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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

Excluding insurance premiums, in the past year, what would you estimate your family's out-of-pocket healthcare costs have been?

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$500 $500-$1499 $1500-$4999 $5000+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,310 1,476 12.0 11.3-12.8 1,980 15.8 15.0-16.6 2,647 20.5 19.6-21.4 4,047 33.1 32.1-34.2 2,160 18.6 17.7-19.5
-Buncombe County 302 28 7.6 5.0-11.3 39 14.9 10.6-20.5 57 19.5 14.9-25.2 111 34.3 28.7-40.3 67 23.7 18.7-29.6
GENDER
Male 124 11 7.8 4.1-14.4 16 14.7 8.8-23.6 24 19.2 12.8-27.9 43 32.7 24.6-42.0 30 25.5 18.0-34.9
Female 178 17 7.4 4.4-12.0 23 15.0 9.6-22.7 33 19.9 13.9-27.6 68 35.9 28.7-43.8 37 21.9 15.9-29.3
RACE
White 273 23 7.2 4.6-11.2 36 15.4 10.8-21.4 52 18.9 14.2-24.7 99 33.5 27.8-39.9 63 24.9 19.6-31.2
Other 27 5 12.2 4.7-28.2 3 10.4 3.1-29.6 5 27.7 11.9-52.2 11 39.0 21.4-60.1 3 10.6 3.2-29.8
AGE
18-44 116 12 9.6 5.2-17.3 21 20.9 13.5-31.1 21 18.2 11.8-27.0 44 34.4 25.8-44.1 18 16.8 10.5-25.8
45+ 186 16 6.1 3.6-10.2 18 10.5 6.2-17.1 36 20.5 14.5-28.2 67 34.2 27.1-42.0 49 28.7 21.9-36.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 98 19 17.1 10.5-26.7 9 9.3 4.7-17.4 20 18.9 11.7-28.9 35 38.7 28.6-49.9 15 16.0 9.4-26.0
Some College + 204 9 3.1 1.5- 6.1 30 17.5 11.9-25.1 37 19.9 14.3-26.9 76 32.1 25.7-39.3 52 27.4 21.0-34.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 170 21 11.0 6.9-17.3 22 14.1 8.8-21.7 33 18.6 12.8-26.1 65 37.4 29.7-45.8 29 18.9 13.0-26.6
$50,000+ 86 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 9 11.6 5.9-21.7 16 20.6 12.5-31.9 32 34.0 24.3-45.2 28 33.3 23.5-44.7

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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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