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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

What do you think your household has had to give up in the last year to pay health care costs?

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  Total
Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
GENDER
Male 5,198 3,490 66.0 64.4-67.6 509 10.1 9.2-11.2 401 8.1 7.2- 9.0 798 15.8 14.6-17.1
Female 8,974 5,248 57.5 56.2-58.8 906 11.4 10.5-12.3 831 9.8 9.0-10.6 1,989 21.3 20.3-22.4
RACE
White 10,653 6,674 62.6 61.4-63.7 1,077 10.8 10.1-11.6 924 8.9 8.2- 9.6 1,978 17.7 16.8-18.6
African American 2,504 1,473 60.0 57.6-62.4 216 9.3 8.0-10.8 202 8.5 7.2-10.0 613 22.2 20.3-24.2
Asian 82 56 67.3 53.3-78.7 10 9.5 4.3-19.9 6 12.4 5.1-27.2 10 10.8 5.3-20.9
Native American 277 172 62.7 54.8-70.0 20 8.6 5.0-14.6 18 5.1 2.9- 8.8 67 23.5 17.5-30.8
Other Minorities 580 308 52.4 46.9-57.9 86 15.1 11.9-19.0 80 12.2 9.3-15.8 106 20.2 15.8-25.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 621 324 52.9 47.6-58.2 101 16.1 12.8-20.0 80 11.5 8.8-14.9 116 19.5 15.3-24.6
-English Speaking 258 156 64.9 57.3-71.8 29 11.0 7.1-16.6 22 9.8 5.8-16.0 51 14.4 10.2-19.8
-Spanish Speaking 363 168 47.4 40.5-54.3 72 18.5 14.2-23.7 58 12.3 8.9-16.6 65 21.9 16.2-28.9
Non-Hispanic 13,536 8,404 62.2 61.2-63.2 1,314 10.4 9.8-11.1 1,151 8.8 8.2- 9.4 2,667 18.6 17.8-19.4
AGE
18-24 738 509 68.7 64.1-72.9 68 8.6 6.5-11.1 65 8.3 6.2-11.1 96 14.4 11.1-18.5
25-34 2,298 1,355 59.6 57.0-62.0 326 14.2 12.5-16.0 274 11.8 10.3-13.5 343 14.4 12.8-16.3
35-44 2,678 1,509 55.7 53.4-58.1 373 15.0 13.3-16.8 275 10.3 8.9-11.8 521 19.0 17.2-21.0
45-54 2,685 1,559 57.8 55.4-60.1 292 11.8 10.4-13.5 250 9.3 8.0-10.7 584 21.1 19.2-23.2
55-64 2,443 1,533 62.8 60.3-65.2 192 8.6 7.2-10.1 179 7.6 6.3- 9.1 539 21.1 19.2-23.2
65-74 1,878 1,252 69.4 66.7-71.9 109 5.4 4.3- 6.7 115 6.2 4.8- 7.9 402 19.1 17.0-21.3
75+ 1,392 986 72.0 69.0-74.8 53 3.9 2.8- 5.5 67 5.0 3.7- 6.6 286 19.1 16.7-21.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,269 1,251 53.3 50.6-56.1 157 8.7 7.2-10.4 163 8.2 6.7- 9.9 698 29.8 27.3-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,137 2,507 60.2 58.3-62.1 396 10.5 9.4-11.8 332 8.4 7.4- 9.6 902 20.9 19.3-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 3,573 2,196 61.9 59.9-63.9 406 12.2 10.9-13.6 280 7.3 6.4- 8.4 691 18.6 17.0-20.2
College Graduate 4,172 2,769 66.9 65.1-68.7 456 11.1 10.0-12.3 456 11.2 10.1-12.5 491 10.8 9.7-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,606 765 47.1 43.7-50.5 105 6.9 5.5- 8.8 109 7.3 5.7- 9.4 627 38.7 35.4-42.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,387 1,230 49.8 47.2-52.5 254 11.7 10.1-13.5 229 10.7 9.1-12.6 674 27.8 25.5-30.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,652 962 54.5 51.5-57.5 194 12.5 10.6-14.7 147 9.6 8.0-11.5 349 23.4 20.8-26.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,905 1,181 60.9 58.2-63.6 232 13.4 11.5-15.4 199 10.3 8.8-12.1 293 15.4 13.5-17.4
$50,000-74,999 1,743 1,163 67.0 64.3-69.6 229 13.6 11.7-15.8 176 10.0 8.5-11.8 175 9.4 7.9-11.1
$75,000+ 1,970 1,470 74.6 72.2-76.9 192 9.8 8.3-11.5 172 8.4 7.0-10.0 136 7.2 5.9- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,540 2,336 51.3 49.4-53.2 374 9.6 8.5-10.8 398 9.1 8.1-10.2 1,432 30.0 28.3-31.7
No 9,518 6,331 65.9 64.7-67.1 1,035 11.4 10.6-12.2 824 8.8 8.1- 9.6 1,328 13.9 13.0-14.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,837 1,339 72.9 70.4-75.3 165 9.2 7.7-10.9 100 5.3 4.3- 6.7 233 12.6 10.8-14.6
Non-Veteran 12,173 7,263 59.2 58.1-60.3 1,239 11.1 10.4-11.9 1,127 9.7 9.0-10.4 2,544 20.0 19.1-20.9
Currently Serving 160 135 84.7 77.3-90.0 11 8.1 4.2-14.8 4 2.2 0.7- 6.6 10 5.1 2.5- 9.8

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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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