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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

How long ago was the last time you did NOT fill or refill medication prescribed by a doctor or
other health professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Past year Past 2 years Past 3 years Past 5 years 5+ years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,048 1,795 59.6 56.8-62.4 507 17.6 15.5-19.9 257 8.6 7.1-10.5 174 5.4 4.4- 6.5 315 8.8 7.5-10.3
-Western NC 490 281 58.0 52.1-63.8 78 15.9 12.1-20.7 42 8.9 5.8-13.3 23 4.7 2.9- 7.6 66 12.5 9.2-16.6
GENDER
Male 182 92 53.4 43.8-62.8 29 17.3 11.3-25.5 19 11.0 5.9-19.8 9 4.6 2.1- 9.7 33 13.7 9.0-20.4
Female 308 189 61.7 54.3-68.6 49 14.8 10.3-21.0 23 7.2 4.2-12.1 14 4.8 2.5- 8.8 33 11.5 7.5-17.2
RACE
White 449 254 57.8 51.7-63.8 70 15.2 11.3-20.1 39 9.0 5.8-13.6 22 4.8 2.9- 7.9 64 13.2 9.7-17.6
African American 18 13 62.7 33.7-84.8 3 21.9 6.3-53.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.7 1.1-39.5 1 7.6 1.0-39.2
Other Minorities 20 12 56.5 25.2-83.4 5 27.2 8.5-60.0 3 16.3 2.7-58.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 7 79.3 41.7-95.3 2 9.7 1.2-49.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.0 2.0-42.7
Non-Hispanic 478 273 57.3 51.4-63.0 76 16.1 12.2-21.0 42 9.2 6.0-13.8 23 4.8 3.0- 7.8 64 12.5 9.2-16.7
AGE
18-24 15 10 67.3 39.4-86.7 2 16.7 4.1-48.3 1 5.8 0.8-32.2 1 5.8 0.8-32.1 1 4.4 0.6-26.5
25-34 44 24 46.3 29.3-64.2 6 14.1 5.5-31.7 7 20.6 7.9-44.0 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 6 16.7 6.5-36.8
35-44 100 60 63.2 51.7-73.4 15 15.4 8.8-25.5 9 6.4 2.6-15.0 5 5.5 2.2-12.7 11 9.5 4.8-17.9
45-54 109 61 57.6 46.4-68.1 14 14.6 7.9-25.4 9 7.5 3.5-15.0 6 3.9 1.4-10.3 19 16.4 10.0-25.8
55-64 118 65 53.8 43.2-64.1 24 20.7 13.4-30.7 10 9.3 4.1-19.6 4 3.0 1.0- 8.9 15 13.1 7.7-21.6
65+ 101 59 56.2 45.0-66.8 17 15.9 9.3-25.7 6 7.6 3.2-16.8 5 5.5 2.2-13.2 14 14.9 8.3-25.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 39 61.0 45.6-74.5 13 21.7 11.5-37.2 4 6.6 2.3-17.2 4 2.4 0.8- 7.0 5 8.3 3.0-21.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 137 77 57.5 46.2-68.1 21 14.6 8.5-24.0 14 12.5 6.0-24.2 7 6.0 2.6-13.4 18 9.3 5.3-15.8
Some Post-H.S. 150 91 61.7 50.9-71.5 23 13.6 8.1-22.0 6 4.3 1.4-12.3 7 5.0 2.1-11.5 23 15.4 9.3-24.5
College Graduate 138 74 53.2 42.1-64.0 21 17.1 9.7-28.2 18 10.7 5.8-19.2 5 3.9 1.4-10.0 20 15.1 8.6-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 49 63.0 47.9-75.9 10 14.3 6.4-29.0 4 7.0 2.4-18.6 4 8.1 2.7-21.8 5 7.6 2.8-19.1
$15,000- 24,999 106 63 59.9 47.1-71.5 21 16.2 9.6-26.1 6 8.3 3.1-20.4 6 3.2 1.2- 8.2 10 12.4 6.2-23.2
$25,000- 34,999 67 40 64.5 49.5-77.2 10 20.5 10.3-36.6 6 3.7 1.1-11.9 0 0.0 . - . 11 11.3 5.7-21.0
$35,000- 49,999 71 37 50.9 34.8-66.7 13 15.9 7.1-32.0 8 13.6 4.3-35.5 5 9.5 3.3-24.1 8 10.1 4.8-20.1
$50,000-74,999 65 36 53.0 37.3-68.2 10 15.5 8.0-27.8 5 8.8 3.2-21.7 3 2.8 0.7-10.2 11 19.9 8.9-38.8
$75,000+ 55 28 54.1 37.4-69.9 9 21.2 9.8-40.1 6 12.1 4.6-28.1 3 4.5 1.2-15.5 9 8.1 3.7-17.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 244 160 63.8 55.1-71.7 35 12.5 8.2-18.7 16 8.6 4.2-16.7 9 3.8 1.8- 8.1 24 11.3 6.8-18.2
No 246 121 53.3 45.1-61.4 43 18.7 13.0-26.1 26 9.2 5.5-15.0 14 5.4 2.8-10.0 42 13.4 9.2-19.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 39 22 42.9 25.2-62.7 7 16.8 6.9-35.5 3 18.4 4.7-50.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 21.8 8.9-44.5
Non-Veteran 451 259 59.5 53.4-65.3 71 15.8 11.8-20.9 39 8.0 5.3-11.9 23 5.1 3.1- 8.3 59 11.6 8.4-15.6

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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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