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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Did your doctor or health professional talk to you about the importance of taking all of your medicine(s)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,248 10,247 90.6 89.6-91.5 1,001 9.4 8.5-10.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,871 9,030 92.0 91.2-92.8 841 8.0 7.2- 8.8
No 1,351 1,194 84.2 80.1-87.6 157 15.8 12.4-19.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 164 89.2 82.3-93.6 21 10.8 6.4-17.7
Recommended Range 3,472 3,132 90.3 88.5-91.8 340 9.7 8.2-11.5
Overweight 3,984 3,660 91.1 89.2-92.7 324 8.9 7.3-10.8
Obese 3,092 2,843 91.5 89.6-93.0 249 8.5 7.0-10.4
Current Smoker
No 9,314 8,466 90.6 89.6-91.5 848 9.4 8.5-10.4
Yes 1,890 1,744 90.6 87.4-93.1 146 9.4 6.9-12.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,499 1,403 94.1 92.3-95.6 96 5.9 4.4- 7.7
No 9,634 8,737 90.2 89.1-91.2 897 9.8 8.8-10.9
Binge Drinker
No 10,241 9,350 91.2 90.2-92.1 891 8.8 7.9- 9.8
Yes 880 790 88.0 83.9-91.1 90 12.0 8.9-16.1
Heavy Drinker
No 10,684 9,755 91.0 90.1-91.9 929 9.0 8.1- 9.9
Yes 374 326 82.4 70.1-90.3 48 17.6 9.7-29.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,310 1,197 90.7 86.7-93.5 113 9.3 6.5-13.3
No 9,691 8,831 90.6 89.5-91.5 860 9.4 8.5-10.5
Current Asthma
Yes 964 899 94.8 92.8-96.2 65 5.2 3.8- 7.2
No 10,227 9,294 90.2 89.1-91.2 933 9.8 8.8-10.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,602 1,491 93.5 91.7-95.0 111 6.5 5.0- 8.3
No 9,535 8,656 90.3 89.2-91.3 879 9.7 8.7-10.8
Disability
Yes 4,331 3,971 90.3 88.3-92.0 360 9.7 8.0-11.7
No 6,860 6,226 90.7 89.5-91.8 634 9.3 8.2-10.5

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**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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