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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,987 6,000 83.9 82.6-85.1 987 16.1 14.9-17.4
-Buncombe County 157 134 82.2 73.2-88.7 23 17.8 11.3-26.8
GENDER
Male 56 47 77.0 60.5-88.0 9 23.0 12.0-39.5
Female 101 87 87.2 78.7-92.6 14 12.8 7.4-21.3
RACE
White 136 119 87.4 79.6-92.5 17 12.6 7.5-20.4
Other 21 15 55.5 29.5-78.8 6 44.5 21.2-70.5
AGE
18-44 84 69 76.3 62.6-86.1 15 23.7 13.9-37.4
45+ 73 65 90.8 82.0-95.5 8 9.2 4.5-18.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 45 33 66.0 46.3-81.3 12 34.0 18.7-53.7
Some College + 112 101 89.4 80.9-94.4 11 10.6 5.6-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 86 68 76.6 64.0-85.7 18 23.4 14.3-36.0
$50,000+ 52 51 96.6 79.8-99.5 1 3.4 0.5-20.2

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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