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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,019 2,492 16.6 15.8-17.4 12,527 83.4 82.6-84.2
GENDER
Male 5,543 746 14.3 13.1-15.5 4,797 85.7 84.5-86.9
Female 9,476 1,746 18.7 17.7-19.7 7,730 81.3 80.3-82.3
RACE
White 11,234 1,614 14.4 13.6-15.2 9,620 85.6 84.8-86.4
African American 2,692 602 20.8 18.9-22.7 2,090 79.2 77.3-81.1
Asian 87 14 14.9 7.9-26.2 73 85.1 73.8-92.1
Native American 292 79 27.2 21.1-34.2 213 72.8 65.8-78.9
Other Minorities 624 165 27.3 22.7-32.4 459 72.7 67.6-77.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 669 160 24.2 19.9-29.1 509 75.8 70.9-80.1
-English Speaking 278 57 18.5 13.6-24.6 221 81.5 75.4-86.4
-Spanish Speaking 391 103 26.8 21.1-33.3 288 73.2 66.7-78.9
Non-Hispanic 14,330 2,326 16.0 15.3-16.8 12,004 84.0 83.2-84.7
AGE
18-24 843 154 18.3 15.1-22.0 689 81.7 78.0-84.9
25-34 2,396 448 18.8 16.9-20.9 1,948 81.2 79.1-83.1
35-44 2,824 581 20.1 18.3-22.1 2,243 79.9 77.9-81.7
45-54 2,805 602 20.7 18.9-22.7 2,203 79.3 77.3-81.1
55-64 2,558 387 14.2 12.6-15.9 2,171 85.8 84.1-87.4
65-74 1,994 189 8.1 6.8- 9.7 1,805 91.9 90.3-93.2
75+ 1,524 121 7.7 6.2- 9.5 1,403 92.3 90.5-93.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,482 612 26.2 23.9-28.7 1,870 73.8 71.3-76.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,424 825 18.9 17.4-20.4 3,599 81.1 79.6-82.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,766 676 17.6 16.1-19.2 3,090 82.4 80.8-83.9
College Graduate 4,323 372 8.0 7.1- 9.0 3,951 92.0 91.0-92.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,735 581 34.7 31.6-38.0 1,154 65.3 62.0-68.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,539 680 28.6 26.3-31.0 1,859 71.4 69.0-73.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,731 306 19.6 17.2-22.2 1,425 80.4 77.8-82.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,973 226 11.9 10.3-13.8 1,747 88.1 86.2-89.7
$50,000-74,999 1,800 134 7.7 6.3- 9.4 1,666 92.3 90.6-93.7
$75,000+ 2,018 73 3.9 2.9- 5.2 1,945 96.1 94.8-97.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,791 1,220 26.2 24.6-27.9 3,571 73.8 72.1-75.4
No 9,784 1,196 12.4 11.6-13.3 8,588 87.6 86.7-88.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,937 197 9.9 8.3-11.8 1,740 90.1 88.2-91.7
Non-Veteran 12,888 2,282 17.9 17.1-18.8 10,606 82.1 81.2-82.9
Currently Serving 169 9 5.6 2.6-11.4 160 94.4 88.6-97.4

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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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