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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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,663 1,104 40.4 37.3-43.5 1,559 59.6 56.5-62.7
No 515 120 17.4 13.6-22.0 395 82.6 78.0-86.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 43 24 44.2 25.4-64.8 19 55.8 35.2-74.6
Recommended Range 914 375 37.6 32.7-42.8 539 62.4 57.2-67.3
Overweight 1,095 418 36.8 32.3-41.6 677 63.2 58.4-67.7
Obese 1,000 349 30.5 26.0-35.4 651 69.5 64.6-74.0
Current Smoker
No 2,469 997 38.4 35.4-41.5 1,472 61.6 58.5-64.6
Yes 709 225 27.5 22.3-33.4 484 72.5 66.6-77.7
History of CVD**
Yes 388 148 39.9 33.0-47.2 240 60.1 52.8-67.0
No 2,767 1,067 35.4 32.5-38.3 1,700 64.6 61.7-67.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,841 1,110 36.5 33.7-39.5 1,731 63.5 60.5-66.3
Yes 308 101 30.3 22.5-39.4 207 69.7 60.6-77.5
Heavy Drinker
No 3,018 1,158 35.4 32.7-38.3 1,860 64.6 61.7-67.3
Yes 122 44 36.1 25.0-48.8 78 63.9 51.2-75.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 516 182 30.0 24.5-36.1 334 70.0 63.9-75.5
No 2,609 1,017 36.7 33.7-39.8 1,592 63.3 60.2-66.3
Current Asthma
Yes 358 131 38.2 30.3-46.9 227 61.8 53.1-69.7
No 2,805 1,082 35.1 32.3-38.0 1,723 64.9 62.0-67.7
Diabetes
Yes 392 143 35.9 29.1-43.3 249 64.1 56.7-70.9
No 2,770 1,066 35.5 32.6-38.4 1,704 64.5 61.6-67.4
Disability
Yes 1,391 541 34.9 31.2-38.8 850 65.1 61.2-68.8
No 1,783 680 36.1 32.5-39.9 1,103 63.9 60.1-67.5

Back to Prescription Medication Adherence.

*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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