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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 could not afford to pay for the medicine?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,186 1,185 36.0 33.4-38.8 2,001 64.0 61.2-66.6
-Western NC 525 216 42.7 37.1-48.5 309 57.3 51.5-62.9
GENDER
Male 196 56 35.7 26.9-45.5 140 64.3 54.5-73.1
Female 329 160 48.3 41.3-55.4 169 51.7 44.6-58.7
RACE
White 480 196 41.5 35.8-47.5 284 58.5 52.5-64.2
African American 20 13 59.8 33.2-81.7 7 40.2 18.3-66.8
Other Minorities 22 7 56.8 25.0-83.8 15 43.2 16.2-75.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 7 84.4 53.5-96.2 5 15.6 3.8-46.5
Non-Hispanic 512 208 41.3 35.8-47.0 304 58.7 53.0-64.2
AGE
18-24 15 5 19.0 6.8-43.0 10 81.0 57.0-93.2
25-34 47 22 46.9 29.8-64.7 25 53.1 35.3-70.2
35-44 109 50 49.0 38.1-60.0 59 51.0 40.0-61.9
45-54 115 56 45.3 34.8-56.1 59 54.7 43.9-65.2
55-64 123 48 40.7 31.1-51.1 75 59.3 48.9-68.9
65+ 111 34 31.4 22.4-42.1 77 68.6 57.9-77.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 37 58.0 42.9-71.8 32 42.0 28.2-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 145 71 51.7 41.1-62.2 74 48.3 37.8-58.9
Some Post-H.S. 165 70 43.6 33.6-54.2 95 56.4 45.8-66.4
College Graduate 146 38 23.0 15.5-32.9 108 77.0 67.1-84.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 53 68.8 54.1-80.4 24 31.2 19.6-45.9
$15,000- 24,999 115 65 59.3 46.8-70.7 50 40.7 29.3-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 70 30 48.9 34.8-63.2 40 51.1 36.8-65.2
$35,000- 49,999 75 23 38.2 23.2-55.7 52 61.8 44.3-76.8
$50,000-74,999 69 19 28.4 16.8-43.8 50 71.6 56.2-83.2
$75,000+ 57 2 4.9 0.8-24.2 55 95.1 75.8-99.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 263 127 49.9 41.8-58.1 136 50.1 41.9-58.2
No 262 89 36.6 29.2-44.7 173 63.4 55.3-70.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 8 23.5 8.7-49.8 36 76.5 50.2-91.3
Non-Veteran 481 208 44.5 38.6-50.5 273 55.5 49.5-61.4

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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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