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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 have refills available but not needed at this time.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,168 1,358 44.5 41.7-47.4 1,810 55.5 52.6-58.3
GENDER
Male 1,073 484 48.4 43.6-53.2 589 51.6 46.8-56.4
Female 2,095 874 41.3 38.1-44.6 1,221 58.7 55.4-61.9
RACE
White 2,489 1,101 45.6 42.5-48.8 1,388 54.4 51.2-57.5
African American 496 189 39.3 32.5-46.5 307 60.7 53.5-67.5
Asian 17 9 49.9 25.5-74.4 8 50.1 25.6-74.5
Native American 76 33 47.8 31.4-64.7 43 52.2 35.3-68.6
Other Minorities 74 22 45.2 26.5-65.3 52 54.8 34.7-73.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 30 53.0 35.3-70.1 58 47.0 29.9-64.7
-English Speaking 66 26 65.2 45.4-80.8 40 34.8 19.2-54.6
-Spanish Speaking 22 4 28.6 8.0-65.0 18 71.4 35.0-92.0
Non-Hispanic 3,074 1,325 44.0 41.3-46.8 1,749 56.0 53.2-58.7
AGE
18-24 85 45 50.0 35.4-64.6 40 50.0 35.4-64.6
25-34 342 155 47.6 40.4-54.8 187 52.4 45.2-59.6
35-44 591 270 45.7 40.4-51.2 321 54.3 48.8-59.6
45-54 796 352 43.8 39.3-48.5 444 56.2 51.5-60.7
55-64 726 299 40.5 35.5-45.8 427 59.5 54.2-64.5
65-74 413 154 36.5 30.7-42.8 259 63.5 57.2-69.3
75+ 192 74 39.1 29.9-49.1 118 60.9 50.9-70.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 309 99 28.9 21.8-37.2 210 71.1 62.8-78.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 858 352 45.9 40.0-51.9 506 54.1 48.1-60.0
Some Post-H.S. 934 424 45.3 40.1-50.7 510 54.7 49.3-59.9
College Graduate 1,064 482 48.0 43.7-52.3 582 52.0 47.7-56.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 112 30.6 23.0-39.4 267 69.4 60.6-77.0
$15,000- 24,999 531 185 33.7 27.8-40.1 346 66.3 59.9-72.2
$25,000- 34,999 324 143 46.3 37.6-55.2 181 53.7 44.8-62.4
$35,000- 49,999 415 186 41.2 34.5-48.2 229 58.8 51.8-65.5
$50,000-74,999 455 228 52.5 46.1-58.8 227 47.5 41.2-53.9
$75,000+ 673 355 53.7 48.1-59.3 318 46.3 40.7-51.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,378 557 40.5 36.5-44.6 821 59.5 55.4-63.5
No 1,778 797 47.2 43.4-51.1 981 52.8 48.9-56.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 340 151 46.6 38.9-54.4 189 53.4 45.6-61.1
Non-Veteran 2,828 1,207 44.3 41.3-47.4 1,621 55.7 52.6-58.7

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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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