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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 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
-Piedmont NC 1,847 793 45.1 41.5-48.9 1,054 54.9 51.1-58.5
GENDER
Male 620 283 48.0 41.8-54.3 337 52.0 45.7-58.2
Female 1,227 510 42.9 38.6-47.3 717 57.1 52.7-61.4
RACE
White 1,463 651 46.6 42.6-50.6 812 53.4 49.4-57.4
African American 305 116 40.7 31.9-50.1 189 59.3 49.9-68.1
Other Minorities 70 24 43.1 24.5-63.8 46 56.9 36.2-75.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 15 54.1 31.1-75.5 33 45.9 24.5-68.9
Non-Hispanic 1,795 776 44.7 41.1-48.3 1,019 55.3 51.7-58.9
AGE
18-24 42 17 35.1 19.6-54.4 25 64.9 45.6-80.4
25-34 188 90 54.0 44.6-63.1 98 46.0 36.9-55.4
35-44 343 161 46.3 39.7-53.0 182 53.7 47.0-60.3
45-54 489 215 44.3 38.6-50.3 274 55.7 49.7-61.4
55-64 411 170 45.1 38.5-52.0 241 54.9 48.0-61.5
65+ 362 138 39.3 32.7-46.2 224 60.7 53.8-67.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 48 28.6 18.9-40.7 113 71.4 59.3-81.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 466 203 49.9 41.6-58.1 263 50.1 41.9-58.4
Some Post-H.S. 520 229 40.0 33.9-46.6 291 60.0 53.4-66.1
College Graduate 697 312 50.8 45.6-56.0 385 49.2 44.0-54.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 185 48 30.3 18.9-44.7 137 69.7 55.3-81.1
$15,000- 24,999 287 94 29.5 22.4-37.8 193 70.5 62.2-77.6
$25,000- 34,999 161 69 46.9 35.6-58.6 92 53.1 41.4-64.4
$35,000- 49,999 236 111 48.2 39.1-57.5 125 51.8 42.5-60.9
$50,000-74,999 276 129 50.7 43.0-58.3 147 49.3 41.7-57.0
$75,000+ 464 246 54.5 48.0-60.9 218 45.5 39.1-52.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 763 294 39.7 34.3-45.4 469 60.3 54.6-65.7
No 1,075 496 48.5 43.6-53.3 579 51.5 46.7-56.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 188 83 45.7 35.6-56.1 105 54.3 43.9-64.4
Non-Veteran 1,659 710 45.1 41.2-49.0 949 54.9 51.0-58.8

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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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