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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prescription Medication Adherence

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 76 51 67.6 50.4-81.0 9 10.8 4.8-22.4 6 11.1 3.0-33.8 2 3.3 0.7-14.7 8 7.3 2.8-17.7
Buncombe 62 42 66.9 50.9-79.7 8 11.3 4.6-25.5 4 10.0 3.4-26.0 3 5.9 1.7-18.3 5 5.9 2.3-14.2
Cabarrus 94 55 56.5 44.1-68.2 13 16.2 8.4-29.0 7 6.6 2.7-15.1 7 8.8 3.8-19.1 12 11.9 6.2-21.5
Catawba 70 44 70.4 55.3-82.1 9 12.9 6.1-25.2 5 7.6 2.2-23.0 6 4.7 2.0-10.7 6 4.4 1.8-10.5
Cumberland 75 49 61.6 46.8-74.6 5 9.5 3.5-23.5 9 14.3 6.5-28.5 7 10.2 4.5-21.3 5 4.4 1.6-11.3
Davidson 84 49 64.6 51.7-75.7 15 14.8 8.3-25.2 9 8.7 4.0-18.0 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 10 11.0 5.4-21.2
Durham 135 71 51.8 40.7-62.7 32 25.5 17.2-35.9 8 3.2 1.5- 6.9 4 2.2 0.7- 7.0 20 17.3 9.5-29.4
Forsyth 53 34 65.4 48.7-79.0 7 15.6 6.9-31.5 3 3.0 0.9- 9.4 2 3.1 0.7-12.8 7 12.9 5.7-26.7
Gaston 86 47 53.4 38.7-67.6 17 21.7 10.4-39.8 5 8.5 3.1-20.8 10 9.3 4.6-18.0 7 7.2 2.8-17.0
Guilford 163 100 63.6 53.8-72.3 29 16.1 10.5-24.0 6 3.5 1.4- 8.6 11 7.1 3.5-13.9 17 9.7 5.6-16.2
Iredell 84 50 57.1 44.1-69.2 11 14.8 7.7-26.6 7 7.4 3.4-15.5 8 11.6 4.9-25.3 8 9.1 4.1-19.1
Johnston 77 47 71.2 58.5-81.2 17 17.4 10.1-28.4 7 7.6 3.4-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 3.8 1.5- 9.3
Mecklenburg 161 87 61.2 50.6-70.8 34 16.5 10.8-24.3 12 6.5 3.4-11.9 10 5.5 2.8-10.8 18 10.3 5.7-18.1
New Hanover 99 53 50.3 38.3-62.3 23 22.6 13.8-34.8 9 12.1 5.5-24.4 5 7.2 2.4-19.7 9 7.8 3.8-15.4
Onslow 69 42 65.2 50.5-77.4 10 13.1 6.2-25.5 6 8.1 3.2-19.0 4 4.5 1.5-12.8 7 9.1 3.7-20.7
Orange 75 42 53.1 37.4-68.2 12 16.7 9.0-29.1 11 9.2 4.6-17.5 6 12.4 3.5-35.5 4 8.6 2.7-24.4
Pitt 65 33 46.7 33.2-60.7 11 22.1 11.8-37.5 7 10.5 4.3-23.6 6 11.1 4.6-24.5 8 9.6 4.6-18.9
Randolph 126 78 64.4 52.6-74.7 13 8.1 4.2-15.1 15 14.5 8.3-24.1 8 6.4 3.0-13.4 12 6.6 3.1-13.7
Robeson 95 64 69.1 55.1-80.3 8 9.5 3.7-22.3 11 8.9 3.7-19.5 5 7.2 2.5-19.2 7 5.3 1.9-13.8
Rowan 94 63 62.4 48.6-74.4 15 21.6 11.7-36.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 5 5.5 2.2-13.1 10 9.5 4.6-18.7
Union 91 47 46.7 29.8-64.5 28 27.3 16.5-41.8 6 17.8 3.9-53.6 3 2.6 0.8- 8.2 7 5.5 2.1-13.5
Wake 188 117 58.0 47.9-67.4 28 18.4 11.6-28.1 19 9.8 5.3-17.3 10 4.3 2.2- 8.3 14 9.5 4.6-18.6
Wayne 86 42 54.5 36.5-71.5 12 18.9 8.0-38.3 11 7.6 3.5-15.7 8 5.8 2.4-13.4 13 13.1 5.6-27.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 765 446 57.3 51.2-63.2 124 19.3 14.8-24.7 79 10.8 7.4-15.4 44 5.0 3.3- 7.4 72 7.6 5.4-10.8
Piedmont 1,793 1,068 61.0 57.3-64.6 305 17.2 14.6-20.2 136 7.6 5.8-10.0 107 5.7 4.4- 7.3 177 8.4 6.8-10.4
Western NC 490 281 58.0 52.1-63.8 78 15.9 12.1-20.7 42 8.9 5.8-13.3 23 4.7 2.9- 7.6 66 12.5 9.2-16.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 312 172 56.4 48.6-63.9 53 15.8 11.0-22.2 33 11.6 7.1-18.5 15 5.0 2.7- 9.1 39 11.2 7.6-16.2
Northwest 597 370 62.1 56.8-67.2 90 16.9 13.2-21.4 35 5.1 3.4- 7.7 30 4.2 2.7- 6.4 72 11.6 8.7-15.4
Charlotte 485 265 59.2 52.1-65.9 99 17.4 13.3-22.5 36 8.3 4.8-14.0 36 7.1 4.7-10.7 49 7.9 5.4-11.5
Greensboro 490 303 63.0 56.8-68.9 69 12.6 9.5-16.7 43 8.6 5.8-12.5 29 7.9 4.5-13.7 46 7.8 5.4-11.2
Southern Regional 271 175 56.2 45.5-66.4 32 19.8 11.4-32.1 28 10.4 5.5-18.6 17 5.4 3.0- 9.4 19 8.2 4.3-14.9
Coastal 137 76 53.6 40.4-66.3 27 17.2 9.9-28.2 13 16.2 6.9-33.7 7 6.0 2.2-15.5 14 7.0 3.6-13.0
Wake 451 269 61.6 54.3-68.4 84 18.0 13.1-24.4 38 8.8 5.5-13.9 17 3.4 1.9- 5.8 43 8.2 5.1-12.9
Area L 23 16 71.8 48.8-87.2 3 14.4 4.3-39.1 1 3.4 0.5-20.7 2 8.3 1.9-29.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.7
Eastern 282 149 55.1 44.0-65.7 50 24.1 16.0-34.6 30 8.2 4.6-14.2 21 4.7 2.5- 9.0 32 7.9 4.4-14.0

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*Asked only of those who have ever NOT filled or refilled a doctor-prescribed 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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