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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Prescription Medication Adherence

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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
-New Hanover County 104 31 32.3 22.1-44.4 73 67.7 55.6-77.9
GENDER
Male 37 14 32.4 18.4-50.4 23 67.6 49.6-81.6
Female 67 17 32.2 18.9-49.1 50 67.8 50.9-81.1
RACE
White 91 28 31.6 21.0-44.5 63 68.4 55.5-79.0
Other 13 3 37.2 12.5-71.1 10 62.8 28.9-87.5
AGE
18-44 30 5 24.5 10.2-48.1 25 75.5 51.9-89.8
45+ 72 25 38.0 25.7-52.0 47 62.0 48.0-74.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 26 6 29.0 12.4-54.3 20 71.0 45.7-87.6
Some College + 78 25 33.4 21.7-47.6 53 66.6 52.4-78.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 10 21.8 10.7-39.3 43 78.2 60.7-89.3
$50,000+ 39 17 46.9 29.0-65.7 22 53.1 34.3-71.0

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Due to small numbers no further breakdowns are available.

^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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