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2014 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 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
-Western NC 979 95 10.8 8.5-13.6 780 77.6 74.3-80.7 104 11.6 9.4-14.1
GENDER
Male 420 31 9.0 6.0-13.4 336 77.7 72.6-82.2 53 13.2 10.0-17.3
Female 559 64 12.3 9.2-16.2 444 77.6 73.0-81.6 51 10.1 7.5-13.6
RACE
White 889 87 10.9 8.5-13.9 709 77.5 73.9-80.7 93 11.6 9.3-14.3
Other minorities 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 114 *** *** *** 77 72.5 63.4-80.1 27 19.2 13.0-27.4
35-54 232 38 17.4 12.0-24.4 157 67.4 59.9-74.0 37 15.3 10.9-20.9
55-64 214 26 12.4 8.1-18.4 172 80.4 73.8-85.7 16 7.2 4.3-11.9
65-74 238 18 6.5 3.9-10.8 206 88.6 83.7-92.2 14 4.9 2.8- 8.4
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 21 18.9 11.7-29.0 94 67.3 56.9-76.3 18 13.8 8.4-21.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 292 31 10.5 6.7-16.2 229 78.3 72.0-83.4 32 11.2 7.8-15.9
Some Post-H.S. 257 22 8.9 5.7-13.6 215 82.1 76.0-86.9 20 9.0 5.6-14.1
College Graduate 290 21 7.2 4.5-11.3 237 79.1 73.0-84.0 32 13.7 9.6-19.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 23 21.7 13.6-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 33 17.8 11.8-26.1 134 71.4 62.9-78.6 20 10.8 6.7-16.9
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** 76 75.5 64.1-84.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 *** *** *** 118 78.2 68.4-85.6 16 12.8 7.8-20.3
$50,000+ 238 *** *** *** 207 86.0 80.1-90.4 21 9.6 6.0-14.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 53 19.9 14.6-26.6 240 75.6 68.8-81.4 *** *** ***
No 655 41 7.0 4.8- 9.9 521 78.3 74.3-81.8 93 14.8 11.9-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 *** *** *** 132 88.3 80.6-93.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 831 90 11.7 9.1-14.8 647 75.9 72.2-79.3 94 12.4 10.0-15.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 797 81 11.6 9.0-14.9 630 76.9 73.1-80.3 86 11.5 9.2-14.4
No 182 14 6.4 3.6-11.2 150 81.6 74.3-87.2 18 11.9 7.3-18.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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