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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
-New Hanover County 102 29 27.9 18.5-39.8 73 72.1 60.2-81.5
GENDER
Male 36 12 25.6 13.8-42.4 24 74.4 57.6-86.2
Female 66 17 30.1 17.2-47.3 49 69.9 52.7-82.8
RACE
White 89 24 25.8 16.3-38.3 65 74.2 61.7-83.7
Other 13 5 43.2 16.7-74.2 8 56.8 25.8-83.3
AGE
18-44 29 7 26.6 11.9-49.3 22 73.4 50.7-88.1
45+ 71 21 28.7 18.1-42.2 50 71.3 57.8-81.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 27 8 30.6 14.2-53.9 19 69.4 46.1-85.8
Some College + 75 21 27.0 16.3-41.1 54 73.0 58.9-83.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 51 16 29.3 16.9-45.8 35 70.7 54.2-83.1
$50,000+ 39 11 30.8 15.6-51.6 28 69.2 48.4-84.4

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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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