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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 were concerned about the side effects of the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,187 1,225 35.6 32.9-38.4 1,962 64.4 61.6-67.1
-Western NC 525 204 36.3 31.0-41.9 321 63.7 58.1-69.0
GENDER
Male 196 67 30.6 23.1-39.3 129 69.4 60.7-76.9
Female 329 137 40.9 34.1-48.2 192 59.1 51.8-65.9
RACE
White 480 186 35.7 30.3-41.5 294 64.3 58.5-69.7
African American 20 5 26.3 10.2-52.9 15 73.7 47.1-89.8
Other Minorities 22 11 53.5 22.8-81.8 11 46.5 18.2-77.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 6 11.2 2.9-34.5 6 88.8 65.5-97.1
Non-Hispanic 512 198 37.1 31.8-42.8 314 62.9 57.2-68.2
AGE
18-24 15 5 44.4 20.0-71.8 10 55.6 28.2-80.0
25-34 47 16 26.0 14.0-43.0 31 74.0 57.0-86.0
35-44 109 30 27.8 19.1-38.6 79 72.2 61.4-80.9
45-54 114 41 42.1 31.6-53.4 73 57.9 46.6-68.4
55-64 123 51 44.4 34.4-54.8 72 55.6 45.2-65.6
65+ 112 57 48.5 38.1-58.9 55 51.5 41.1-61.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 25 29.7 18.4-44.2 44 70.3 55.8-81.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 145 48 29.3 20.8-39.7 97 70.7 60.3-79.2
Some Post-H.S. 165 63 37.3 27.7-47.9 102 62.7 52.1-72.3
College Graduate 146 68 46.9 36.4-57.6 78 53.1 42.4-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 18 15.0 8.2-25.8 59 85.0 74.2-91.8
$15,000- 24,999 115 46 35.7 25.1-47.9 69 64.3 52.1-74.9
$25,000- 34,999 70 28 41.0 27.8-55.7 42 59.0 44.3-72.2
$35,000- 49,999 75 31 35.1 22.3-50.4 44 64.9 49.6-77.7
$50,000-74,999 68 30 38.8 25.4-54.2 38 61.2 45.8-74.6
$75,000+ 57 30 52.3 36.0-68.1 27 47.7 31.9-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 262 105 39.1 31.4-47.4 157 60.9 52.6-68.6
No 263 99 34.0 27.0-41.7 164 66.0 58.3-73.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 16 32.6 17.9-51.8 28 67.4 48.2-82.1
Non-Veteran 481 188 36.6 31.1-42.5 293 63.4 57.5-68.9

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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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