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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
-Piedmont NC 1,848 613 32.1 28.7-35.7 1,235 67.9 64.3-71.3
GENDER
Male 619 225 31.5 26.3-37.2 394 68.5 62.8-73.7
Female 1,229 388 32.6 28.3-37.2 841 67.4 62.8-71.7
RACE
White 1,465 514 34.2 30.4-38.2 951 65.8 61.8-69.6
African American 304 80 29.9 21.9-39.4 224 70.1 60.6-78.1
Other Minorities 70 17 17.2 8.7-31.2 53 82.8 68.8-91.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 47 12 14.2 6.4-28.7 35 85.8 71.3-93.6
Non-Hispanic 1,798 600 33.2 29.7-36.8 1,198 66.8 63.2-70.3
AGE
18-24 43 7 26.0 11.4-48.9 36 74.0 51.1-88.6
25-34 187 57 30.1 22.3-39.3 130 69.9 60.7-77.7
35-44 343 127 35.1 29.3-41.5 216 64.9 58.5-70.7
45-54 491 162 34.1 28.7-39.8 329 65.9 60.2-71.3
55-64 414 140 31.4 26.0-37.5 274 68.6 62.5-74.0
65+ 358 116 32.9 26.6-39.8 242 67.1 60.2-73.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 36 23.1 12.4-39.0 127 76.9 61.0-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 466 145 26.9 20.6-34.2 321 73.1 65.8-79.4
Some Post-H.S. 521 164 32.4 26.0-39.5 357 67.6 60.5-74.0
College Graduate 695 267 38.9 34.0-44.0 428 61.1 56.0-66.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 190 36 17.8 10.6-28.4 154 82.2 71.6-89.4
$15,000- 24,999 285 64 21.2 15.1-29.0 221 78.8 71.0-84.9
$25,000- 34,999 160 49 26.2 17.8-36.7 111 73.8 63.3-82.2
$35,000- 49,999 236 78 31.3 23.5-40.2 158 68.7 59.8-76.5
$50,000-74,999 275 99 37.4 30.2-45.2 176 62.6 54.8-69.8
$75,000+ 464 195 37.9 32.1-44.0 269 62.1 56.0-67.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 772 230 27.4 22.3-33.2 542 72.6 66.8-77.7
No 1,066 381 35.0 30.6-39.7 685 65.0 60.3-69.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 74 39.2 30.1-49.1 112 60.8 50.9-69.9
Non-Veteran 1,662 539 31.5 27.9-35.3 1,123 68.5 64.7-72.1

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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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