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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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 78 32 32.6 20.7-47.2 46 67.4 52.8-79.3
Buncombe 70 30 40.1 26.9-54.9 40 59.9 45.1-73.1
Cabarrus 98 41 37.7 26.9-49.7 57 62.3 50.3-73.1
Catawba 72 23 33.2 19.0-51.4 49 66.8 48.6-81.0
Cumberland 74 36 43.8 30.2-58.3 38 56.2 41.7-69.8
Davidson 88 38 40.0 27.9-53.5 50 60.0 46.5-72.1
Durham 138 57 32.9 24.1-43.1 81 67.1 56.9-75.9
Forsyth 53 16 34.1 19.2-53.1 37 65.9 46.9-80.8
Gaston 90 33 29.1 19.1-41.8 57 70.9 58.2-80.9
Guilford 174 65 31.0 23.3-39.8 109 69.0 60.2-76.7
Iredell 86 34 35.4 24.7-47.7 52 64.6 52.3-75.3
Johnston 81 26 18.3 11.5-27.9 55 81.7 72.1-88.5
Mecklenburg 168 72 43.2 32.5-54.6 96 56.8 45.4-67.5
New Hanover 105 37 37.9 27.3-49.9 68 62.1 50.1-72.7
Onslow 73 27 31.0 19.4-45.6 46 69.0 54.4-80.6
Orange 78 31 48.0 32.9-63.6 47 52.0 36.4-67.1
Pitt 68 24 25.3 15.8-37.9 44 74.7 62.1-84.2
Randolph 130 49 38.8 26.7-52.4 81 61.2 47.6-73.3
Robeson 98 35 33.0 21.3-47.3 63 67.0 52.7-78.7
Rowan 98 33 29.7 19.8-42.0 65 70.3 58.0-80.2
Union 94 32 25.6 15.6-39.0 62 74.4 61.0-84.4
Wake 194 81 36.6 27.8-46.4 113 63.4 53.6-72.2
Wayne 91 38 26.5 16.6-39.6 53 73.5 60.4-83.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 801 297 33.4 28.2-39.0 504 66.6 61.0-71.8
Piedmont 1,861 724 36.4 32.9-40.1 1,137 63.6 59.9-67.1
Western NC 525 204 36.3 31.0-41.9 321 63.7 58.1-69.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 337 142 41.6 34.5-49.1 195 58.4 50.9-65.5
Northwest 624 222 32.9 28.0-38.1 402 67.1 61.9-72.0
Charlotte 502 195 36.4 29.7-43.7 307 63.6 56.3-70.3
Greensboro 515 203 37.1 31.5-43.2 312 62.9 56.8-68.5
Southern Regional 274 105 38.3 28.8-48.8 169 61.7 51.2-71.2
Coastal 144 52 36.8 25.7-49.4 92 63.2 50.6-74.3
Wake 464 183 34.3 27.5-41.9 281 65.7 58.1-72.5
Area L 24 7 30.6 14.3-53.9 17 69.4 46.1-85.7
Eastern 303 116 32.1 23.7-41.8 187 67.9 58.2-76.3

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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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