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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage -Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,432 9,325 79.8 78.8-80.8 2,107 20.2 19.2-21.2
GENDER
Male 4,389 3,521 77.6 75.9-79.2 868 22.4 20.8-24.1
Female 7,043 5,804 82.0 80.8-83.1 1,239 18.0 16.9-19.2
RACE
White 8,315 7,134 85.5 84.5-86.4 1,181 14.5 13.6-15.5
African American 2,127 1,643 76.7 74.3-79.0 484 23.3 21.0-25.7
Asian 85 70 83.9 73.0-91.0 15 16.1 9.0-27.0
Native American 241 171 70.5 62.4-77.5 70 29.5 22.5-37.6
Other Minorities 596 256 36.6 31.8-41.7 340 63.4 58.3-68.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 622 284 39.2 34.4-44.2 338 60.8 55.8-65.6
-English Speaking 235 186 78.4 70.8-84.4 49 21.6 15.6-29.2
-Spanish Speaking 387 98 23.4 18.4-29.2 289 76.6 70.8-81.6
Non-Hispanic 10,801 9,035 83.3 82.4-84.2 1,766 16.7 15.8-17.6
AGE
18-24 837 576 61.4 56.9-65.7 261 38.6 34.3-43.1
25-34 2,400 1,860 74.4 71.9-76.7 540 25.6 23.3-28.1
35-44 2,827 2,315 81.1 79.1-83.0 512 18.9 17.0-20.9
45-54 2,807 2,361 84.6 82.8-86.2 446 15.4 13.8-17.2
55-64 2,561 2,213 86.9 85.1-88.5 348 13.1 11.5-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,478 860 52.3 48.9-55.6 618 47.7 44.4-51.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,335 2,583 75.8 73.8-77.7 752 24.2 22.3-26.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,025 2,537 83.7 82.0-85.4 488 16.3 14.6-18.0
College Graduate 3,586 3,339 93.3 92.2-94.3 247 6.7 5.7- 7.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,122 681 56.1 52.0-60.2 441 43.9 39.8-48.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,810 1,132 58.2 55.0-61.2 678 41.8 38.8-45.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,368 1,120 79.5 76.5-82.1 248 20.5 17.9-23.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,679 1,528 89.3 87.3-91.1 151 10.7 8.9-12.7
$50,000-74,999 1,586 1,500 93.9 92.2-95.3 86 6.1 4.7- 7.8
$75,000+ 1,861 1,805 97.1 96.0-97.9 56 2.9 2.1- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,090 2,406 74.9 72.7-77.0 684 25.1 23.0-27.3
No 8,001 6,662 81.9 80.7-83.0 1,339 18.1 17.0-19.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,144 976 86.0 83.2-88.3 168 14.0 11.7-16.8
Non-Veteran 10,105 8,174 78.7 77.6-79.8 1,931 21.3 20.2-22.4
Currently Serving 163 159 98.0 93.3-99.4 4 2.0 0.6- 6.7

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

^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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