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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 could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,186 1,185 36.0 33.4-38.8 2,001 64.0 61.2-66.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 78 35 48.8 33.2-64.5 43 51.2 35.5-66.8
Buncombe 70 25 41.0 27.0-56.7 45 59.0 43.3-73.0
Cabarrus 97 42 41.4 30.3-53.4 55 58.6 46.6-69.7
Catawba 72 26 44.4 28.6-61.5 46 55.6 38.5-71.4
Cumberland 75 23 22.0 13.6-33.7 52 78.0 66.3-86.4
Davidson 87 31 42.7 30.0-56.5 56 57.3 43.5-70.0
Durham 137 31 22.2 14.3-32.7 106 77.8 67.3-85.7
Forsyth 53 15 30.2 17.1-47.7 38 69.8 52.3-82.9
Gaston 90 34 32.7 21.6-46.3 56 67.3 53.7-78.4
Guilford 173 50 25.3 18.5-33.5 123 74.7 66.5-81.5
Iredell 86 40 47.8 35.4-60.5 46 52.2 39.5-64.6
Johnston 81 34 46.4 32.3-61.2 47 53.6 38.8-67.7
Mecklenburg 168 52 28.6 20.3-38.8 116 71.4 61.2-79.7
New Hanover 105 34 33.9 23.5-46.0 71 66.1 54.0-76.5
Onslow 73 19 23.3 12.4-39.6 54 76.7 60.4-87.6
Orange 78 28 36.8 23.0-53.0 50 63.2 47.0-77.0
Pitt 68 25 30.1 19.2-43.8 43 69.9 56.2-80.8
Randolph 130 59 41.7 30.3-54.1 71 58.3 45.9-69.7
Robeson 97 52 47.4 34.1-61.1 45 52.6 38.9-65.9
Rowan 98 43 40.7 28.9-53.7 55 59.3 46.3-71.1
Union 95 37 31.7 19.2-47.6 58 68.3 52.4-80.8
Wake 193 56 28.3 20.7-37.4 137 71.7 62.6-79.3
Wayne 91 28 33.3 18.4-52.4 63 66.7 47.6-81.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 803 299 34.5 29.1-40.3 504 65.5 59.7-70.9
Piedmont 1,858 670 35.2 31.7-38.7 1,188 64.8 61.3-68.3
Western NC 525 216 42.7 37.1-48.5 309 57.3 51.5-62.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 336 131 41.1 34.0-48.7 205 58.9 51.3-66.0
Northwest 624 260 43.1 37.9-48.5 364 56.9 51.5-62.1
Charlotte 503 188 33.6 27.3-40.6 315 66.4 59.4-72.7
Greensboro 514 189 34.1 28.7-40.0 325 65.9 60.0-71.3
Southern Regional 276 115 32.6 23.8-42.8 161 67.4 57.2-76.2
Coastal 144 49 32.1 22.4-43.5 95 67.9 56.5-77.6
Wake 462 142 34.0 27.4-41.4 320 66.0 58.6-72.6
Area L 24 12 49.0 28.0-70.4 12 51.0 29.6-72.0
Eastern 303 99 32.9 23.5-43.8 204 67.1 56.2-76.5

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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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