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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
-Piedmont NC 1,793 1,068 61.0 57.3-64.6 305 17.2 14.6-20.2 136 7.6 5.8-10.0 107 5.7 4.4- 7.3 177 8.4 6.8-10.4
GENDER
Male 595 322 56.2 49.9-62.4 99 16.1 12.1-21.3 55 9.8 6.4-14.7 46 7.5 5.1-10.9 73 10.3 7.4-14.1
Female 1,198 746 64.8 60.5-68.7 206 18.0 14.9-21.7 81 5.9 4.4- 8.0 61 4.3 3.2- 5.8 104 7.0 5.3- 9.1
RACE
White 1,417 822 60.2 56.2-64.1 246 17.8 14.8-21.2 106 7.7 5.8-10.2 92 5.8 4.5- 7.4 151 8.5 6.9-10.5
African American 300 201 65.1 55.9-73.2 50 19.0 12.8-27.4 20 4.6 2.5- 8.5 11 5.4 2.3-12.0 18 5.9 3.4-10.2
Other Minorities 69 40 56.9 36.8-74.9 9 6.7 3.0-14.0 9 16.0 5.3-39.1 4 5.8 1.6-18.6 7 14.7 5.2-35.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 31 73.6 46.9-89.7 5 9.6 2.4-31.7 4 11.8 2.0-46.8 1 2.8 0.4-18.1 3 2.2 0.6- 7.5
Non-Hispanic 1,745 1,035 60.2 56.6-63.8 300 17.7 15.0-20.7 131 7.4 5.8- 9.5 105 5.8 4.5- 7.5 174 8.8 7.1-10.9
AGE
18-24 41 29 74.1 55.5-86.8 5 13.0 4.3-32.9 3 6.8 2.1-19.9 1 1.0 0.1- 7.2 3 5.1 1.5-15.5
25-34 185 109 59.6 50.0-68.6 38 19.9 13.4-28.5 10 8.4 3.7-17.9 15 5.9 3.1-10.9 13 6.1 3.4-10.7
35-44 334 214 64.3 57.5-70.6 58 15.1 11.2-20.0 16 5.0 2.9- 8.5 15 4.7 2.6- 8.5 31 10.9 6.7-17.3
45-54 481 271 55.9 49.8-61.8 87 18.4 14.2-23.3 49 10.0 6.5-15.1 35 7.9 5.1-12.2 39 7.8 5.4-11.2
55-64 399 223 56.4 49.4-63.1 64 18.1 12.7-25.0 34 6.8 4.6-10.1 28 7.7 4.8-12.2 50 11.0 7.6-15.6
65+ 341 215 60.1 52.8-66.9 51 17.3 12.0-24.2 24 8.5 5.3-13.3 11 4.2 1.8- 9.7 40 9.9 6.8-14.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 108 64.1 50.4-75.8 23 15.0 7.4-27.9 12 6.8 2.9-15.5 8 4.8 1.8-11.9 8 9.3 3.4-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 446 265 61.0 52.8-68.6 70 13.6 9.3-19.3 33 9.8 5.4-17.1 35 8.1 5.1-12.8 43 7.5 5.1-11.1
Some Post-H.S. 510 305 63.1 56.4-69.3 84 17.2 12.5-23.2 37 6.8 4.0-11.2 27 4.4 2.7- 7.1 57 8.5 6.0-12.0
College Graduate 675 388 58.4 53.1-63.4 128 20.7 16.6-25.6 53 7.0 5.0- 9.5 37 5.2 3.5- 7.7 69 8.8 6.5-11.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 138 75.2 61.1-85.3 20 8.5 4.8-14.8 5 8.3 1.7-32.2 9 4.2 2.0- 8.6 12 3.8 1.7- 8.2
$15,000- 24,999 283 182 60.8 51.5-69.3 43 14.9 9.8-22.0 26 13.8 7.7-23.5 10 3.7 1.6- 8.0 22 6.8 3.8-12.0
$25,000- 34,999 155 92 56.7 44.8-68.0 30 24.5 15.0-37.4 8 5.8 2.0-15.9 11 5.2 2.5-10.5 14 7.8 3.7-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 230 133 61.0 51.4-69.9 40 18.5 11.4-28.6 20 6.0 3.6-10.0 17 7.2 3.9-13.0 20 7.2 3.8-13.4
$50,000-74,999 267 131 49.2 41.3-57.1 58 22.5 16.9-29.3 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 25 12.0 7.1-19.4 35 12.1 8.1-17.6
$75,000+ 452 260 59.2 52.6-65.5 78 17.5 12.6-23.8 43 8.6 5.8-12.5 23 4.4 2.6- 7.1 48 10.3 6.8-15.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 738 492 67.5 61.6-72.8 109 15.2 11.2-20.4 46 5.4 3.5- 8.2 35 4.3 2.9- 6.4 56 7.7 4.9-11.9
No 1,045 569 57.5 52.6-62.1 193 18.0 14.7-21.8 90 9.0 6.5-12.5 72 6.6 4.8- 9.0 121 8.9 7.1-11.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 180 100 56.6 46.1-66.6 28 15.1 9.4-23.4 14 5.6 3.1-10.0 16 13.2 6.5-25.1 22 9.5 5.7-15.4
Non-Veteran 1,613 968 61.4 57.5-65.1 277 17.4 14.6-20.6 122 7.8 5.9-10.4 91 5.0 3.9- 6.5 155 8.3 6.6-10.5

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