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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 982 111 12.9 10.2-16.2 782 75.1 71.0-78.7 89 12.0 9.3-15.3
GENDER
Male 390 36 11.3 7.8-16.2 308 73.9 67.7-79.3 46 14.7 10.6-20.2
Female 592 75 14.4 10.6-19.3 474 76.1 70.6-80.9 43 9.5 6.4-13.8
RACE
White 868 98 13.4 10.5-17.1 698 75.6 71.4-79.4 72 10.9 8.3-14.2
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 110 24 21.4 14.0-31.3 *** *** *** 18 19.9 12.2-30.8
35-54 257 31 13.0 8.3-19.7 189 72.1 64.5-78.6 37 14.9 10.2-21.1
55-64 213 32 12.2 7.5-19.0 166 81.8 74.5-87.4 15 6.0 3.3-10.6
65-74 216 18 8.5 4.9-14.5 187 85.7 78.6-90.7 *** *** ***
75+ 175 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 303 26 7.9 5.0-12.4 251 81.0 74.0-86.4 26 11.1 6.7-17.8
Some Post-H.S. 265 43 15.0 10.4-21.2 198 73.9 66.8-80.0 24 11.1 7.1-16.8
College Graduate 277 20 8.7 4.9-14.8 231 78.7 71.2-84.7 26 12.6 8.1-19.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 37 29.3 20.1-40.7 *** *** *** 14 12.8 7.0-22.3
$15,000- 24,999 193 29 19.7 12.4-29.9 150 72.6 62.5-80.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 230 *** *** *** 200 87.5 81.1-92.0 20 9.2 5.3-15.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 62 24.8 18.4-32.5 272 69.8 61.9-76.7 *** *** ***
No 623 48 7.9 5.6-11.2 503 77.6 72.8-81.7 72 14.5 11.0-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 *** *** *** 116 81.3 71.6-88.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 845 101 13.6 10.6-17.3 666 74.1 69.6-78.1 78 12.3 9.3-16.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 78 12.8 9.7-16.6 555 75.3 70.6-79.5 68 11.9 8.9-15.8
No 281 33 13.5 8.4-21.1 227 74.1 65.4-81.2 21 12.4 7.5-20.0

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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.

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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