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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
-Eastern NC 4,730 3,008 63.5 61.8-65.2 411 9.6 8.6-10.8 380 7.8 6.9- 8.7 931 19.0 17.7-20.5
GENDER
Male 1,695 1,144 66.7 63.9-69.4 161 10.4 8.7-12.3 117 6.7 5.5- 8.2 273 16.2 14.1-18.5
Female 3,035 1,864 60.8 58.7-62.8 250 9.0 7.8-10.3 263 8.7 7.6-10.0 658 21.6 19.9-23.4
RACE
White 3,135 2,031 65.2 63.2-67.2 274 9.2 8.0-10.5 261 8.0 7.0- 9.2 569 17.6 16.1-19.2
African American 1,177 736 63.1 59.7-66.3 89 8.8 6.9-11.2 76 6.4 4.9- 8.2 276 21.7 19.1-24.6
Other Minorities 14 12 71.0 31.5-92.8 1 7.2 1.0-38.0 1 21.8 3.5-68.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 293 215 73.9 66.3-80.4 21 5.9 3.6- 9.4 21 6.0 3.8- 9.5 36 14.1 8.7-22.1
25-34 782 495 62.5 58.3-66.4 93 12.7 10.1-15.8 81 10.7 8.4-13.7 113 14.1 11.6-17.1
35-44 835 500 59.0 55.0-63.0 97 12.8 10.1-16.1 70 8.5 6.5-11.1 168 19.6 16.7-22.9
45-54 885 528 58.5 54.5-62.5 89 11.7 9.2-14.7 86 9.4 7.5-11.8 182 20.3 17.2-23.9
55-64 833 523 62.9 58.8-66.8 60 7.5 5.5-10.1 60 6.3 4.7- 8.4 190 23.4 20.0-27.1
65-74 642 431 70.9 66.7-74.7 34 5.3 3.6- 7.9 40 5.3 3.7- 7.5 137 18.6 15.4-22.2
75+ 444 307 68.9 63.6-73.7 16 4.7 2.7- 8.2 22 4.3 2.7- 6.7 99 22.1 17.9-27.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 793 433 53.9 49.1-58.7 56 9.8 7.2-13.3 52 6.3 4.5- 8.7 252 30.1 25.8-34.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,504 943 62.0 59.0-64.9 127 9.3 7.6-11.4 116 7.2 5.9- 8.8 318 21.5 19.1-24.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,246 818 67.3 64.2-70.3 104 8.5 6.9-10.5 96 7.5 6.0- 9.4 228 16.6 14.4-19.1
College Graduate 1,180 808 68.6 65.4-71.6 124 11.2 9.2-13.6 116 10.0 8.2-12.2 132 10.2 8.4-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 619 301 46.7 41.4-52.0 39 8.0 5.4-11.7 40 5.7 3.9- 8.1 239 39.7 34.4-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 879 479 52.1 47.8-56.4 87 11.5 8.9-14.7 76 8.9 6.8-11.6 237 27.5 23.8-31.5
$25,000- 34,999 568 376 65.4 60.6-69.8 54 9.9 7.3-13.3 40 7.6 5.4-10.6 98 17.2 13.8-21.1
$35,000- 49,999 636 422 66.0 61.5-70.2 65 10.8 8.2-14.2 54 7.9 5.9-10.5 95 15.3 12.3-18.9
$50,000-74,999 519 358 69.1 64.3-73.5 56 11.7 8.7-15.5 58 10.8 8.1-14.2 47 8.5 6.2-11.6
$75,000+ 541 418 77.5 73.1-81.3 52 10.1 7.4-13.6 41 6.6 4.7- 9.2 30 5.8 3.9- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,650 869 52.5 49.6-55.5 119 8.5 6.9-10.5 135 7.9 6.5- 9.6 527 31.0 28.4-33.8
No 3,036 2,109 68.8 66.7-70.9 288 10.2 8.9-11.6 240 7.7 6.7- 8.9 399 13.3 11.8-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 684 500 73.7 69.8-77.3 61 9.1 6.9-11.9 39 5.7 4.0- 8.0 84 11.5 9.0-14.5
Non-Veteran 3,916 2,394 60.3 58.4-62.2 344 9.9 8.8-11.2 338 8.5 7.5- 9.6 840 21.3 19.7-22.9
Currently Serving 130 114 89.7 82.7-94.1 6 4.9 2.0-11.6 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8 7 3.9 1.8- 8.2

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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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