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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

You could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,825 1,077 37.6 34.6-40.6 1,748 62.4 59.4-65.4
-Wake County 193 56 28.3 20.7-37.4 137 71.7 62.6-79.3
GENDER
Male 59 10 13.0 5.7-26.8 49 87.0 73.2-94.3
Female 134 46 39.7 29.7-50.8 88 60.3 49.2-70.3
RACE
White 142 32 21.9 14.5-31.6 110 78.1 68.4-85.5
Other 46 22 46.7 26.8-67.8 24 53.3 32.2-73.2
AGE
18-44 76 21 27.0 16.6-40.8 55 73.0 59.2-83.4
45+ 114 33 28.7 19.7-39.9 81 71.3 60.1-80.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 17 37.7 18.7-61.3 20 62.3 38.7-81.3
Some College + 155 39 25.4 17.6-35.1 116 74.6 64.9-82.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 66 38 68.8 54.8-80.1 28 31.2 19.9-45.2
$50,000+ 104 15 13.8 7.8-23.2 89 86.2 76.8-92.2

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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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