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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

In the past year, have you or anyone living in your household been contacted by a collection agency about owing money for medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,531 2,442 16.1 15.4-16.8 12,089 83.9 83.2-84.6
-Alamance County 390 70 17.1 13.3-21.6 320 82.9 78.4-86.7
GENDER
Male 119 12 10.1 5.6-17.6 107 89.9 82.4-94.4
Female 271 58 22.1 17.1-28.2 213 77.9 71.8-82.9
RACE
White 304 44 13.5 9.9-18.3 260 86.5 81.7-90.1
Other 85 25 27.5 18.2-39.3 60 72.5 60.7-81.8
AGE
18-44 139 28 18.0 12.3-25.6 111 82.0 74.4-87.7
45+ 250 42 16.5 11.8-22.4 208 83.5 77.6-88.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 44 22.4 16.5-29.7 147 77.6 70.3-83.5
Some College + 198 26 12.2 7.9-18.1 172 87.8 81.9-92.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 241 52 20.9 15.7-27.3 189 79.1 72.7-84.3
$50,000+ 80 6 7.0 2.9-15.7 74 93.0 84.3-97.1

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^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 (MAHEC): 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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