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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

Did your household take a tax deduction for health care expenses in the last federal tax return your household filed?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,280 2,068 16.1 15.3-16.9 11,212 83.9 83.1-84.7
-Buncombe County 327 65 21.3 16.6-26.8 262 78.7 73.2-83.4
GENDER
Male 128 24 20.0 13.4-28.6 104 80.0 71.4-86.6
Female 199 41 22.6 16.5-30.0 158 77.4 70.0-83.5
RACE
White 291 57 20.9 16.0-26.7 234 79.1 73.3-84.0
Other 34 7 22.0 10.0-41.7 27 78.0 58.3-90.0
AGE
18-44 123 25 20.8 14.0-29.8 98 79.2 70.2-86.0
45+ 204 40 21.6 15.7-28.9 164 78.4 71.1-84.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 116 15 15.3 8.9-25.0 101 84.7 75.0-91.1
Some College + 211 50 24.6 18.6-31.6 161 75.4 68.4-81.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 38 22.1 16.0-29.8 155 77.9 70.2-84.0
$50,000+ 82 19 24.4 15.7-35.9 63 75.6 64.1-84.3

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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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