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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

About how much money does your household pay monthly for health insurance premiums
(this would include any amount your household pays for health insurance either directly or taken out of paychecks)?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$100 $100-$299 $300-$499 $500+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,206 2,784 20.9 20.1-21.8 4,692 40.0 38.9-41.2 2,945 23.8 22.8-24.7 1,240 10.5 9.8-11.2 545 4.8 4.3- 5.3
-Buncombe County 306 61 19.0 14.5-24.5 97 35.7 29.8-42.0 94 27.2 22.2-32.9 36 12.6 8.9-17.4 18 5.6 3.4- 8.9
GENDER
Male 127 19 14.3 8.8-22.3 46 40.0 30.9-49.8 38 26.5 19.2-35.4 17 14.6 9.0-22.8 7 4.6 2.1- 9.7
Female 179 42 24.0 17.4-32.1 51 31.0 23.9-39.1 56 28.0 21.6-35.4 19 10.4 6.5-16.2 11 6.6 3.6-12.0
RACE
White 271 49 17.4 12.8-23.2 85 34.0 28.0-40.5 87 28.6 23.2-34.7 33 13.8 9.7-19.3 17 6.2 3.8-10.0
Other 34 12 29.3 15.6-48.3 12 47.3 28.5-66.9 7 18.7 8.3-37.1 3 4.6 1.4-14.1 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 117 22 15.8 9.8-24.3 44 44.0 34.1-54.4 37 26.5 19.2-35.4 11 11.8 6.4-20.8 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8
45+ 189 39 21.3 15.3-29.0 53 29.5 22.7-37.3 57 27.8 21.2-35.4 25 13.1 8.7-19.3 15 8.3 4.9-13.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 108 27 18.7 12.4-27.2 41 46.4 35.8-57.3 29 24.1 16.5-33.8 8 8.4 4.0-16.9 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7
Some College + 198 34 19.1 13.3-26.7 56 29.6 23.0-37.1 65 29.0 22.7-36.2 28 14.9 10.1-21.4 15 7.4 4.4-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 184 36 17.5 12.1-24.5 73 44.0 36.1-52.2 52 24.7 18.7-31.8 14 8.9 5.0-15.2 9 5.0 2.5- 9.6
$50,000+ 78 12 16.1 8.9-27.4 14 19.3 11.3-31.0 28 32.9 23.0-44.6 17 23.3 14.5-35.2 7 8.3 3.8-17.1

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having some type of health insurance.

^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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