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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-MALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,925 751 15.3 14.1-16.5 4,174 84.7 83.5-85.9
RACE
White 3,754 586 15.7 14.3-17.1 3,168 84.3 82.9-85.7
African American 771 112 15.8 12.9-19.2 659 84.2 80.8-87.1
Asian 36 6 16.3 7.1-33.2 30 83.7 66.8-92.9
Native American 80 14 20.9 11.7-34.5 66 79.1 65.5-88.3
Other Minorities 260 30 9.7 6.4-14.7 230 90.3 85.3-93.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 262 23 8.0 4.9-12.7 239 92.0 87.3-95.1
-English Speaking 90 10 13.1 6.2-25.5 80 86.9 74.5-93.8
-Spanish Speaking 172 13 6.0 3.2-11.2 159 94.0 88.8-96.8
Non-Hispanic 4,659 728 15.9 14.7-17.2 3,931 84.1 82.8-85.3
AGE
18-24 253 14 5.1 2.8- 9.4 239 94.9 90.6-97.2
25-34 799 94 12.4 9.9-15.3 705 87.6 84.7-90.1
35-44 975 149 15.2 12.6-18.1 826 84.8 81.9-87.4
45-54 959 143 14.4 12.0-17.2 816 85.6 82.8-88.0
55-64 913 178 20.2 17.2-23.6 735 79.8 76.4-82.8
65-74 630 118 18.7 15.4-22.4 512 81.3 77.6-84.6
75+ 386 54 16.4 12.2-21.8 332 83.6 78.2-87.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 800 76 7.7 6.0-10.0 724 92.3 90.0-94.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,367 213 16.2 14.0-18.7 1,154 83.8 81.3-86.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,162 178 16.1 13.6-18.8 984 83.9 81.2-86.4
College Graduate 1,585 283 18.0 15.8-20.4 1,302 82.0 79.6-84.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 438 27 5.6 3.7- 8.5 411 94.4 91.5-96.3
$15,000- 24,999 728 69 10.1 7.6-13.3 659 89.9 86.7-92.4
$25,000- 34,999 603 97 17.5 14.1-21.6 506 82.5 78.4-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 771 157 20.2 17.0-23.8 614 79.8 76.2-83.0
$50,000-74,999 713 129 18.0 15.0-21.4 584 82.0 78.6-85.0
$75,000+ 842 160 18.4 15.6-21.7 682 81.6 78.3-84.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,491 222 14.7 12.7-17.0 1,269 85.3 83.0-87.3
No 3,394 526 15.6 14.2-17.1 2,868 84.4 82.9-85.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,611 258 16.9 14.8-19.2 1,353 83.1 80.8-85.2
Non-Veteran 3,190 481 14.6 13.2-16.1 2,709 85.4 83.9-86.8
Currently Serving 122 12 12.1 6.7-20.8 110 87.9 79.2-93.3

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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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