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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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
-New Hanover County 105 37 37.9 27.3-49.9 68 62.1 50.1-72.7
GENDER
Male 37 16 46.4 29.2-64.6 21 53.6 35.4-70.8
Female 68 21 30.0 18.6-44.6 47 70.0 55.4-81.4
RACE
White 92 34 40.6 29.0-53.4 58 59.4 46.6-71.0
Other 13 3 18.4 4.1-54.5 10 81.6 45.5-95.9
AGE
18-44 30 8 30.3 14.9-51.9 22 69.7 48.1-85.1
45+ 73 29 44.8 31.8-58.6 44 55.2 41.4-68.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 27 9 30.1 14.0-53.3 18 69.9 46.7-86.0
Some College + 78 28 40.8 28.2-54.8 50 59.2 45.2-71.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 15 31.6 18.5-48.4 38 68.4 51.6-81.5
$50,000+ 39 16 46.6 28.8-65.2 23 53.4 34.8-71.2

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*Asked only of those who have ever NOT filled or refilled a doctor-prescribed medication.
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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