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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prescription Medication Adherence--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has there ever been a time when you have NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,016 2,682 29.2 27.7-30.7 7,213 69.1 67.5-70.6 121 1.8 1.3- 2.4
No 1,382 516 33.3 29.5-37.3 833 64.3 60.2-68.1 33 2.5 1.4- 4.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 190 43 18.5 12.2-27.0 143 78.2 69.1-85.1 4 3.4 1.1-10.0
Recommended Range 3,543 917 27.6 25.1-30.3 2,576 70.4 67.7-73.0 50 1.9 1.2- 3.1
Overweight 4,049 1,100 29.9 27.6-32.3 2,892 68.1 65.7-70.5 57 2.0 1.3- 3.0
Obese 3,117 1,007 34.0 31.4-36.8 2,072 64.7 61.9-67.4 38 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Current Smoker
No 9,464 2,484 27.6 26.2-29.1 6,855 70.6 69.1-72.1 125 1.7 1.3- 2.3
Yes 1,914 714 39.1 35.3-43.1 1,174 58.3 54.3-62.2 26 2.6 1.4- 4.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,512 389 30.7 27.3-34.4 1,115 68.9 65.3-72.4 8 0.3 0.1- 1.0
No 9,796 2,785 29.8 28.3-31.3 6,866 68.2 66.6-69.7 145 2.0 1.5- 2.7
Binge Drinker
No 10,402 2,860 29.3 27.8-30.8 7,412 69.0 67.4-70.4 130 1.8 1.3- 2.4
Yes 896 309 35.1 30.2-40.3 565 61.9 56.7-66.8 22 3.0 1.7- 5.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,850 3,037 30.0 28.6-31.5 7,672 68.2 66.7-69.7 141 1.8 1.3- 2.4
Yes 382 122 31.4 24.6-39.1 253 66.6 58.7-73.6 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,322 520 40.8 36.5-45.3 785 57.0 52.5-61.4 17 2.2 1.0- 4.5
No 9,850 2,624 28.5 27.0-30.0 7,094 69.7 68.1-71.2 132 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Current Asthma
Yes 966 361 41.0 35.9-46.3 599 58.5 53.2-63.6 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
No 10,402 2,822 28.9 27.4-30.4 7,433 69.1 67.6-70.6 147 2.0 1.5- 2.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,607 396 27.0 23.9-30.4 1,206 72.7 69.3-75.8 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
No 9,706 2,786 30.3 28.8-31.8 6,772 67.6 66.0-69.2 148 2.1 1.6- 2.7
Disability
Yes 4,370 1,399 35.7 33.4-38.2 2,943 63.4 61.0-65.8 28 0.9 0.5- 1.5
No 6,997 1,794 27.2 25.5-29.0 5,078 70.5 68.6-72.2 125 2.4 1.7- 3.2

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription medication

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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.

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