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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 78 22 19.4 11.2-31.3 56 80.6 68.7-88.8
Buncombe 68 26 34.5 22.4-49.0 42 65.5 51.0-77.6
Cabarrus 98 31 35.1 24.3-47.7 67 64.9 52.3-75.7
Catawba 72 20 29.0 16.0-46.6 52 71.0 53.4-84.0
Cumberland 73 26 39.9 26.4-55.1 47 60.1 44.9-73.6
Davidson 87 32 26.0 17.0-37.6 55 74.0 62.4-83.0
Durham 138 50 29.9 21.6-39.8 88 70.1 60.2-78.4
Forsyth 52 18 35.0 20.3-53.2 34 65.0 46.8-79.7
Gaston 89 21 27.6 17.3-41.0 68 72.4 59.0-82.7
Guilford 174 64 39.9 30.7-50.0 110 60.1 50.0-69.3
Iredell 86 29 28.3 19.1-39.7 57 71.7 60.3-80.9
Johnston 81 26 25.8 16.2-38.6 55 74.2 61.4-83.8
Mecklenburg 166 50 26.5 18.6-36.3 116 73.5 63.7-81.4
New Hanover 104 31 32.3 22.1-44.4 73 67.7 55.6-77.9
Onslow 73 20 27.1 15.9-42.2 53 72.9 57.8-84.1
Orange 78 29 38.9 24.9-54.9 49 61.1 45.1-75.1
Pitt 68 19 32.7 19.4-49.5 49 67.3 50.5-80.6
Randolph 130 39 26.2 17.8-36.9 91 73.8 63.1-82.2
Robeson 97 27 36.5 23.6-51.6 70 63.5 48.4-76.4
Rowan 97 31 32.0 21.4-45.0 66 68.0 55.0-78.6
Union 93 30 26.0 15.7-40.0 63 74.0 60.0-84.3
Wake 191 79 39.4 30.4-49.1 112 60.6 50.9-69.6
Wayne 89 27 29.5 16.5-47.0 62 70.5 53.0-83.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 797 233 28.3 23.6-33.6 564 71.7 66.4-76.4
Piedmont 1,848 613 32.1 28.7-35.7 1,235 67.9 64.3-71.3
Western NC 521 169 29.1 24.4-34.3 352 70.9 65.7-75.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 334 106 27.8 21.8-34.6 228 72.2 65.4-78.2
Northwest 619 204 30.3 25.7-35.4 415 69.7 64.6-74.3
Charlotte 498 147 31.6 24.7-39.3 351 68.4 60.7-75.3
Greensboro 514 173 33.6 28.2-39.4 341 66.4 60.6-71.8
Southern Regional 274 77 26.6 19.6-35.1 197 73.4 64.9-80.4
Coastal 143 40 29.2 18.0-43.8 103 70.8 56.2-82.0
Wake 460 173 33.3 27.2-40.0 287 66.7 60.0-72.8
Area L 24 8 32.0 15.4-55.0 16 68.0 45.0-84.6
Eastern 300 87 28.4 20.3-38.0 213 71.6 62.0-79.7

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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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