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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 76 15 21.0 9.8-39.4 61 79.0 60.6-90.2
Buncombe 69 16 28.3 16.4-44.2 53 71.7 55.8-83.6
Cabarrus 98 37 37.7 26.7-50.1 61 62.3 49.9-73.3
Catawba 71 15 28.9 15.0-48.3 56 71.1 51.7-85.0
Cumberland 73 21 32.1 19.6-47.8 52 67.9 52.2-80.4
Davidson 86 21 21.9 13.1-34.4 65 78.1 65.6-86.9
Durham 137 26 15.7 9.6-24.7 111 84.3 75.3-90.4
Forsyth 52 12 33.0 17.4-53.4 40 67.0 46.6-82.6
Gaston 86 20 20.5 12.2-32.3 66 79.5 67.7-87.8
Guilford 170 36 20.4 14.1-28.7 134 79.6 71.3-85.9
Iredell 85 24 20.5 13.0-30.8 61 79.5 69.2-87.0
Johnston 80 28 34.9 21.8-50.6 52 65.1 49.4-78.2
Mecklenburg 161 42 16.9 11.7-23.8 119 83.1 76.2-88.3
New Hanover 102 29 27.9 18.5-39.8 73 72.1 60.2-81.5
Onslow 73 16 23.2 12.4-39.2 57 76.8 60.8-87.6
Orange 78 29 41.3 26.9-57.3 49 58.7 42.7-73.1
Pitt 67 18 25.3 13.7-42.2 49 74.7 57.8-86.3
Randolph 129 34 30.2 18.4-45.3 95 69.8 54.7-81.6
Robeson 97 19 21.5 12.0-35.3 78 78.5 64.7-88.0
Rowan 95 25 25.9 16.6-37.9 70 74.1 62.1-83.4
Union 94 23 21.1 12.2-33.8 71 78.9 66.2-87.8
Wake 190 44 19.1 13.5-26.4 146 80.9 73.6-86.5
Wayne 90 21 22.8 11.2-40.7 69 77.2 59.3-88.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 791 212 26.7 21.9-32.2 579 73.3 67.8-78.1
Piedmont 1,826 463 22.8 20.1-25.8 1,363 77.2 74.2-79.9
Western NC 517 133 25.0 20.3-30.4 384 75.0 69.6-79.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 331 82 23.9 17.9-31.1 249 76.1 68.9-82.1
Northwest 614 157 26.4 21.7-31.8 457 73.6 68.2-78.3
Charlotte 491 135 20.6 16.4-25.5 356 79.4 74.5-83.6
Greensboro 506 130 25.9 20.8-31.7 376 74.1 68.3-79.2
Southern Regional 271 67 23.6 16.1-33.2 204 76.4 66.8-83.9
Coastal 140 36 18.2 11.7-27.2 104 81.8 72.8-88.3
Wake 456 111 21.1 16.4-26.6 345 78.9 73.4-83.6
Area L 24 8 30.4 14.3-53.3 16 69.6 46.7-85.7
Eastern 301 82 34.1 24.4-45.3 219 65.9 54.7-75.6

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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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