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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

Has there ever been a time when you have ever NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
-Piedmont NC 6,616 1,868 29.9 28.1-31.8 4,656 68.2 66.3-70.0 92 1.9 1.4- 2.5
GENDER
Male 2,446 629 28.0 25.2-31.1 1,775 69.6 66.5-72.6 42 2.3 1.5- 3.5
Female 4,170 1,239 31.7 29.4-34.0 2,881 66.9 64.6-69.2 50 1.5 1.0- 2.1
RACE
White 5,268 1,480 31.4 29.4-33.5 3,718 67.0 64.9-69.0 70 1.7 1.2- 2.2
African American 1,009 308 28.4 24.1-33.1 688 69.9 65.0-74.3 13 1.8 0.7- 4.2
Other Minorities 307 71 22.1 15.4-30.6 227 74.1 65.4-81.2 9 3.8 1.6- 8.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 215 48 25.2 16.5-36.5 159 70.1 58.9-79.2 8 4.7 1.8-11.5
Non-Hispanic 6,382 1,816 30.3 28.5-32.1 4,482 68.1 66.2-69.9 84 1.7 1.2- 2.3
AGE
18-24 165 43 27.4 19.4-37.1 117 70.0 60.3-78.2 5 2.6 0.9- 6.9
25-34 506 189 32.6 27.7-38.0 306 64.9 59.4-70.0 11 2.5 1.2- 5.0
35-44 960 344 33.6 29.9-37.4 595 63.7 59.7-67.4 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5
45-54 1,316 497 38.6 35.2-42.1 805 60.4 56.9-63.8 14 1.0 0.6- 1.9
55-64 1,477 416 27.3 24.4-30.5 1,039 70.8 67.6-73.8 22 1.8 1.1- 3.0
65+ 2,134 367 17.1 15.0-19.3 1,748 82.3 80.0-84.3 19 0.7 0.4- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 750 166 28.3 22.6-34.8 570 68.9 62.3-74.8 14 2.9 1.2- 6.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,757 473 29.2 25.4-33.3 1,260 69.6 65.4-73.4 24 1.3 0.7- 2.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,596 525 33.5 29.9-37.4 1,049 64.4 60.6-68.1 22 2.0 1.0- 3.9
College Graduate 2,502 701 28.8 26.3-31.4 1,769 69.3 66.6-71.8 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 622 192 32.4 26.7-38.6 422 65.9 59.6-71.7 8 1.8 0.5- 5.7
$15,000- 24,999 938 287 32.1 27.4-37.1 638 65.3 60.1-70.2 13 2.6 1.1- 6.2
$25,000- 34,999 665 162 25.2 20.4-30.6 491 72.1 66.5-77.1 12 2.7 1.4- 5.4
$35,000- 49,999 841 240 29.6 25.1-34.5 587 68.6 63.7-73.2 14 1.8 1.0- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 919 278 30.7 26.7-35.1 634 68.6 64.3-72.6 7 0.7 0.2- 1.7
$75,000+ 1,631 467 30.4 27.3-33.7 1,140 67.7 64.4-70.9 24 1.9 1.2- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,370 776 36.6 33.4-40.1 1,576 62.1 58.6-65.4 18 1.3 0.7- 2.5
No 4,212 1,081 27.1 24.9-29.3 3,057 70.8 68.5-73.0 74 2.1 1.5- 3.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 857 191 23.6 19.7-28.1 658 75.1 70.6-79.1 8 1.3 0.6- 2.7
Non-Veteran 5,757 1,677 30.7 28.7-32.7 3,996 67.4 65.3-69.4 84 1.9 1.4- 2.6

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription medication

^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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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