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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prescription Medication Adherence

Did your doctor or health professional talk to you about the importance of taking all of your medicine(s)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,248 10,247 90.6 89.6-91.5 1,001 9.4 8.5-10.4
-Western NC 1,822 1,659 89.7 87.0-91.8 163 10.3 8.2-13.0
GENDER
Male 707 633 87.2 82.4-90.9 74 12.8 9.1-17.6
Female 1,115 1,026 91.9 89.3-93.9 89 8.1 6.1-10.7
RACE
White 1,674 1,519 89.5 86.8-91.7 155 10.5 8.3-13.2
African American 46 45 99.0 92.9-99.9 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1
Other Minorities 89 83 90.8 69.9-97.7 6 9.2 2.3-30.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 31 84.2 60.8-94.8 6 15.8 5.2-39.2
Non-Hispanic 1,782 1,625 89.8 87.2-92.0 157 10.2 8.0-12.8
AGE
18-24 39 33 78.2 51.6-92.3 6 21.8 7.7-48.4
25-34 118 111 93.7 86.6-97.1 7 6.3 2.9-13.4
35-44 225 205 90.6 84.7-94.3 20 9.4 5.7-15.3
45-54 286 258 87.8 80.3-92.7 28 12.2 7.3-19.7
55-64 436 397 90.5 86.8-93.3 39 9.5 6.7-13.2
65+ 700 638 90.6 87.8-92.8 62 9.4 7.2-12.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 245 89.1 80.5-94.2 23 10.9 5.8-19.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 550 504 90.1 83.9-94.1 46 9.9 5.9-16.1
Some Post-H.S. 481 443 92.1 87.8-95.0 38 7.9 5.0-12.2
College Graduate 519 463 87.1 82.4-90.7 56 12.9 9.3-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 253 232 92.9 87.5-96.0 21 7.1 4.0-12.5
$15,000- 24,999 347 316 90.7 85.6-94.1 31 9.3 5.9-14.4
$25,000- 34,999 228 209 90.9 82.6-95.5 19 9.1 4.5-17.4
$35,000- 49,999 243 219 89.2 81.7-93.9 24 10.8 6.1-18.3
$50,000-74,999 234 218 92.1 84.9-96.1 16 7.9 3.9-15.1
$75,000+ 233 210 87.8 80.7-92.5 23 12.2 7.5-19.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 795 730 91.7 88.7-94.0 65 8.3 6.0-11.3
No 1,018 922 88.4 84.4-91.5 96 11.6 8.5-15.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 265 241 89.4 81.7-94.1 24 10.6 5.9-18.3
Non-Veteran 1,557 1,418 89.7 86.8-92.0 139 10.3 8.0-13.2

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^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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