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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,729 540 29.9 27.3-32.7 1,189 70.1 67.3-72.7
AGE
18-24 103 21 12.7 7.5-20.6 82 87.3 79.4-92.5
25-34 318 96 26.8 21.5-32.9 222 73.2 67.1-78.5
35-44 336 130 37.7 31.5-44.4 206 62.3 55.6-68.5
45-54 334 142 41.0 34.6-47.7 192 59.0 52.3-65.4
55-64 256 77 28.6 22.4-35.8 179 71.4 64.2-77.6
65-74 218 52 24.2 17.5-32.4 166 75.8 67.6-82.5
75+ 154 20 12.7 7.8-20.1 134 87.3 79.9-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 366 106 30.0 24.7-36.0 260 70.0 64.0-75.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 557 197 33.1 28.5-38.1 360 66.9 61.9-71.5
Some Post-H.S. 454 152 32.7 27.5-38.5 302 67.3 61.5-72.5
College Graduate 349 84 21.7 17.0-27.3 265 78.3 72.7-83.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 132 34.7 29.1-40.7 241 65.3 59.3-70.9
$15,000- 24,999 428 177 42.5 36.7-48.4 251 57.5 51.6-63.3
$25,000- 34,999 226 67 25.7 19.4-33.2 159 74.3 66.8-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 175 41 25.5 18.3-34.4 134 74.5 65.6-81.7
$50,000-74,999 91 18 22.2 13.1-35.1 73 77.8 64.9-86.9
$75,000+ 79 15 20.3 11.6-33.2 64 79.7 66.8-88.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 627 258 41.9 37.2-46.7 369 58.1 53.3-62.8
No 1,081 272 23.8 20.8-27.1 809 76.2 72.9-79.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 16 32.0 18.2-49.9 34 68.0 50.1-81.8
Non-Veteran 1,669 522 29.9 27.3-32.7 1,147 70.1 67.3-72.7
Currently Serving 10 2 22.0 5.2-59.2 8 78.0 40.8-94.8

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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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