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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 could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,186 1,185 36.0 33.4-38.8 2,001 64.0 61.2-66.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,661 831 27.7 25.1-30.4 1,830 72.3 69.6-74.9
No 516 352 68.6 62.1-74.4 164 31.4 25.6-37.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 43 14 30.7 15.4-51.9 29 69.3 48.1-84.6
Recommended Range 910 277 32.2 27.0-38.0 633 67.8 62.0-73.0
Overweight 1,097 378 30.0 26.2-34.1 719 70.0 65.9-73.8
Obese 1,001 463 45.2 40.4-50.2 538 54.8 49.8-59.6
Current Smoker
No 2,469 797 30.9 28.1-33.7 1,672 69.1 66.3-71.9
Yes 709 385 51.1 44.6-57.5 324 48.9 42.5-55.4
History of CVD**
Yes 388 182 45.5 38.5-52.7 206 54.5 47.3-61.5
No 2,765 983 34.7 31.9-37.7 1,782 65.3 62.3-68.1
Binge Drinker
No 2,840 1,078 36.9 34.1-39.8 1,762 63.1 60.2-65.9
Yes 308 93 29.9 22.2-39.0 215 70.1 61.0-77.8
Heavy Drinker
No 3,019 1,128 35.9 33.1-38.7 1,891 64.1 61.3-66.9
Yes 121 43 40.8 28.9-53.9 78 59.2 46.1-71.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 518 278 53.9 47.1-60.6 240 46.1 39.4-52.9
No 2,607 875 32.2 29.4-35.1 1,732 67.8 64.9-70.6
Current Asthma
Yes 358 211 54.6 46.2-62.8 147 45.4 37.2-53.8
No 2,804 959 33.7 30.9-36.6 1,845 66.3 63.4-69.1
Diabetes
Yes 393 217 57.5 50.3-64.5 176 42.5 35.5-49.7
No 2,768 960 33.9 31.1-36.8 1,808 66.1 63.2-68.9
Disability
Yes 1,390 699 51.4 47.2-55.5 691 48.6 44.5-52.8
No 1,783 480 26.4 23.2-29.8 1,303 73.6 70.2-76.8

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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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