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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

About how much money does your household pay monthly for health insurance premiums
(this would include any amount your household pays for health insurance either directly or taken out of paychecks)?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$100 $100-$299 $300-$499 $500+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,206 2,784 20.9 20.1-21.8 4,692 40.0 38.9-41.2 2,945 23.8 22.8-24.7 1,240 10.5 9.8-11.2 545 4.8 4.3- 5.3
GENDER
Male 4,646 931 18.5 17.2-19.8 1,881 42.2 40.4-44.0 1,125 23.8 22.4-25.3 470 10.3 9.3-11.4 239 5.2 4.5- 6.0
Female 7,560 1,853 23.4 22.2-24.6 2,811 37.9 36.5-39.3 1,820 23.7 22.6-25.0 770 10.6 9.8-11.5 306 4.4 3.8- 5.0
RACE
White 9,116 2,052 21.3 20.3-22.4 2,975 32.9 31.7-34.1 2,475 26.9 25.8-28.0 1,110 12.9 12.1-13.8 504 6.0 5.4- 6.6
African American 2,179 582 24.0 21.9-26.2 1,136 52.8 50.1-55.4 359 18.2 16.1-20.4 79 3.7 2.9- 4.8 23 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Asian 71 9 9.3 4.1-19.9 28 36.9 24.6-51.2 20 37.8 24.0-53.8 9 10.5 4.6-22.4 5 5.4 2.1-13.6
Native American 247 67 28.6 21.0-37.6 116 46.4 38.1-55.0 39 13.5 9.1-19.7 20 9.8 5.6-16.8 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4
Other Minorities 539 62 8.3 6.0-11.4 406 80.3 76.0-84.0 47 7.4 5.2-10.3 19 2.7 1.5- 4.6 5 1.4 0.6- 3.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 576 66 8.4 6.3-11.2 415 77.5 73.2-81.3 66 9.8 7.2-13.1 24 3.5 2.1- 5.8 5 0.8 0.3- 2.3
-English Speaking 225 55 23.7 17.5-31.1 99 42.6 34.6-51.1 47 22.5 16.2-30.4 21 10.2 5.9-17.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1
-Spanish Speaking 351 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1 316 91.9 88.1-94.6 19 4.5 2.5- 7.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1
Non-Hispanic 11,613 2,716 21.9 21.0-22.9 4,267 37.2 36.1-38.3 2,876 24.8 23.9-25.8 1,215 11.0 10.3-11.8 539 5.1 4.6- 5.6
AGE
18-24 657 206 24.7 21.2-28.7 369 64.6 60.1-68.8 64 8.8 6.5-11.8 16 1.7 0.9- 3.0 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
25-34 2,079 482 20.3 18.3-22.4 924 47.6 44.8-50.3 429 20.5 18.4-22.7 175 8.0 6.7- 9.5 69 3.7 2.8- 4.9
35-44 2,397 446 17.3 15.5-19.2 966 40.1 37.6-42.6 604 25.2 23.1-27.4 267 12.4 10.8-14.2 114 5.0 4.1- 6.2
45-54 2,373 491 19.7 17.8-21.7 949 38.2 35.8-40.7 531 22.9 20.8-25.1 253 12.0 10.4-13.8 149 7.2 6.0- 8.7
55-64 2,103 509 23.4 21.2-25.9 758 35.0 32.5-37.6 457 23.4 21.1-25.8 245 11.7 10.1-13.5 134 6.5 5.3- 7.9
65-74 1,538 367 22.7 20.2-25.3 462 31.3 28.4-34.4 502 32.2 29.4-35.2 162 10.8 9.1-12.9 45 3.0 2.1- 4.2
75+ 1,024 277 25.9 22.7-29.4 252 24.4 21.2-27.8 345 33.1 29.5-36.8 118 13.3 10.8-16.4 32 3.4 2.3- 4.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,012 458 18.3 16.3-20.4 1,077 61.3 58.5-63.9 348 14.5 12.8-16.5 100 4.7 3.7- 5.9 29 1.2 0.8- 1.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,588 786 20.8 19.2-22.5 1,537 44.5 42.4-46.6 828 21.9 20.3-23.6 305 8.6 7.5- 9.9 132 4.2 3.4- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,122 715 21.9 20.1-23.7 1,135 36.7 34.6-38.8 773 24.7 22.9-26.7 364 12.4 11.0-14.0 135 4.3 3.5- 5.3
College Graduate 3,469 824 21.9 20.2-23.6 934 26.1 24.3-27.9 992 30.2 28.3-32.2 470 14.1 12.7-15.6 249 7.8 6.7- 9.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,502 461 27.6 24.8-30.6 766 57.6 54.3-60.9 211 11.0 9.2-13.0 51 2.9 2.1- 4.1 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,203 414 16.9 15.0-19.0 1,150 57.1 54.4-59.8 455 18.0 16.2-20.0 138 5.7 4.6- 6.9 46 2.3 1.6- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,491 312 19.3 17.1-21.7 609 41.6 38.6-44.8 373 25.1 22.5-27.9 149 10.3 8.5-12.4 48 3.7 2.6- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,699 360 18.6 16.5-20.8 554 34.0 31.2-36.8 508 30.6 28.0-33.4 206 11.6 10.0-13.5 71 5.2 3.9- 6.9
$50,000-74,999 1,524 353 22.7 20.3-25.4 397 26.2 23.6-28.9 441 29.1 26.4-31.9 237 16.3 14.2-18.8 96 5.7 4.5- 7.1
$75,000+ 1,665 309 17.6 15.5-19.9 369 22.1 19.8-24.6 514 31.7 29.0-34.6 275 17.5 15.3-20.0 198 11.1 9.4-12.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,874 1,030 25.4 23.7-27.2 1,515 41.1 39.0-43.1 837 20.9 19.4-22.6 342 8.4 7.4- 9.5 150 4.2 3.5- 5.1
No 7,954 1,727 19.7 18.7-20.8 2,859 37.3 35.9-38.7 2,089 26.0 24.8-27.2 885 11.8 10.9-12.7 394 5.2 4.6- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,626 346 20.8 18.5-23.4 571 33.8 31.0-36.6 446 28.1 25.5-30.8 179 12.0 10.2-14.1 84 5.3 4.1- 6.7
Non-Veteran 10,407 2,345 20.3 19.4-21.3 4,064 41.4 40.1-42.6 2,483 23.2 22.2-24.3 1,056 10.3 9.6-11.1 459 4.7 4.3- 5.3
Currently Serving 148 93 64.4 55.1-72.6 33 21.3 14.8-29.6 15 10.4 5.8-17.9 5 3.3 1.4- 7.8 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having some type of health insurance.

^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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