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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

What do you think your household has had to give up in the last year to pay health care costs?

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Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
-Buncombe County 351 213 60.4 54.6-66.0 36 9.8 7.0-13.7 27 8.7 5.7-13.0 75 21.0 16.7-26.2
GENDER
Male 135 90 64.4 55.2-72.8 12 8.6 4.8-15.1 7 7.2 3.3-15.0 26 19.8 13.5-28.0
Female 216 123 56.6 49.1-63.8 24 11.0 7.3-16.2 20 10.2 6.4-15.7 49 22.2 16.7-29.0
RACE
White 313 191 61.3 55.1-67.1 32 9.6 6.6-13.7 24 8.0 5.2-12.0 66 21.1 16.5-26.6
Other 36 20 51.9 33.9-69.5 4 12.1 4.5-28.7 3 14.8 4.4-39.4 9 21.2 10.2-38.9
AGE
18-44 129 71 55.3 45.7-64.5 16 11.7 6.9-19.2 17 15.2 9.2-24.2 25 17.7 11.7-25.9
45+ 222 142 63.9 56.5-70.7 20 8.6 5.4-13.2 10 4.3 2.1- 8.5 50 23.2 17.5-30.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 122 75 57.9 47.8-67.5 6 5.8 2.5-13.0 10 10.8 5.4-20.5 31 25.4 17.7-35.0
Some College + 229 138 61.8 54.6-68.5 30 12.0 8.3-17.2 17 7.5 4.5-12.3 44 18.6 13.7-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 201 112 54.4 46.6-62.1 20 9.1 5.7-14.2 16 10.3 6.0-17.1 53 26.2 19.9-33.6
$50,000+ 88 61 66.2 54.6-76.1 11 13.3 7.3-23.0 5 6.6 2.6-15.5 11 14.0 7.6-24.3

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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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