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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
-Whites 5,914 569 10.5 9.4-11.6 4,875 79.3 77.8-80.7 470 10.3 9.2-11.4
GENDER
Male 2,291 179 8.7 7.3-10.4 1,892 79.4 77.2-81.6 220 11.8 10.2-13.8
Female 3,623 390 12.1 10.6-13.7 2,983 79.1 77.1-80.9 250 8.9 7.6-10.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 27.0 18.3-38.0
Non-Hispanic 5,771 556 10.6 9.5-11.8 4,772 79.7 78.2-81.1 443 9.8 8.7-10.9
AGE
18-34 691 98 13.8 11.0-17.1 491 70.0 65.8-73.9 102 16.2 13.2-19.7
35-44 682 87 11.7 9.2-14.8 519 76.4 72.4-79.9 76 11.9 9.3-15.1
45-54 984 117 11.3 9.0-14.1 750 75.9 72.3-79.1 117 12.8 10.4-15.6
55-64 1,253 148 11.2 9.1-13.6 1,018 82.4 79.6-84.9 87 6.5 5.0- 8.3
65-74 1,221 90 7.0 5.4- 8.9 1,073 88.6 86.2-90.6 58 4.5 3.2- 6.1
75+ 1,039 26 2.7 1.6- 4.4 988 94.6 92.4-96.1 25 2.7 1.7- 4.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 608 79 15.8 12.0-20.5 483 73.7 68.5-78.4 46 10.5 7.6-14.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,631 171 10.5 8.7-12.6 1,320 77.5 74.6-80.2 140 12.0 9.8-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,657 201 12.1 10.2-14.2 1,326 78.4 75.7-80.9 130 9.5 7.8-11.6
College Graduate 2,011 118 5.8 4.5- 7.5 1,740 84.7 82.4-86.8 153 9.4 7.8-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 575 128 24.3 19.7-29.7 403 65.3 59.6-70.7 44 10.3 7.1-14.7
$15,000- 24,999 891 159 20.8 17.2-24.9 666 70.7 66.3-74.7 66 8.5 6.4-11.2
$25,000- 34,999 524 59 12.9 9.5-17.1 413 73.9 68.4-78.6 52 13.3 9.7-18.0
$35,000- 49,999 727 52 9.6 6.8-13.3 608 78.4 73.9-82.4 67 12.0 9.1-15.6
$50,000- 74,999 693 37 5.2 3.5- 7.7 612 87.1 83.4-90.1 44 7.7 5.3-10.9
$75,000+ 1,287 38 3.0 2.0- 4.5 1,139 87.3 84.8-89.5 110 9.6 7.7-11.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,763 315 20.8 18.2-23.7 1,392 74.7 71.6-77.5 56 4.5 3.3- 6.2
No 4,081 247 7.0 6.0- 8.2 3,425 80.8 79.0-82.4 409 12.3 10.9-13.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 826 44 6.1 4.2- 8.7 727 85.6 82.0-88.6 55 8.3 6.0-11.3
Non-Veteran 5,087 525 11.1 10.0-12.4 4,147 78.3 76.7-79.8 415 10.6 9.4-11.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,035 336 11.6 10.1-13.2 2,448 78.1 76.1-80.1 251 10.3 8.9-11.9
No 2,879 233 9.2 7.8-10.8 2,427 80.5 78.3-82.6 219 10.3 8.7-12.1

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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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