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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-African Americans 1,665 252 14.1 12.0-16.5 1,267 73.8 70.6-76.7 146 12.1 9.8-14.8
GENDER
Male 575 67 10.9 8.2-14.2 438 74.0 68.9-78.4 70 15.2 11.4-19.9
Female 1,090 185 16.8 13.7-20.3 829 73.7 69.5-77.4 76 9.6 7.0-12.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,647 248 13.9 11.8-16.4 1,255 74.0 70.8-76.9 144 12.1 9.8-14.8
AGE
18-34 284 43 12.0 8.2-17.3 197 70.1 63.1-76.3 44 17.9 12.8-24.4
35-44 231 49 20.7 14.8-28.1 155 66.7 58.6-74.0 27 12.6 7.9-19.3
45-54 312 62 17.2 12.7-22.8 218 70.7 63.8-76.8 32 12.1 7.8-18.3
55-64 374 58 13.6 9.7-18.6 293 80.9 75.2-85.5 23 5.5 3.2- 9.5
65-74 275 24 7.9 4.7-12.9 239 84.7 75.9-90.7 *** *** ***
75+ 168 *** *** *** 150 92.7 87.3-95.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 42 16.2 10.5-24.1 202 71.4 62.5-79.0 18 12.4 7.2-20.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 537 73 12.8 9.5-17.0 423 76.0 70.7-80.7 41 11.2 7.8-15.7
Some Post-H.S. 476 93 16.0 12.4-20.4 330 69.7 63.6-75.2 53 14.3 9.9-20.1
College Graduate 389 44 10.5 7.2-15.0 311 80.2 74.9-84.7 34 9.3 6.3-13.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 71 21.9 15.9-29.3 243 65.7 57.8-72.8 23 12.4 7.8-19.2
$15,000- 24,999 374 74 18.4 13.8-24.0 267 71.4 65.0-77.1 33 10.2 6.7-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 201 32 15.5 10.3-22.9 148 76.0 67.8-82.7 21 8.4 4.8-14.4
$35,000- 49,999 183 21 11.1 6.2-19.1 146 75.7 65.1-83.9 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 158 *** *** *** 137 84.0 74.1-90.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 501 109 26.3 20.8-32.7 380 69.4 62.8-75.3 *** *** ***
No 1,130 137 10.2 8.2-12.6 863 75.3 71.6-78.7 130 14.5 11.6-17.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 192 17 8.7 4.9-14.9 158 83.9 76.5-89.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,473 235 14.8 12.5-17.5 1,109 72.5 69.0-75.7 129 12.7 10.2-15.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 803 136 16.6 13.3-20.6 602 72.0 67.0-76.5 65 11.4 8.1-15.9
No 862 116 11.8 9.3-14.8 665 75.5 71.4-79.2 81 12.7 9.9-16.3

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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.

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