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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,266 319 23.8 20.5-27.6 947 76.2 72.4-79.5
GENDER
Female 1,266 319 23.8 20.5-27.6 947 76.2 72.4-79.5
RACE
African American 1,266 319 23.8 20.5-27.6 947 76.2 72.4-79.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 2 14.5 3.0-48.4 11 85.5 51.6-97.0
-English Speaking 13 2 14.5 3.0-48.4 11 85.5 51.6-97.0
Non-Hispanic 1,253 317 23.9 20.5-27.6 936 76.1 72.4-79.5
AGE
18-24 93 18 19.2 9.3-35.4 75 80.8 64.6-90.7
25-34 200 56 27.6 19.9-37.1 144 72.4 62.9-80.1
35-44 262 77 28.2 20.9-36.8 185 71.8 63.2-79.1
45-54 259 75 26.6 19.9-34.6 184 73.4 65.4-80.1
55-64 184 52 29.5 21.1-39.5 132 70.5 60.5-78.9
65-74 149 27 15.6 8.9-25.7 122 84.4 74.3-91.1
75+ 106 13 8.8 4.3-17.2 93 91.2 82.8-95.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 79 28.2 21.0-36.8 215 71.8 63.2-79.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 429 119 26.1 20.4-32.7 310 73.9 67.3-79.6
Some Post-H.S. 303 89 26.6 19.4-35.4 214 73.4 64.6-80.6
College Graduate 237 31 11.8 7.4-18.4 206 88.2 81.6-92.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 83 26.0 19.6-33.5 191 74.0 66.5-80.4
$15,000- 24,999 286 98 31.2 23.7-39.9 188 68.8 60.1-76.3
$25,000- 34,999 163 40 23.1 15.1-33.7 123 76.9 66.3-84.9
$35,000- 49,999 113 18 16.1 9.3-26.5 95 83.9 73.5-90.7
$50,000-74,999 64 7 9.7 3.4-24.6 57 90.3 75.4-96.6
$75,000+ 53 2 5.8 1.0-27.5 51 94.2 72.5-99.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 5 35.8 14.2-65.2 11 64.2 34.8-85.8
Guilford 71 16 24.9 14.8-38.7 55 75.1 61.3-85.2
Mecklenburg 82 15 19.2 11.1-31.0 67 80.8 69.0-88.9
Orange 31 6 19.7 8.3-39.9 25 80.3 60.1-91.7
Wake 55 16 29.9 18.1-45.2 39 70.1 54.8-81.9
Chatham/Lee 53 12 24.8 13.6-41.0 41 75.2 59.0-86.4
Nash/Wilson 81 23 31.9 21.3-44.7 58 68.1 55.3-78.7
Craven/Pamlico 57 15 22.2 12.2-36.9 42 77.8 63.1-87.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 5 33.8 8.0-75.0 4 66.2 25.0-92.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 2 29.5 6.7-71.0 4 70.5 29.0-93.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 27 26.5 17.7-37.7 78 73.5 62.3-82.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 36.3 11.5-71.3 6 63.7 28.7-88.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 25 25.4 17.0-36.1 70 74.6 63.9-83.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 29 29.3 20.4-40.1 73 70.7 59.9-79.6
Northeast NC I 171 34 20.1 14.1-27.9 137 79.9 72.1-85.9
Northeast NC II 100 33 31.3 22.0-42.4 67 68.7 57.6-78.0
Northeastern Partnership 271 67 25.4 19.8-31.9 204 74.6 68.1-80.2
Mountain AHEC 32 8 23.3 9.9-45.6 24 76.7 54.4-90.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 171 20.3 16.6-24.7 500 79.7 75.3-83.4
Piedmont 549 136 26.6 21.6-32.3 413 73.4 67.7-78.4
Western NC 46 12 17.0 7.3-34.8 34 83.0 65.2-92.7

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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