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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

In the past year, did you or another family member in your household have any problems paying medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,543 2,978 19.5 18.7-20.3 11,565 80.5 79.7-81.3
-Eastern NC 4,868 1,037 20.5 19.2-21.9 3,831 79.5 78.1-80.8
GENDER
Male 1,745 280 16.0 14.1-18.2 1,465 84.0 81.8-85.9
Female 3,123 757 24.5 22.8-26.3 2,366 75.5 73.7-77.2
RACE
White 3,221 579 17.7 16.2-19.3 2,642 82.3 80.7-83.8
African American 1,217 348 26.6 23.8-29.6 869 73.4 70.4-76.2
Other Minorities 14 0 0.0 . - . 14 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 311 46 13.1 9.3-18.3 265 86.9 81.7-90.7
25-34 797 157 18.2 15.4-21.4 640 81.8 78.6-84.6
35-44 859 215 23.6 20.5-27.1 644 76.4 72.9-79.5
45-54 903 246 26.3 22.9-29.9 657 73.7 70.1-77.1
55-64 846 193 22.4 19.3-25.9 653 77.6 74.1-80.7
65-74 661 113 16.0 13.0-19.6 548 84.0 80.4-87.0
75+ 474 62 14.4 10.9-18.8 412 85.6 81.2-89.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 825 245 29.7 25.8-34.0 580 70.3 66.0-74.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,551 364 22.3 20.0-24.9 1,187 77.7 75.1-80.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 273 19.9 17.5-22.5 1,007 80.1 77.5-82.5
College Graduate 1,204 154 11.8 9.9-13.9 1,050 88.2 86.1-90.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 646 246 38.0 33.3-43.1 400 62.0 56.9-66.7
$15,000- 24,999 910 276 29.7 26.1-33.7 634 70.3 66.3-73.9
$25,000- 34,999 582 116 19.2 15.8-23.2 466 80.8 76.8-84.2
$35,000- 49,999 649 104 17.0 13.8-20.8 545 83.0 79.2-86.2
$50,000-74,999 525 69 13.6 10.6-17.4 456 86.4 82.6-89.4
$75,000+ 545 44 7.6 5.4-10.5 501 92.4 89.5-94.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,711 567 33.4 30.8-36.2 1,144 66.6 63.8-69.2
No 3,110 461 14.1 12.6-15.6 2,649 85.9 84.4-87.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 697 78 11.5 9.0-14.6 619 88.5 85.4-91.0
Non-Veteran 4,038 954 23.1 21.6-24.7 3,084 76.9 75.3-78.4
Currently Serving 133 5 3.0 1.2- 7.7 128 97.0 92.3-98.8

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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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