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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

Has there ever been a time when you have ever NOT filled or refilled a medication prescribed by a
doctor or dentist or other health professional?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,427 3,207 29.9 28.5-31.3 8,066 68.2 66.8-69.7 154 1.9 1.4- 2.5
-Western NC 1,859 530 33.0 30.1-36.2 1,305 65.9 62.8-68.9 24 1.1 0.6- 2.0
GENDER
Male 719 197 31.1 26.5-36.0 511 67.5 62.5-72.2 11 1.4 0.6- 3.4
Female 1,140 333 34.8 31.0-38.8 794 64.4 60.4-68.2 13 0.7 0.4- 1.4
RACE
White 1,710 483 32.7 29.6-35.9 1,205 66.5 63.3-69.5 22 0.9 0.5- 1.4
African American 46 21 47.1 26.3-69.0 25 52.9 31.0-73.7 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 90 23 34.8 18.8-55.0 65 59.1 38.9-76.7 2 6.1 0.9-32.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 12 31.7 13.6-57.8 24 60.0 35.7-80.3 1 8.2 1.2-40.2
Non-Hispanic 1,819 517 33.1 30.2-36.3 1,279 66.0 62.9-69.0 23 0.8 0.5- 1.4
AGE
18-24 42 15 34.1 19.1-53.3 25 65.3 46.1-80.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4
25-34 118 47 36.6 26.8-47.6 69 62.8 51.7-72.6 2 0.6 0.1- 3.9
35-44 227 110 47.7 40.2-55.3 115 50.8 43.2-58.3 2 1.5 0.3- 6.5
45-54 295 116 37.1 30.7-44.0 173 61.8 54.9-68.3 6 1.1 0.4- 2.9
55-64 441 124 28.6 23.9-33.8 314 70.7 65.5-75.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
65+ 717 113 15.8 12.9-19.1 595 83.0 79.6-85.9 9 1.2 0.5- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 272 70 31.7 24.5-39.9 194 64.3 55.9-71.9 8 4.0 1.4-10.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 560 147 31.4 26.0-37.3 409 68.4 62.5-73.8 4 0.2 0.1- 0.8
Some Post-H.S. 493 167 38.6 32.7-44.9 321 61.0 54.7-66.9 5 0.5 0.1- 1.6
College Graduate 530 146 30.8 25.8-36.4 377 68.0 62.4-73.1 7 1.2 0.5- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 255 78 37.5 29.7-46.0 172 61.5 53.1-69.4 5 1.0 0.2- 3.9
$15,000- 24,999 355 115 43.9 36.5-51.6 235 54.2 46.5-61.6 5 1.9 0.4- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 233 70 30.5 23.3-38.8 162 69.0 60.6-76.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
$35,000- 49,999 246 77 36.1 27.9-45.1 168 63.6 54.6-71.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 238 69 32.3 24.9-40.7 165 66.8 58.4-74.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
$75,000+ 239 57 28.8 21.7-37.2 178 69.5 61.2-76.8 4 1.6 0.6- 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 805 265 39.4 34.7-44.3 535 60.4 55.4-65.1 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6
No 1,045 265 29.4 25.6-33.4 761 69.0 64.9-72.8 19 1.6 0.8- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 266 45 23.3 16.5-31.9 219 76.4 67.9-83.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6
Non-Veteran 1,593 485 34.5 31.2-37.9 1,086 64.4 61.0-67.6 22 1.2 0.6- 2.2

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*Other category includes NOT refilled medication because not needed at this time,
or never given a prescription 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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