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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,987 6,000 83.9 82.6-85.1 987 16.1 14.9-17.4
GENDER
Male 2,904 2,463 81.2 79.1-83.1 441 18.8 16.9-20.9
Female 4,083 3,537 86.9 85.5-88.1 546 13.1 11.9-14.5
RACE
White 5,098 4,583 89.9 88.7-90.9 515 10.1 9.1-11.3
African American 1,279 1,037 80.4 77.4-83.2 242 19.6 16.8-22.6
Asian 51 44 90.8 80.0-96.0 7 9.2 4.0-20.0
Native American 132 103 75.8 64.3-84.5 29 24.2 15.5-35.7
Other Minorities 381 194 42.0 35.7-48.5 187 58.0 51.5-64.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 409 221 45.3 39.1-51.6 188 54.7 48.4-60.9
-English Speaking 158 132 85.4 77.9-90.6 26 14.6 9.4-22.1
-Spanish Speaking 251 89 30.0 23.3-37.6 162 70.0 62.4-76.7
Non-Hispanic 6,574 5,775 87.7 86.6-88.7 799 12.3 11.3-13.4
AGE
18-24 440 297 58.0 51.7-64.0 143 42.0 36.0-48.3
25-34 1,692 1,400 79.4 76.6-82.0 292 20.6 18.0-23.4
35-44 1,964 1,706 85.8 83.4-87.9 258 14.2 12.1-16.6
45-54 1,794 1,602 90.1 88.1-91.8 192 9.9 8.2-11.9
55-64 1,097 995 91.7 89.6-93.5 102 8.3 6.5-10.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 660 383 52.2 47.1-57.3 277 47.8 42.7-52.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,966 1,603 79.4 76.7-81.8 363 20.6 18.2-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,896 1,662 87.1 85.0-89.0 234 12.9 11.0-15.0
College Graduate 2,461 2,349 95.7 94.5-96.7 112 4.3 3.3- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 311 134 38.8 31.0-47.2 177 61.2 52.8-69.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,007 656 58.6 54.3-62.9 351 41.4 37.1-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 960 817 83.0 79.6-85.9 143 17.0 14.1-20.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,210 1,130 92.5 90.4-94.2 80 7.5 5.8- 9.6
$50,000-74,999 1,165 1,114 94.6 92.6-96.1 51 5.4 3.9- 7.4
$75,000+ 1,336 1,315 98.4 97.5-99.0 21 1.6 1.0- 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,257 1,012 76.7 72.9-80.1 245 23.3 19.9-27.1
No 5,512 4,816 85.7 84.4-87.0 696 14.3 13.0-15.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 674 607 90.1 86.4-92.8 67 9.9 7.2-13.6
Non-Veteran 6,153 5,235 82.7 81.3-84.0 918 17.3 16.0-18.7
Currently Serving 149 147 98.3 92.5-99.6 2 1.7 0.4- 7.5

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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