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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 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%)
North Carolina 3,168 1,358 44.5 41.7-47.4 1,810 55.5 52.6-58.3
-New Hanover County 103 41 35.8 25.9-47.1 62 64.2 52.9-74.1
GENDER
Male 36 18 40.8 25.2-58.5 18 59.2 41.5-74.8
Female 67 23 31.2 19.6-45.7 44 68.8 54.3-80.4
RACE
White 90 36 34.6 24.4-46.5 54 65.4 53.5-75.6
Other 13 5 44.1 17.4-74.8 8 55.9 25.2-82.6
AGE
18-44 29 10 32.7 17.3-53.1 19 67.3 46.9-82.7
45+ 72 30 38.0 26.3-51.3 42 62.0 48.7-73.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 27 9 29.1 13.4-52.1 18 70.9 47.9-86.6
Some College + 76 32 38.4 26.5-51.8 44 61.6 48.2-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 17 27.8 16.1-43.6 36 72.2 56.4-83.9
$50,000+ 38 19 46.6 28.9-65.2 19 53.4 34.8-71.1

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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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