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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 4,350 632 14.2 12.7-15.9 3,718 85.8 84.1-87.3
AGE
18-24 231 51 23.9 16.6-33.0 180 76.1 67.0-83.4
25-34 590 111 17.5 13.5-22.3 479 82.5 77.7-86.5
35-44 764 142 17.3 13.9-21.4 622 82.7 78.6-86.1
45-54 839 132 14.2 11.0-18.0 707 85.8 82.0-89.0
55-64 727 97 10.7 8.1-14.1 630 89.3 85.9-91.9
65-74 635 57 8.5 5.9-12.0 578 91.5 88.0-94.1
75+ 533 36 5.2 3.4- 8.1 497 94.8 91.9-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 580 126 20.5 16.1-25.8 454 79.5 74.2-83.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,287 205 16.3 13.4-19.7 1,082 83.7 80.3-86.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,161 187 16.6 13.5-20.1 974 83.4 79.9-86.5
College Graduate 1,313 113 7.4 5.3-10.1 1,200 92.6 89.9-94.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 132 28.8 23.0-35.3 327 71.2 64.7-77.0
$15,000- 24,999 737 184 27.2 22.5-32.4 553 72.8 67.6-77.5
$25,000- 34,999 477 78 16.3 11.7-22.2 399 83.7 77.8-88.3
$35,000- 49,999 574 55 14.9 10.4-20.8 519 85.1 79.2-89.6
$50,000-74,999 487 30 6.0 3.7- 9.8 457 94.0 90.2-96.3
$75,000+ 580 19 3.1 1.6- 5.9 561 96.9 94.1-98.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 41 16.9 12.2-23.0 204 83.1 77.0-87.8
Guilford 201 22 13.5 8.4-21.0 179 86.5 79.0-91.6
Mecklenburg 182 13 8.1 4.4-14.3 169 91.9 85.7-95.6
Orange 237 31 19.3 10.3-33.2 206 80.7 66.8-89.7
Wake 197 18 8.8 5.4-14.1 179 91.2 85.9-94.6
Chatham/Lee 175 23 12.0 7.8-18.0 152 88.0 82.0-92.2
Nash/Wilson 150 22 21.0 13.8-30.6 128 79.0 69.4-86.2
Craven/Pamlico 221 31 13.8 9.5-19.6 190 86.2 80.4-90.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 257 48 19.5 14.2-26.2 209 80.5 73.8-85.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 51 23.3 14.5-35.1 223 76.7 64.9-85.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 32 17.4 11.7-25.0 153 82.6 75.0-88.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 228 42 17.2 12.6-23.1 186 82.8 76.9-87.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 23 22.5 14.9-32.3 96 77.5 67.7-85.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 30 18.3 12.2-26.6 147 81.7 73.4-87.8
Northeast NC I 137 19 15.6 9.8-24.0 118 84.4 76.0-90.2
Northeast NC II 221 29 16.6 11.2-23.8 192 83.4 76.2-88.8
Northeastern Partnership 358 48 16.3 11.9-21.8 310 83.7 78.2-88.1
Mountain AHEC 735 118 15.4 12.1-19.4 617 84.6 80.6-87.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,324 192 14.8 12.0-18.0 1,132 85.2 82.0-88.0
Piedmont 1,834 231 12.1 10.1-14.4 1,603 87.9 85.6-89.9
Western NC 1,192 209 20.0 16.4-24.1 983 80.0 75.9-83.6

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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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