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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

Did your household take a tax deduction for health care expenses in the last federal tax return your household filed?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,280 2,068 16.1 15.3-16.9 11,212 83.9 83.1-84.7
GENDER
Male 4,925 751 15.3 14.1-16.5 4,174 84.7 83.5-85.9
Female 8,355 1,317 16.8 15.8-17.9 7,038 83.2 82.1-84.2
RACE
White 9,980 1,634 16.7 15.9-17.7 8,346 83.3 82.3-84.1
African American 2,380 318 15.6 13.7-17.6 2,062 84.4 82.4-86.3
Asian 72 9 15.5 7.7-28.8 63 84.5 71.2-92.3
Native American 260 36 15.9 10.8-22.8 224 84.1 77.2-89.2
Other Minorities 522 61 9.5 6.9-12.9 461 90.5 87.1-93.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 560 65 9.9 7.3-13.3 495 90.1 86.7-92.7
-English Speaking 247 39 17.1 11.8-24.1 208 82.9 75.9-88.2
-Spanish Speaking 313 26 6.1 3.8- 9.8 287 93.9 90.2-96.2
Non-Hispanic 12,709 2,002 16.5 15.7-17.3 10,707 83.5 82.7-84.3
AGE
18-24 640 42 6.4 4.4- 9.0 598 93.6 91.0-95.6
25-34 2,133 260 12.9 11.3-14.8 1,873 87.1 85.2-88.7
35-44 2,522 402 16.4 14.6-18.3 2,120 83.6 81.7-85.4
45-54 2,546 430 16.6 14.9-18.4 2,116 83.4 81.6-85.1
55-64 2,323 428 19.6 17.7-21.8 1,895 80.4 78.2-82.3
65-74 1,783 328 19.6 17.4-22.0 1,455 80.4 78.0-82.6
75+ 1,281 167 15.1 12.7-17.9 1,114 84.9 82.1-87.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,099 178 8.4 7.1- 9.9 1,921 91.6 90.1-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,836 561 15.5 14.1-17.0 3,275 84.5 83.0-85.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,377 566 17.9 16.3-19.6 2,811 82.1 80.4-83.7
College Graduate 3,950 760 19.0 17.5-20.6 3,190 81.0 79.4-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,543 95 6.5 5.1- 8.2 1,448 93.5 91.8-94.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,276 254 11.7 10.1-13.6 2,022 88.3 86.4-89.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,574 267 17.1 14.9-19.5 1,307 82.9 80.5-85.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,827 394 21.3 19.1-23.6 1,433 78.7 76.4-80.9
$50,000-74,999 1,619 328 20.7 18.4-23.2 1,291 79.3 76.8-81.6
$75,000+ 1,841 365 19.2 17.1-21.4 1,476 80.8 78.6-82.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,296 670 16.2 14.8-17.6 3,626 83.8 82.4-85.2
No 8,888 1,390 16.1 15.2-17.1 7,498 83.9 82.9-84.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,769 281 16.9 14.9-19.1 1,488 83.1 80.9-85.1
Non-Veteran 11,355 1,773 16.0 15.1-16.8 9,582 84.0 83.2-84.9
Currently Serving 154 14 11.3 6.4-19.0 140 88.7 81.0-93.6

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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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