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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-MALES

What do you think your household has had to give up in the last year to pay health care costs?

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  Total
Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,198 3,490 66.0 64.4-67.6 509 10.1 9.2-11.2 401 8.1 7.2- 9.0 798 15.8 14.6-17.1
RACE
White 3,955 2,724 67.9 66.1-69.6 372 9.9 8.8-11.1 299 7.7 6.7- 8.8 560 14.6 13.3-16.0
African American 815 513 63.7 59.7-67.5 84 10.1 8.0-12.8 53 7.5 5.5-10.2 165 18.6 15.8-21.8
Asian 36 26 72.9 53.9-86.0 4 8.4 2.8-22.5 3 10.8 3.4-29.7 3 7.9 2.1-25.6
Native American 87 59 68.1 54.2-79.4 4 3.5 1.2-10.0 3 3.4 1.0-10.9 21 25.0 14.7-39.1
Other Minorities 279 146 52.1 44.5-59.6 44 13.7 9.8-19.0 43 13.3 9.3-18.6 46 20.9 14.7-28.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 281 152 54.0 46.4-61.4 46 13.9 9.9-19.0 39 12.1 8.3-17.2 44 20.1 14.1-27.8
-English Speaking 93 67 73.5 61.4-82.9 10 8.6 4.4-16.3 8 10.3 4.4-22.3 8 7.6 3.3-16.6
-Spanish Speaking 188 85 47.2 38.2-56.4 36 15.7 10.7-22.3 31 12.7 8.4-18.7 36 24.4 16.8-34.1
Non-Hispanic 4,911 3,334 67.1 65.5-68.7 463 9.8 8.9-10.9 362 7.7 6.8- 8.7 752 15.4 14.2-16.6
AGE
18-24 298 218 71.7 64.6-77.9 27 6.8 4.4-10.4 23 6.7 4.2-10.6 30 14.7 9.6-21.8
25-34 855 546 63.6 59.6-67.4 97 11.8 9.5-14.6 99 11.4 9.1-14.1 113 13.2 10.7-16.2
35-44 1,033 638 60.1 56.4-63.7 142 14.4 11.9-17.2 96 9.4 7.3-11.9 157 16.1 13.5-19.2
45-54 1,001 656 64.0 60.2-67.6 108 11.0 8.9-13.5 73 7.5 5.8- 9.7 164 17.5 14.6-20.8
55-64 942 629 65.3 61.5-68.9 79 8.9 6.9-11.5 64 7.5 5.5-10.0 170 18.3 15.6-21.4
65-74 650 486 75.3 71.2-79.1 36 5.6 3.9- 8.0 30 5.1 3.2- 8.0 98 14.0 11.1-17.4
75+ 405 307 75.8 70.5-80.4 20 5.1 3.1- 8.3 16 4.4 2.5- 7.7 62 14.7 11.1-19.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 870 496 54.8 50.5-59.1 74 9.7 7.5-12.6 66 8.6 6.5-11.5 234 26.8 23.2-30.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,469 955 62.7 59.6-65.8 164 11.8 9.9-13.9 108 8.2 6.6-10.2 242 17.3 14.9-19.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,228 856 69.6 66.4-72.6 123 10.1 8.2-12.2 83 6.0 4.7- 7.6 166 14.4 12.1-17.0
College Graduate 1,620 1,174 72.7 70.1-75.3 148 9.1 7.5-10.9 143 9.1 7.6-11.0 155 9.1 7.6-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 457 230 48.7 42.4-55.0 34 7.9 5.4-11.4 23 5.2 3.1- 8.7 170 38.2 32.1-44.7
$15,000- 24,999 767 421 52.7 48.2-57.1 95 13.1 10.4-16.4 77 11.5 8.8-14.9 174 22.7 19.2-26.6
$25,000- 34,999 633 388 55.1 50.4-59.7 65 11.6 8.8-15.1 52 9.3 6.9-12.4 128 24.0 20.1-28.5
$35,000- 49,999 791 538 65.8 61.7-69.7 89 12.8 10.1-16.0 68 8.2 6.3-10.7 96 13.3 10.7-16.4
$50,000-74,999 756 535 71.9 68.1-75.5 98 12.2 9.8-15.1 65 8.8 6.7-11.4 58 7.1 5.3- 9.5
$75,000+ 874 703 79.6 76.2-82.6 65 7.8 6.0-10.2 51 6.0 4.3- 8.3 55 6.6 4.9- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,567 902 56.4 53.3-59.4 139 9.9 8.2-11.9 124 8.1 6.6-10.0 402 25.6 23.0-28.4
No 3,587 2,558 69.9 68.0-71.7 367 10.3 9.2-11.6 274 8.0 7.0- 9.2 388 11.8 10.5-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,674 1,227 73.3 70.6-75.8 150 9.0 7.5-10.8 88 5.1 4.0- 6.5 209 12.6 10.8-14.8
Non-Veteran 3,396 2,154 62.3 60.2-64.3 349 10.7 9.5-12.0 310 9.5 8.4-10.8 583 17.5 16.0-19.2
Currently Serving 126 108 85.3 76.9-90.9 10 8.7 4.4-16.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.6 6 4.1 1.7- 9.6

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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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