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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 have refills available but not needed at this time.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,168 1,358 44.5 41.7-47.4 1,810 55.5 52.6-58.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,645 1,194 47.1 44.0-50.3 1,451 52.9 49.7-56.0
No 514 161 34.5 28.2-41.5 353 65.5 58.5-71.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 43 17 48.4 28.1-69.3 26 51.6 30.7-71.9
Recommended Range 901 387 47.0 41.4-52.7 514 53.0 47.3-58.6
Overweight 1,092 485 47.3 42.6-52.1 607 52.7 47.9-57.4
Obese 998 413 39.4 34.8-44.3 585 60.6 55.7-65.2
Current Smoker
No 2,455 1,072 45.2 42.1-48.3 1,383 54.8 51.7-57.9
Yes 704 283 42.6 36.3-49.2 421 57.4 50.8-63.7
History of CVD**
Yes 385 143 37.5 30.7-44.8 242 62.5 55.2-69.3
No 2,750 1,204 45.4 42.3-48.5 1,546 54.6 51.5-57.7
Binge Drinker
No 2,824 1,192 43.6 40.7-46.6 1,632 56.4 53.4-59.3
Yes 307 152 51.4 42.0-60.7 155 48.6 39.3-58.0
Heavy Drinker
No 3,000 1,280 44.0 41.1-47.0 1,720 56.0 53.0-58.9
Yes 122 61 61.9 49.8-72.6 61 38.1 27.4-50.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 516 196 38.0 31.6-44.9 320 62.0 55.1-68.4
No 2,594 1,151 46.1 43.0-49.3 1,443 53.9 50.7-57.0
Current Asthma
Yes 358 158 46.3 38.2-54.7 200 53.7 45.3-61.8
No 2,786 1,191 44.3 41.3-47.4 1,595 55.7 52.6-58.7
Diabetes
Yes 390 151 37.8 31.1-45.0 239 62.2 55.0-68.9
No 2,753 1,197 45.2 42.2-48.3 1,556 54.8 51.7-57.8
Disability
Yes 1,378 557 40.5 36.5-44.6 821 59.5 55.4-63.5
No 1,778 797 47.2 43.4-51.1 981 52.8 48.9-56.6

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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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