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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,857 888 17.9 16.7-19.3 3,969 82.1 80.7-83.3
GENDER
Male 1,742 263 15.0 13.1-17.1 1,479 85.0 82.9-86.9
Female 3,115 625 20.6 18.9-22.3 2,490 79.4 77.7-81.1
RACE
White 3,216 431 13.6 12.2-15.0 2,785 86.4 85.0-87.8
African American 1,211 350 27.8 24.8-30.9 861 72.2 69.1-75.2
Other Minorities 13 0 0.0 . - . 13 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 308 40 11.4 8.0-16.0 268 88.6 84.0-92.0
25-34 796 161 18.6 15.7-21.8 635 81.4 78.2-84.3
35-44 854 213 23.6 20.4-27.1 641 76.4 72.9-79.6
45-54 903 218 24.4 21.0-28.1 685 75.6 71.9-79.0
55-64 844 137 15.9 13.2-19.0 707 84.1 81.0-86.8
65-74 661 78 10.9 8.4-13.9 583 89.1 86.1-91.6
75+ 473 39 9.5 6.6-13.6 434 90.5 86.4-93.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 823 205 24.4 20.8-28.3 618 75.6 71.7-79.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,547 318 20.6 18.3-23.1 1,229 79.4 76.9-81.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,277 234 17.1 14.9-19.6 1,043 82.9 80.4-85.1
College Graduate 1,201 131 10.5 8.6-12.6 1,070 89.5 87.4-91.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 645 201 32.3 27.8-37.1 444 67.7 62.9-72.2
$15,000- 24,999 911 251 26.2 22.8-30.0 660 73.8 70.0-77.2
$25,000- 34,999 581 102 19.9 16.3-24.2 479 80.1 75.8-83.7
$35,000- 49,999 647 100 16.5 13.3-20.3 547 83.5 79.7-86.7
$50,000-74,999 523 52 10.6 7.8-14.2 471 89.4 85.8-92.2
$75,000+ 544 44 7.8 5.6-10.7 500 92.2 89.3-94.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,711 469 27.5 25.0-30.1 1,242 72.5 69.9-75.0
No 3,103 412 13.2 11.8-14.7 2,691 86.8 85.3-88.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 695 75 11.7 9.1-14.8 620 88.3 85.2-90.9
Non-Veteran 4,029 805 19.8 18.3-21.3 3,224 80.2 78.7-81.7
Currently Serving 133 8 5.5 2.6-11.1 125 94.5 88.9-97.4

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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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