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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

After taking the medication, it did not seem to help?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,134 808 24.2 22.0-26.5 2,326 75.8 73.5-78.0
-Western NC 517 133 25.0 20.3-30.4 384 75.0 69.6-79.7
GENDER
Male 192 52 26.0 18.7-34.8 140 74.0 65.2-81.3
Female 325 81 24.2 18.5-31.1 244 75.8 68.9-81.5
RACE
White 474 119 24.2 19.4-29.7 355 75.8 70.3-80.6
African American 19 8 40.9 18.7-67.7 11 59.1 32.3-81.3
Other Minorities 22 5 25.3 6.6-61.9 17 74.7 38.1-93.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 5 11.6 2.5-40.6 7 88.4 59.4-97.5
Non-Hispanic 504 128 25.5 20.7-30.9 376 74.5 69.1-79.3
AGE
18-24 15 4 33.5 12.5-64.2 11 66.5 35.8-87.5
25-34 46 10 21.2 9.9-39.7 36 78.8 60.3-90.1
35-44 108 21 18.6 11.4-28.9 87 81.4 71.1-88.6
45-54 113 29 27.9 19.0-39.1 84 72.1 60.9-81.0
55-64 121 38 35.4 25.9-46.2 83 64.6 53.8-74.1
65+ 109 30 27.2 18.6-38.0 79 72.8 62.0-81.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 67 19 22.0 11.7-37.7 48 78.0 62.3-88.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 144 36 22.0 14.9-31.2 108 78.0 68.8-85.1
Some Post-H.S. 160 43 30.5 21.0-41.9 117 69.5 58.1-79.0
College Graduate 146 35 24.1 16.2-34.3 111 75.9 65.7-83.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 76 13 17.8 9.5-31.0 63 82.2 69.0-90.5
$15,000- 24,999 114 30 21.1 13.2-31.8 84 78.9 68.2-86.8
$25,000- 34,999 69 20 28.1 16.8-43.1 49 71.9 56.9-83.2
$35,000- 49,999 74 19 21.9 11.4-38.0 55 78.1 62.0-88.6
$50,000-74,999 67 17 37.4 23.3-54.1 50 62.6 45.9-76.7
$75,000+ 57 16 22.2 11.5-38.6 41 77.8 61.4-88.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 261 76 27.5 20.8-35.3 185 72.5 64.7-79.2
No 256 57 22.9 16.7-30.6 199 77.1 69.4-83.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 11 25.7 12.1-46.5 33 74.3 53.5-87.9
Non-Veteran 473 122 24.9 20.1-30.5 351 75.1 69.5-79.9

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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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