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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,417 658 15.2 14.0-16.5 3,759 84.8 83.5-86.0
GENDER
Male 1,596 235 14.9 13.0-16.9 1,361 85.1 83.1-87.0
Female 2,821 423 15.5 13.9-17.2 2,398 84.5 82.8-86.1
RACE
White 2,920 470 16.0 14.5-17.6 2,450 84.0 82.4-85.5
African American 1,120 139 14.7 12.3-17.4 981 85.3 82.6-87.7
Other Minorities 8 0 0.0 . - . 8 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 255 13 5.3 2.9- 9.4 242 94.7 90.6-97.1
25-34 726 89 14.2 11.4-17.6 637 85.8 82.4-88.6
35-44 788 117 15.2 12.4-18.4 671 84.8 81.6-87.6
45-54 837 148 16.7 14.0-19.8 689 83.3 80.2-86.0
55-64 787 134 18.2 15.1-21.7 653 81.8 78.3-84.9
65-74 601 102 16.8 13.5-20.6 499 83.2 79.4-86.5
75+ 409 53 13.5 10.0-18.0 356 86.5 82.0-90.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 729 70 8.9 6.8-11.5 659 91.1 88.5-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,399 193 14.7 12.6-17.1 1,206 85.3 82.9-87.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,169 175 16.3 13.9-19.1 994 83.7 80.9-86.1
College Graduate 1,114 220 19.1 16.6-21.9 894 80.9 78.1-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 589 39 7.6 5.3-10.7 550 92.4 89.3-94.7
$15,000- 24,999 841 94 11.2 8.8-14.0 747 88.8 86.0-91.2
$25,000- 34,999 543 88 14.5 11.4-18.2 455 85.5 81.8-88.6
$35,000- 49,999 603 120 19.8 16.4-23.8 483 80.2 76.2-83.6
$50,000-74,999 482 99 20.7 16.9-25.2 383 79.3 74.8-83.1
$75,000+ 494 101 20.3 16.5-24.7 393 79.7 75.3-83.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,562 223 14.8 12.8-17.1 1,339 85.2 82.9-87.2
No 2,818 432 15.5 14.0-17.1 2,386 84.5 82.9-86.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 651 97 15.6 12.6-19.0 554 84.4 81.0-87.4
Non-Veteran 3,642 552 15.3 14.0-16.8 3,090 84.7 83.2-86.0
Currently Serving 124 9 10.2 5.1-19.4 115 89.8 80.6-94.9

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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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