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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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
-Piedmont NC 1,861 724 36.4 32.9-40.1 1,137 63.6 59.9-67.1
GENDER
Male 625 224 36.6 30.5-43.1 401 63.4 56.9-69.5
Female 1,236 500 36.3 32.3-40.6 736 63.7 59.4-67.7
RACE
White 1,475 573 34.5 30.9-38.3 902 65.5 61.7-69.1
African American 306 120 43.5 34.1-53.4 186 56.5 46.6-65.9
Other Minorities 71 28 39.7 22.3-60.1 43 60.3 39.9-77.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 13 23.8 8.3-51.7 35 76.2 48.3-91.7
Non-Hispanic 1,809 709 37.1 33.5-40.7 1,100 62.9 59.3-66.5
AGE
18-24 43 12 35.3 18.6-56.4 31 64.7 43.6-81.4
25-34 188 56 29.8 21.6-39.5 132 70.2 60.5-78.4
35-44 344 109 31.5 25.7-38.1 235 68.5 61.9-74.3
45-54 494 196 39.6 33.9-45.5 298 60.4 54.5-66.1
55-64 416 174 39.1 32.9-45.6 242 60.9 54.4-67.1
65+ 364 170 51.4 44.5-58.2 194 48.6 41.8-55.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 61 27.1 18.3-38.1 104 72.9 61.9-81.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 471 179 33.3 25.8-41.8 292 66.7 58.2-74.2
Some Post-H.S. 523 205 38.5 31.9-45.5 318 61.5 54.5-68.1
College Graduate 699 277 40.3 35.1-45.7 422 59.7 54.3-64.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 191 66 23.9 17.0-32.5 125 76.1 67.5-83.0
$15,000- 24,999 287 94 35.4 27.1-44.7 193 64.6 55.3-72.9
$25,000- 34,999 161 57 24.5 17.3-33.6 104 75.5 66.4-82.7
$35,000- 49,999 239 88 40.5 31.7-50.0 151 59.5 50.0-68.3
$50,000-74,999 278 127 39.3 32.3-46.8 151 60.7 53.2-67.7
$75,000+ 464 184 35.1 29.5-41.2 280 64.9 58.8-70.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 775 301 34.8 29.8-40.2 474 65.2 59.8-70.2
No 1,076 419 37.5 32.7-42.5 657 62.5 57.5-67.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 189 79 40.1 30.3-50.7 110 59.9 49.3-69.7
Non-Veteran 1,672 645 36.1 32.3-40.0 1,027 63.9 60.0-67.7

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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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