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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,538 1,500 59.8 56.7-62.9 429 18.2 15.8-20.8 213 8.4 6.8-10.4 141 5.2 4.1- 6.5 255 8.4 7.0-10.1
No 501 290 59.0 52.2-65.4 76 15.3 11.1-20.7 44 9.6 6.0-14.9 32 6.0 3.9- 9.1 59 10.2 7.3-14.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 36 26 64.1 35.8-85.1 4 4.1 1.2-12.8 3 17.9 3.3-58.7 2 9.0 1.4-41.1 1 4.8 0.7-27.6
Recommended Range 868 495 62.9 57.6-67.8 143 15.7 12.2-19.9 70 7.6 5.5-10.5 63 5.8 4.2- 8.1 97 8.0 6.0-10.7
Overweight 1,056 608 55.2 50.3-59.9 176 18.4 14.9-22.6 98 10.5 7.5-14.6 52 5.4 3.7- 7.8 122 10.5 8.3-13.2
Obese 960 586 61.3 56.2-66.1 163 18.8 15.0-23.3 77 7.1 5.0-10.0 52 5.1 3.7- 7.1 82 7.7 5.4-10.7
Current Smoker
No 2,354 1,375 58.6 55.5-61.7 401 18.5 16.2-21.1 193 8.4 6.7-10.4 136 5.8 4.6- 7.2 249 8.7 7.3-10.3
Yes 686 415 62.6 56.2-68.6 105 15.0 10.8-20.5 63 9.1 5.9-13.8 37 4.3 2.9- 6.3 66 9.0 6.3-12.8
History of CVD**
Yes 372 255 68.4 61.3-74.7 46 12.1 8.1-17.8 29 8.2 5.2-12.6 12 3.4 1.6- 7.2 30 7.9 4.8-12.7
No 2,646 1,518 58.6 55.5-61.6 455 18.1 15.8-20.6 227 8.8 7.1-10.8 162 5.6 4.6- 6.9 284 8.9 7.6-10.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,722 1,609 59.9 57.0-62.8 460 17.9 15.7-20.4 221 8.1 6.5-10.1 156 5.4 4.4- 6.6 276 8.6 7.3-10.2
Yes 291 162 57.1 47.5-66.1 45 16.5 10.5-24.8 33 12.4 7.5-19.8 16 4.1 2.3- 7.3 35 10.0 6.3-15.5
Heavy Drinker
No 2,890 1,696 59.4 56.4-62.2 481 17.7 15.5-20.1 240 8.4 6.9-10.3 165 5.4 4.4- 6.6 308 9.1 7.7-10.6
Yes 115 67 58.8 45.6-70.9 22 16.2 8.9-27.9 13 15.8 7.2-31.0 7 5.5 2.5-11.6 6 3.7 1.3-10.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 490 335 68.0 61.6-73.9 63 13.1 9.4-18.1 37 8.1 5.1-12.6 16 3.4 2.0- 6.0 39 7.3 4.7-11.1
No 2,503 1,425 58.0 54.8-61.1 439 18.5 16.1-21.1 217 8.8 7.0-10.9 157 5.8 4.7- 7.2 265 9.0 7.5-10.6
Current Asthma
Yes 345 237 69.7 62.2-76.3 47 13.3 9.1-18.9 23 7.5 4.2-13.0 14 4.4 2.2- 8.6 24 5.1 3.0- 8.6
No 2,681 1,542 58.4 55.4-61.4 458 18.1 15.8-20.6 232 8.8 7.1-10.8 159 5.5 4.4- 6.7 290 9.2 7.8-10.9
Diabetes
Yes 373 265 73.0 66.1-78.9 56 16.6 11.6-23.1 20 5.1 2.8- 8.9 13 2.5 1.3- 4.7 19 2.9 1.6- 5.1
No 2,652 1,516 58.4 55.3-61.4 449 17.7 15.5-20.2 237 9.0 7.3-11.1 157 5.6 4.5- 6.9 293 9.3 7.9-10.9
Disability
Yes 1,322 874 66.5 62.3-70.4 183 13.9 11.1-17.3 98 7.1 5.3- 9.6 63 4.6 3.4- 6.2 104 7.9 5.8-10.6
No 1,713 912 55.4 51.6-59.2 320 19.7 16.8-22.9 159 9.6 7.5-12.3 111 5.9 4.5- 7.6 211 9.4 7.8-11.2

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*Asked only of those who have ever NOT filled or refilled a doctor-prescribed 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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