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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

In the past year, have you or anyone living in your household been contacted by a collection agency about owing money for medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,531 2,442 16.1 15.4-16.8 12,089 83.9 83.2-84.6
-Catawba County 365 53 16.9 12.2-23.0 312 83.1 77.0-87.8
GENDER
Male 146 18 16.6 9.5-27.4 128 83.4 72.6-90.5
Female 219 35 17.2 12.3-23.7 184 82.8 76.3-87.7
RACE
White 333 47 17.2 12.1-23.8 286 82.8 76.2-87.9
Other 30 6 16.1 6.5-34.8 24 83.9 65.2-93.5
AGE
18-44 145 30 22.2 14.2-32.9 115 77.8 67.1-85.8
45+ 217 23 12.3 7.8-18.9 194 87.7 81.1-92.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 34 21.2 13.8-30.9 158 78.8 69.1-86.2
Some College + 172 18 10.8 6.7-17.0 154 89.2 83.0-93.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 212 44 24.6 17.2-33.9 168 75.4 66.1-82.8
$50,000+ 76 6 8.8 3.9-18.6 70 91.2 81.4-96.1

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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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