.7 7.1-13.2 613 90.3 86.8-92.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,390 699 51.4 47.2-55.5 691 48.6 44.5-52.8
No 1,783 480 26.4 23.2-29.8 1,303 73.6 70.2-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 345 73 17.7 13.1-23.4 272 82.3 76.6-86.9
Non-Veteran 2,841 1,112 38.1 35.3-41.1 1,729 61.9 58.9-64.7

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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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