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2014 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%)
TOTAL 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
GENDER
Male 2,921 203 7.4 6.3- 8.7 2,309 75.9 73.9-77.8 409 16.7 15.1-18.5
Female 3,979 476 13.1 11.9-14.5 3,154 76.8 75.1-78.4 349 10.1 8.9-11.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,668 384 9.2 8.2-10.4 3,864 79.7 78.1-81.1 420 11.1 9.9-12.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,335 194 14.0 12.0-16.4 1,009 74.0 71.1-76.8 132 11.9 9.9-14.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 113 17 16.9 10.0-27.1 *** *** *** 12 12.3 6.5-22.1
Non-Hispanic Other 227 24 10.9 6.3-18.3 167 71.9 63.6-79.0 36 17.1 11.8-24.2
Hispanic 480 55 9.8 7.4-13.0 277 57.0 51.9-62.0 148 33.1 28.4-38.3
AGE
18-34 1,072 109 10.1 8.2-12.3 741 69.7 66.6-72.7 222 20.2 17.6-23.0
35-44 894 109 12.4 10.1-15.1 618 69.1 65.5-72.4 167 18.6 15.8-21.6
45-54 1,072 151 14.0 11.8-16.6 793 74.2 71.1-77.1 128 11.8 9.8-14.1
55-64 1,475 181 12.2 10.4-14.3 1,172 79.4 76.9-81.6 122 8.4 6.9-10.2
65-74 1,329 94 6.4 5.1- 8.0 1,159 88.2 86.1-90.0 76 5.5 4.2- 7.0
75+ 950 33 3.3 2.3- 4.8 886 93.9 92.1-95.3 31 2.8 1.9- 4.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 904 124 15.2 12.5-18.4 649 66.7 62.8-70.5 131 18.1 15.1-21.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,935 227 11.3 9.7-13.1 1,488 75.7 73.3-78.0 220 13.0 11.2-15.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,833 189 10.4 8.9-12.1 1,468 77.9 75.5-80.2 176 11.7 9.9-13.7
College Graduate 2,193 133 5.8 4.8- 7.1 1,834 82.0 80.0-83.9 226 12.2 10.6-13.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 823 169 21.3 18.0-24.9 558 65.5 61.4-69.4 96 13.3 10.6-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,153 193 16.6 14.1-19.4 807 67.6 64.2-70.9 153 15.8 13.3-18.7
$25,000- 34,999 662 71 11.6 9.0-14.9 520 76.8 72.7-80.6 71 11.5 8.8-14.9
$35,000- 49,999 800 63 8.8 6.6-11.8 649 77.3 73.4-80.9 88 13.8 11.0-17.2
$50,000-74,999 723 39 6.4 4.4- 9.3 620 83.4 79.6-86.6 64 10.2 7.8-13.3
$75,000+ 1,334 51 4.4 3.1- 6.2 1,143 83.1 80.3-85.6 140 12.5 10.3-15.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,886 332 20.6 18.4-23.1 1,496 75.5 72.9-77.9 58 3.9 2.9- 5.3
No 4,766 321 7.2 6.3- 8.2 3,778 76.7 75.2-78.2 667 16.1 14.8-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 921 52 6.1 4.5- 8.2 803 85.6 82.6-88.2 66 8.3 6.3-10.9
Non-Veteran 5,967 626 11.0 10.1-12.1 4,651 75.1 73.7-76.4 690 13.9 12.8-15.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,866 399 11.1 9.9-12.4 3,050 76.5 74.8-78.2 417 12.4 11.1-13.8
No 3,034 280 9.6 8.4-11.0 2,413 76.2 74.2-78.0 341 14.2 12.6-16.0

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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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