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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Health Care Coverage and Utilization

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,964 664 11.5 10.2-12.8 5,300 88.5 87.2-89.8
GENDER
Male 2,285 194 9.0 7.3-11.1 2,091 91.0 88.9-92.7
Female 3,679 470 13.7 12.0-15.4 3,209 86.3 84.6-88.0
RACE
White 4,537 453 9.9 8.6-11.3 4,084 90.1 88.7-91.4
African American 1,085 149 14.3 11.5-17.7 936 85.7 82.3-88.5
Other Minorities 256 44 20.1 12.4-31.0 212 79.9 69.0-87.6
HISPANIC
Yes 168 21 20.5 10.3-36.6 147 79.5 63.4-89.7
No 5,782 641 11.1 10.0-12.4 5,141 88.9 87.6-90.0
AGE
18-24 529 78 16.7 12.1-22.6 451 83.3 77.4-87.9
25-34 1,114 144 12.5 9.7-16.0 970 87.5 84.0-90.3
35-44 1,240 170 11.5 9.3-14.1 1,070 88.5 85.9-90.7
45-54 1,103 121 12.5 9.6-16.1 982 87.5 83.9-90.4
55-64 790 70 9.8 7.2-13.2 720 90.2 86.8-92.8
65+ 1,138 72 6.3 4.7- 8.5 1,066 93.7 91.5-95.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 787 144 21.8 17.3-27.2 643 78.2 72.8-82.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,771 223 11.9 9.8-14.3 1,548 88.1 85.7-90.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,544 185 11.4 9.3-13.9 1,359 88.6 86.1-90.7
College Graduate 1,843 109 5.0 3.9- 6.5 1,734 95.0 93.5-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 562 144 24.5 19.5-30.2 418 75.5 69.8-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 976 192 17.8 14.5-21.7 784 82.2 78.3-85.5
$25,000- 34,999 859 112 14.8 11.5-18.7 747 85.2 81.3-88.5
$35,000- 49,999 942 72 7.5 5.2-10.7 870 92.5 89.3-94.8
$50,000+ 1,556 34 2.4 1.4- 3.9 1,522 97.6 96.1-98.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 406 53 13.6 10.0-18.3 353 86.4 81.7-90.0
Cumberland 417 35 12.4 5.0-27.7 382 87.6 72.3-95.0
Durham 386 36 9.8 6.6-14.1 350 90.2 85.9-93.4
Forsyth 446 42 8.3 5.9-11.6 404 91.7 88.4-94.1
Gaston 444 73 17.5 13.7-22.1 371 82.5 77.9-86.3
Guilford 395 30 7.6 5.0-11.5 365 92.4 88.5-95.0
Mecklenburg 418 34 8.6 6.0-12.3 384 91.4 87.7-94.0
New Hanover 391 43 12.4 8.8-17.1 348 87.6 82.9-91.2
Onslow 419 46 8.3 6.0-11.4 373 91.7 88.6-94.0
Wake 408 34 6.9 4.7-10.1 374 93.1 89.9-95.3
Western NC 597 69 11.9 9.3-15.1 528 88.1 84.9-90.7
Piedmont NC 645 72 9.9 7.5-12.9 573 90.1 87.1-92.5
Eastern NC 592 97 16.3 13.1-20.1 495 83.7 79.9-86.9

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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