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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,783 722 25.4 22.9-28.0 2,061 74.6 72.0-77.1
-Wake County 190 44 19.1 13.5-26.4 146 80.9 73.6-86.5
GENDER
Male 57 15 14.8 8.1-25.5 42 85.2 74.5-91.9
Female 133 29 22.2 14.6-32.3 104 77.8 67.7-85.4
RACE
White 140 33 20.9 14.1-29.8 107 79.1 70.2-85.9
Other 45 10 16.0 7.4-31.2 35 84.0 68.8-92.6
AGE
18-44 75 15 16.3 9.2-27.2 60 83.7 72.8-90.8
45+ 112 28 22.9 15.3-32.7 84 77.1 67.3-84.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 10 21.1 9.2-41.4 27 78.9 58.6-90.8
Some College + 152 33 18.4 12.5-26.3 119 81.6 73.7-87.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 65 16 24.8 13.8-40.3 49 75.2 59.7-86.2
$50,000+ 102 20 16.1 9.7-25.6 82 83.9 74.4-90.3

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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.

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