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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,643 908 34.4 31.5-37.4 1,735 65.6 62.6-68.5
No 514 105 16.5 12.8-21.1 409 83.5 78.9-87.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 42 17 32.8 16.8-54.1 25 67.2 45.9-83.2
Recommended Range 907 297 28.8 24.1-34.1 610 71.2 65.9-75.9
Overweight 1,088 364 33.5 29.2-38.0 724 66.5 62.0-70.8
Obese 994 288 28.7 24.7-33.2 706 71.3 66.8-75.3
Current Smoker
No 2,450 825 32.9 30.1-35.8 1,625 67.1 64.2-69.9
Yes 707 189 24.5 19.4-30.5 518 75.5 69.5-80.6
History of CVD**
Yes 385 109 29.1 23.0-36.0 276 70.9 64.0-77.0
No 2,750 898 30.9 28.2-33.7 1,852 69.1 66.3-71.8
Binge Drinker
No 2,820 900 31.6 28.9-34.4 1,920 68.4 65.6-71.1
Yes 309 101 25.1 19.0-32.3 208 74.9 67.7-81.0
Heavy Drinker
No 2,997 948 30.4 27.8-33.1 2,049 69.6 66.9-72.2
Yes 122 46 36.2 25.6-48.4 76 63.8 51.6-74.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 515 144 30.8 24.3-38.2 371 69.2 61.8-75.7
No 2,590 855 30.7 28.0-33.6 1,735 69.3 66.4-72.0
Current Asthma
Yes 358 101 30.2 22.6-39.1 257 69.8 60.9-77.4
No 2,785 908 30.7 28.0-33.4 1,877 69.3 66.6-72.0
Diabetes
Yes 388 96 24.2 18.5-30.9 292 75.8 69.1-81.5
No 2,753 909 31.3 28.6-34.1 1,844 68.7 65.9-71.4
Disability
Yes 1,384 399 27.4 23.8-31.4 985 72.6 68.6-76.2
No 1,769 614 32.8 29.5-36.4 1,155 67.2 63.6-70.5

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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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