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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

In the past year, did you or another family member in your household have any problems paying medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,543 2,978 19.5 18.7-20.3 11,565 80.5 79.7-81.3
GENDER
Male 5,334 804 15.4 14.2-16.6 4,530 84.6 83.4-85.8
Female 9,209 2,174 23.3 22.2-24.4 7,035 76.7 75.6-77.8
RACE
White 10,911 1,968 17.5 16.6-18.4 8,943 82.5 81.6-83.4
African American 2,579 766 27.0 25.0-29.1 1,813 73.0 70.9-75.0
Asian 87 5 5.8 2.1-15.0 82 94.2 85.0-97.9
Native American 285 86 28.6 22.3-35.8 199 71.4 64.2-77.7
Other Minorities 604 143 22.2 18.0-27.0 461 77.8 73.0-82.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 647 154 21.5 17.5-26.2 493 78.5 73.8-82.5
-English Speaking 269 64 21.3 15.9-27.9 205 78.7 72.1-84.1
-Spanish Speaking 378 90 21.6 16.5-27.9 288 78.4 72.1-83.5
Non-Hispanic 13,881 2,821 19.3 18.6-20.2 11,060 80.7 79.8-81.4
AGE
18-24 783 144 17.4 14.3-21.0 639 82.6 79.0-85.7
25-34 2,334 496 19.6 17.7-21.6 1,838 80.4 78.4-82.3
35-44 2,736 652 22.1 20.2-24.0 2,084 77.9 76.0-79.8
45-54 2,733 690 24.1 22.1-26.2 2,043 75.9 73.8-77.9
55-64 2,490 522 19.3 17.5-21.2 1,968 80.7 78.8-82.5
65-74 1,941 294 14.4 12.5-16.5 1,647 85.6 83.5-87.5
75+ 1,461 167 11.0 9.2-13.1 1,294 89.0 86.9-90.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,370 690 28.8 26.5-31.3 1,680 71.2 68.7-73.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,244 989 23.0 21.4-24.7 3,255 77.0 75.3-78.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,658 794 20.4 18.9-22.1 2,864 79.6 77.9-81.1
College Graduate 4,248 500 10.3 9.3-11.4 3,748 89.7 88.6-90.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,676 619 36.8 33.6-40.0 1,057 63.2 60.0-66.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,461 767 31.5 29.1-33.9 1,694 68.5 66.1-70.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,693 378 23.2 20.7-25.8 1,315 76.8 74.2-79.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,929 347 17.9 15.9-20.0 1,582 82.1 80.0-84.1
$50,000-74,999 1,762 213 11.5 9.9-13.3 1,549 88.5 86.7-90.1
$75,000+ 1,992 127 5.8 4.7- 7.1 1,865 94.2 92.9-95.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,691 1,556 33.4 31.7-35.2 3,135 66.6 64.8-68.3
No 9,731 1,397 13.6 12.7-14.4 8,334 86.4 85.6-87.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,877 209 11.3 9.6-13.3 1,668 88.7 86.7-90.4
Non-Veteran 12,500 2,760 21.2 20.3-22.1 9,740 78.8 77.9-79.7
Currently Serving 164 9 5.3 2.6-10.8 155 94.7 89.2-97.4

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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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