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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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 did not get the prescription filled because you did not think the medicine would help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,166 1,015 30.7 28.2-33.3 2,151 69.3 66.7-71.8
-Western NC 521 169 29.1 24.4-34.3 352 70.9 65.7-75.6
GENDER
Male 195 74 32.7 25.0-41.4 121 67.3 58.6-75.0
Female 326 95 26.2 20.6-32.6 231 73.8 67.4-79.4
RACE
White 477 160 30.0 25.0-35.5 317 70.0 64.5-75.0
African American 19 5 30.8 12.4-58.4 14 69.2 41.6-87.6
Other Minorities 22 4 14.3 3.7-42.3 18 85.7 57.7-96.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 4 6.6 1.5-24.1 8 93.4 75.9-98.5
Non-Hispanic 508 165 29.8 25.0-35.1 343 70.2 64.9-75.0
AGE
18-24 15 3 22.8 6.6-55.2 12 77.2 44.8-93.4
25-34 47 14 26.4 14.1-44.0 33 73.6 56.0-85.9
35-44 109 24 18.7 12.1-27.9 85 81.3 72.1-87.9
45-54 114 34 35.5 25.5-47.0 80 64.5 53.0-74.5
55-64 122 46 39.9 30.1-50.5 76 60.1 49.5-69.9
65+ 109 46 44.4 34.1-55.2 63 55.6 44.8-65.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 68 20 25.2 14.8-39.5 48 74.8 60.5-85.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 144 37 23.5 16.1-33.0 107 76.5 67.0-83.9
Some Post-H.S. 164 49 31.6 22.7-42.2 115 68.4 57.8-77.3
College Graduate 145 63 34.9 26.0-45.0 82 65.1 55.0-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 9 13.5 6.2-26.7 68 86.5 73.3-93.8
$15,000- 24,999 114 39 26.0 17.8-36.3 75 74.0 63.7-82.2
$25,000- 34,999 70 21 31.4 19.4-46.5 49 68.6 53.5-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 74 24 24.0 13.6-38.8 50 76.0 61.2-86.4
$50,000-74,999 68 26 43.1 28.9-58.6 42 56.9 41.4-71.1
$75,000+ 57 26 31.4 19.4-46.4 31 68.6 53.6-80.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 260 76 26.5 20.3-33.8 184 73.5 66.2-79.7
No 261 93 31.3 24.6-38.8 168 68.7 61.2-75.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 18 43.2 25.3-63.0 26 56.8 37.0-74.7
Non-Veteran 477 151 27.8 23.0-33.1 326 72.2 66.9-77.0

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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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