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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-African Americans

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
-African Americans 1,383 200 13.8 11.8-16.1 1,041 73.9 71.0-76.6 142 12.3 10.2-14.7
GENDER
Male 508 60 11.7 8.9-15.3 383 72.6 67.7-76.9 65 15.7 12.2-20.0
Female 875 140 15.5 12.9-18.6 658 75.0 71.4-78.3 77 9.5 7.3-12.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,351 196 13.9 11.9-16.2 1,022 74.2 71.3-77.0 133 11.8 9.8-14.2
AGE
18-34 261 28 11.2 7.6-16.2 191 72.6 66.2-78.2 42 16.2 11.8-21.8
35-44 200 27 12.4 8.4-18.1 140 70.0 62.3-76.7 33 17.6 12.1-24.8
45-54 261 51 21.1 15.8-27.4 182 67.7 60.8-73.9 28 11.2 7.5-16.4
55-64 301 59 17.5 13.3-22.5 222 74.9 69.1-80.0 20 7.6 4.7-12.0
65-74 214 26 10.2 6.6-15.5 174 83.1 76.7-88.0 14 6.7 3.7-11.8
75+ 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 205 30 14.3 9.5-21.1 152 68.4 59.9-75.9 23 17.2 11.2-25.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 462 75 14.9 11.5-19.1 344 74.1 69.0-78.6 43 11.0 7.9-15.1
Some Post-H.S. 382 59 14.1 10.7-18.3 294 77.1 71.9-81.5 29 8.8 6.0-12.9
College Graduate 332 35 10.6 7.2-15.4 250 72.8 66.7-78.2 47 16.6 12.3-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 276 59 20.1 15.2-26.1 191 68.8 61.9-75.0 26 11.0 7.1-16.9
$15,000- 24,999 298 56 16.1 12.1-21.2 204 68.1 61.5-74.0 38 15.8 11.1-21.9
$25,000- 34,999 142 17 13.6 8.2-21.8 110 78.2 69.5-84.9 15 8.2 4.7-14.0
$35,000- 49,999 164 22 14.0 8.3-22.6 127 74.9 65.7-82.3 15 11.1 6.4-18.4
$50,000- 74,999 110 *** *** *** 89 82.0 71.7-89.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 141 *** *** *** 113 78.4 69.6-85.3 21 17.0 11.0-25.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 374 91 25.3 20.4-30.9 276 72.3 66.5-77.5 *** *** ***
No 939 102 10.9 8.7-13.5 715 74.2 70.6-77.4 122 15.0 12.3-18.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 *** *** *** 134 85.4 78.0-90.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,222 187 14.7 12.5-17.2 904 72.3 69.2-75.3 131 13.0 10.8-15.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 726 102 13.8 11.0-17.1 558 76.2 72.1-79.8 66 10.1 7.6-13.1
No 657 98 13.9 11.1-17.2 483 71.6 67.3-75.5 76 14.5 11.4-18.3

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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.

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