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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Was there a time in the past 12 months when you did not take your medication as prescribed because of cost?

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,501 926 11.3 10.4-12.3 6,823 76.9 75.6-78.2 752 11.7 10.8-12.8
-Eastern NC 2,561 302 12.5 10.7-14.5 2,035 75.9 73.2-78.3 224 11.7 9.8-13.9
GENDER
Male 955 90 10.3 8.0-13.1 759 76.0 71.8-79.7 106 13.8 10.7-17.5
Female 1,606 212 14.5 12.0-17.4 1,276 75.8 72.3-78.9 118 9.8 7.6-12.5
RACE
White 1,455 144 10.9 9.0-13.3 1,193 79.4 76.4-82.0 118 9.7 7.8-12.0
African American 639 103 15.8 12.0-20.4 483 72.1 66.1-77.3 53 12.2 8.2-17.8
Other minorities 437 52 12.1 7.4-19.0 336 64.1 54.1-73.0 49 23.8 16.0-34.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,446 292 12.8 11.0-14.9 1,957 77.1 74.4-79.5 197 10.1 8.3-12.3
AGE
18-34 349 44 12.4 8.6-17.7 248 70.5 63.9-76.3 57 17.0 12.4-22.9
35-54 739 123 15.7 12.7-19.3 523 70.2 65.6-74.4 93 14.1 10.9-18.0
55-64 574 75 13.8 10.4-18.0 464 79.6 74.8-83.7 35 6.6 4.3- 9.9
65-74 501 46 8.3 5.7-12.0 427 85.8 79.9-90.1 *** *** ***
75+ 369 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 376 46 13.0 8.3-19.8 284 69.5 61.5-76.4 46 17.5 12.1-24.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 756 95 12.7 9.8-16.3 597 75.4 70.8-79.6 64 11.9 8.8-15.8
Some Post-H.S. 743 108 15.4 12.2-19.2 571 74.2 69.2-78.6 64 10.4 7.2-14.8
College Graduate 683 53 6.3 4.4- 8.8 580 85.5 81.7-88.6 50 8.3 5.9-11.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 77 23.0 16.7-30.9 263 64.9 56.8-72.3 30 12.0 7.5-18.7
$15,000- 24,999 465 90 22.6 17.6-28.6 333 67.6 61.4-73.3 42 9.8 6.8-13.8
$25,000- 34,999 265 32 14.1 9.0-21.3 203 75.1 67.0-81.9 30 10.8 6.5-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 298 29 10.7 6.5-17.1 247 75.9 67.1-82.9 22 13.4 7.8-22.1
$50,000+ 666 32 5.5 3.6- 8.4 579 84.3 79.3-88.2 55 10.2 6.8-15.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 807 151 22.9 18.6-27.9 629 71.6 66.3-76.3 27 5.5 3.3- 9.1
No 1,716 143 8.8 7.1-10.8 1,380 77.4 74.3-80.3 193 13.8 11.4-16.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 395 22 6.6 3.9-10.8 346 85.8 80.3-90.0 27 7.6 4.5-12.4
Non-Veteran 2,165 279 13.5 11.5-15.8 1,689 74.1 71.1-76.8 197 12.4 10.3-14.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,894 251 13.4 11.4-15.8 1,475 74.9 71.9-77.8 168 11.6 9.5-14.2
No 667 51 8.2 5.7-11.7 560 79.9 74.8-84.3 56 11.8 8.3-16.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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