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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prescription Medication Adherence

Has there ever been a time when you have NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 291 78 28.3 21.4-36.4 211 70.3 62.0-77.4 2 1.5 0.2- 8.7
Buncombe 252 71 29.4 22.5-37.3 177 69.5 61.6-76.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1
Cabarrus 288 98 32.0 25.3-39.4 188 66.7 59.1-73.5 2 1.3 0.2- 8.1
Catawba 283 72 32.8 25.0-41.7 208 65.8 56.9-73.7 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9
Cumberland 281 76 27.8 21.4-35.2 201 71.5 64.1-77.9 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Davidson 343 88 26.3 20.2-33.5 252 70.4 62.2-77.5 3 3.3 0.6-15.6
Durham 588 139 24.3 19.8-29.5 439 71.4 65.3-76.7 10 4.4 1.6-11.0
Forsyth 260 53 20.0 14.3-27.1 206 79.4 72.2-85.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
Gaston 254 90 33.1 25.3-41.9 164 66.9 58.1-74.7 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 660 174 26.6 22.3-31.5 473 71.1 66.1-75.6 13 2.3 1.1- 4.6
Iredell 315 89 29.4 23.3-36.3 224 70.4 63.5-76.5 2 0.2 0.1- 0.8
Johnston 259 82 34.4 26.3-43.5 173 64.6 55.4-72.7 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4
Mecklenburg 570 168 31.1 25.8-37.0 400 68.3 62.4-73.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.7
New Hanover 315 105 36.4 29.8-43.6 207 61.7 54.4-68.5 3 1.9 0.3- 9.5
Onslow 281 73 27.9 21.2-35.7 202 69.2 61.2-76.1 6 3.0 1.2- 7.1
Orange 288 78 30.8 23.5-39.2 206 67.4 59.0-74.9 4 1.8 0.5- 5.6
Pitt 320 68 20.2 15.1-26.5 248 78.4 71.9-83.8 4 1.3 0.3- 5.1
Randolph 379 130 36.0 29.1-43.5 244 62.3 54.8-69.3 5 1.7 0.6- 5.0
Robeson 292 99 37.3 29.8-45.5 191 62.4 54.2-70.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
Rowan 358 98 29.5 23.4-36.5 251 66.3 59.0-73.0 9 4.2 1.6-10.6
Union 329 95 33.8 25.3-43.5 225 64.4 54.8-73.0 9 1.8 0.8- 3.9
Wake 662 194 28.8 24.3-33.8 455 68.3 63.2-73.0 13 2.9 1.4- 5.7
Wayne 345 92 30.7 22.8-39.8 250 68.0 58.9-75.9 3 1.3 0.4- 4.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,952 809 28.3 25.6-31.3 2,105 69.4 66.3-72.3 38 2.3 1.2- 4.2
Piedmont 6,616 1,868 29.9 28.1-31.8 4,656 68.2 66.3-70.0 92 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Western NC 1,859 530 33.0 30.1-36.2 1,305 65.9 62.8-68.9 24 1.1 0.6- 2.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,268 339 29.9 26.3-33.7 911 69.2 65.3-72.7 18 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Northwest 2,267 630 30.2 27.4-33.1 1,610 68.2 65.2-71.0 27 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Charlotte 1,616 504 32.7 29.0-36.5 1,096 66.3 62.4-69.9 16 1.1 0.5- 2.2
Greensboro 1,808 515 29.3 26.3-32.5 1,264 68.5 65.2-71.6 29 2.2 1.4- 3.5
Southern Regional 994 280 28.7 24.0-33.9 701 69.2 63.7-74.2 13 2.1 0.6- 7.5
Coastal 469 144 32.6 26.2-39.8 321 64.3 56.8-71.3 4 3.0 0.7-12.8
Wake 1,681 467 30.8 27.3-34.6 1,185 66.6 62.8-70.3 29 2.6 1.5- 4.2
Area L 116 24 17.7 11.3-26.5 91 81.3 72.3-87.8 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0
Eastern 1,208 304 26.7 22.1-31.9 887 70.9 65.6-75.7 17 2.4 1.2- 5.0

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription medication

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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