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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence

Did your doctor or health professional talk to you about the importance of taking all of your medicine(s)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,248 10,247 90.6 89.6-91.5 1,001 9.4 8.5-10.4
GENDER
Male 4,110 3,717 89.3 87.4-90.9 393 10.7 9.1-12.6
Female 7,138 6,530 91.8 90.8-92.7 608 8.2 7.3- 9.2
RACE
White 8,823 8,015 91.0 89.9-92.0 808 9.0 8.0-10.1
African American 1,726 1,607 92.3 89.9-94.1 119 7.7 5.9-10.1
Asian 95 84 83.4 66.8-92.6 11 16.6 7.4-33.2
Native American 242 230 90.4 72.3-97.2 12 9.6 2.8-27.7
Other Minorities 300 253 82.5 74.6-88.3 47 17.5 11.7-25.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 361 300 81.5 74.4-87.0 61 18.5 13.0-25.6
-English Speaking 214 191 90.9 83.4-95.2 23 9.1 4.8-16.6
-Spanish Speaking 147 109 71.2 59.3-80.8 38 28.8 19.2-40.7
Non-Hispanic 10,859 9,920 91.2 90.2-92.1 939 8.8 7.9- 9.8
AGE
18-24 321 284 87.4 81.6-91.6 37 12.6 8.4-18.4
25-34 905 811 89.0 85.6-91.6 94 11.0 8.4-14.4
35-44 1,557 1,423 90.7 88.6-92.4 134 9.3 7.6-11.4
45-54 2,121 1,954 92.4 90.6-93.8 167 7.6 6.2- 9.4
55-64 2,540 2,328 91.8 90.3-93.0 212 8.2 7.0- 9.7
65-74 2,139 1,981 93.1 91.6-94.3 158 6.9 5.7- 8.4
75+ 1,564 1,373 89.2 87.0-91.1 191 10.8 8.9-13.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,391 1,267 91.3 88.7-93.3 124 8.7 6.7-11.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,208 2,946 88.9 86.3-91.1 262 11.1 8.9-13.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,836 2,599 92.7 91.0-94.0 237 7.3 6.0- 9.0
College Graduate 3,795 3,417 90.3 88.9-91.5 378 9.7 8.5-11.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,211 1,106 89.0 84.8-92.2 105 11.0 7.8-15.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,781 1,631 91.3 89.0-93.2 150 8.7 6.8-11.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,210 1,120 91.6 88.2-94.1 90 8.4 5.9-11.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,426 1,298 91.2 88.5-93.3 128 8.8 6.7-11.5
$50,000-74,999 1,498 1,370 92.5 90.5-94.1 128 7.5 5.9- 9.5
$75,000+ 2,384 2,172 90.8 88.8-92.4 212 9.2 7.6-11.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,331 3,971 90.3 88.3-92.0 360 9.7 8.0-11.7
No 6,860 6,226 90.7 89.5-91.8 634 9.3 8.2-10.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,580 1,453 92.7 90.7-94.3 127 7.3 5.7- 9.3
Non-Veteran 9,665 8,791 90.3 89.2-91.3 874 9.7 8.7-10.8

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^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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