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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 840 207 22.7 19.6-26.1 633 77.3 73.9-80.4
AGE
18-24 54 7 9.1 4.0-19.6 47 90.9 80.4-96.0
25-34 132 32 23.7 16.5-32.7 100 76.3 67.3-83.5
35-44 166 41 25.8 18.7-34.6 125 74.2 65.4-81.3
45-54 172 45 21.6 15.7-28.9 127 78.4 71.1-84.3
55-64 157 51 30.8 23.0-39.8 106 69.2 60.2-77.0
65-74 99 19 17.9 10.8-28.1 80 82.1 71.9-89.2
75+ 55 12 19.5 10.3-33.9 43 80.5 66.1-89.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 208 73 34.2 27.0-42.2 135 65.8 57.8-73.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 308 80 25.4 20.1-31.6 228 74.6 68.4-79.9
Some Post-H.S. 185 37 16.1 11.4-22.3 148 83.9 77.7-88.6
College Graduate 137 17 10.4 6.1-17.4 120 89.6 82.6-93.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 54 35.3 26.7-45.0 85 64.7 55.0-73.3
$15,000- 24,999 162 51 29.3 21.8-38.2 111 70.7 61.8-78.2
$25,000- 34,999 107 31 31.7 22.6-42.6 76 68.3 57.4-77.4
$35,000- 49,999 117 23 20.3 12.9-30.4 94 79.7 69.6-87.1
$50,000-74,999 95 9 8.1 4.0-15.7 86 91.9 84.3-96.0
$75,000+ 64 9 11.9 5.9-22.6 55 88.1 77.4-94.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 299 117 38.4 32.1-45.0 182 61.6 55.0-67.9
No 537 90 15.6 12.4-19.4 447 84.4 80.6-87.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 250 37 13.1 9.0-18.5 213 86.9 81.5-91.0
Non-Veteran 563 170 27.6 23.5-32.0 393 72.4 68.0-76.5
Currently Serving 27 0 0.0 . - . 27 100 . - .

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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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