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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 281 33 13.5 8.4-21.1 227 74.1 65.4-81.2 21 12.4 7.5-20.0
Cumberland 354 24 7.3 4.4-11.8 306 82.3 75.4-87.6 24 10.4 6.1-17.0
Durham 334 18 4.9 2.7- 8.7 291 85.0 79.0-89.5 25 10.1 6.3-15.6
Forsyth 346 31 10.1 6.5-15.4 291 82.6 76.4-87.4 24 7.3 4.3-12.0
Gaston 300 36 14.4 8.9-22.5 250 79.0 69.8-86.0 *** *** ***
Guilford 364 35 9.9 6.6-14.8 293 75.9 69.2-81.5 36 14.2 9.7-20.3
Mecklenburg 429 41 9.4 6.6-13.2 330 77.1 72.2-81.3 58 13.5 10.3-17.6
New Hanover 313 27 9.4 5.6-15.5 254 76.9 68.5-83.5 32 13.7 8.4-21.6
Union 282 25 6.5 3.6-11.2 242 86.9 80.1-91.6 *** *** ***
Wake 460 53 11.1 8.2-14.8 352 77.4 72.8-81.5 55 11.5 8.6-15.3
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,958 513 10.4 9.3-11.7 4,006 77.8 76.1-79.4 439 11.8 10.5-13.1
Western NC 982 111 12.9 10.2-16.2 782 75.1 71.0-78.7 89 12.0 9.3-15.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 699 73 11.7 8.7-15.4 559 74.5 69.4-79.0 67 13.9 10.3-18.4
Northwest 1,420 163 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,154 77.6 74.3-80.5 103 9.9 7.9-12.3
Charlotte 1,438 151 10.2 8.2-12.5 1,159 77.3 74.0-80.2 128 12.5 10.2-15.3
Greensboro 1,061 107 10.8 8.5-13.6 852 76.8 73.0-80.2 102 12.4 9.8-15.6
Southern Regional 1,199 136 14.1 11.0-17.8 957 73.0 68.3-77.2 106 12.9 9.7-17.0
Southeast 536 52 9.4 6.6-13.1 428 77.5 72.0-82.1 56 13.1 9.4-18.1
Wake 1,259 136 10.6 8.6-12.9 1,009 78.8 75.8-81.6 114 10.6 8.6-13.0
Area L & Eastern 889 108 11.6 9.1-14.6 705 76.9 72.9-80.6 76 11.5 8.7-15.0

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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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