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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,614 703 25.1 22.7-27.6 1,911 74.9 72.4-77.3
No 511 103 20.7 15.4-27.2 408 79.3 72.8-84.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 42 13 24.0 10.9-44.7 29 76.0 55.3-89.1
Recommended Range 900 210 22.8 18.7-27.5 690 77.2 72.5-81.3
Overweight 1,076 296 24.6 21.1-28.4 780 75.4 71.6-78.9
Obese 989 245 23.7 19.8-28.1 744 76.3 71.9-80.2
Current Smoker
No 2,422 615 23.0 20.7-25.5 1,807 77.0 74.5-79.3
Yes 703 192 27.6 22.3-33.5 511 72.4 66.5-77.7
History of CVD**
Yes 383 103 25.7 20.3-32.0 280 74.3 68.0-79.7
No 2,719 694 24.0 21.6-26.6 2,025 76.0 73.4-78.4
Binge Drinker
No 2,796 719 24.2 21.9-26.7 2,077 75.8 73.3-78.1
Yes 301 76 22.2 15.5-30.7 225 77.8 69.3-84.5
Heavy Drinker
No 2,969 761 24.0 21.7-26.5 2,208 76.0 73.5-78.3
Yes 121 32 24.7 16.2-35.9 89 75.3 64.1-83.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 510 143 26.1 21.0-32.0 367 73.9 68.0-79.0
No 2,563 648 23.8 21.3-26.4 1,915 76.2 73.6-78.7
Current Asthma
Yes 355 90 21.9 16.2-29.0 265 78.1 71.0-83.8
No 2,756 709 24.3 21.9-26.9 2,047 75.7 73.1-78.1
Diabetes
Yes 389 99 21.7 17.0-27.2 290 78.3 72.8-83.0
No 2,721 703 24.4 22.0-26.9 2,018 75.6 73.1-78.0
Disability
Yes 1,370 395 29.7 25.9-33.8 975 70.3 66.2-74.1
No 1,752 411 20.8 18.2-23.6 1,341 79.2 76.4-81.8

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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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