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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-MALES

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 5,334 804 15.4 14.2-16.6 4,530 84.6 83.4-85.8
RACE
White 4,049 527 13.7 12.4-15.0 3,522 86.3 85.0-87.6
African American 840 201 21.5 18.6-24.8 639 78.5 75.2-81.4
Asian 39 3 8.6 2.6-25.1 36 91.4 74.9-97.4
Native American 88 23 23.6 14.4-36.3 65 76.4 63.7-85.6
Other Minorities 291 48 18.8 13.3-25.9 243 81.2 74.1-86.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 292 50 18.8 13.3-25.8 242 81.2 74.2-86.7
-English Speaking 97 15 15.0 8.2-26.0 82 85.0 74.0-91.8
-Spanish Speaking 195 35 20.1 13.4-29.0 160 79.9 71.0-86.6
Non-Hispanic 5,036 753 15.1 13.9-16.3 4,283 84.9 83.7-86.1
AGE
18-24 313 41 14.4 10.2-20.0 272 85.6 80.0-89.8
25-34 871 136 16.3 13.4-19.6 735 83.7 80.4-86.6
35-44 1,053 175 16.6 14.0-19.5 878 83.4 80.5-86.0
45-54 1,023 176 17.8 14.9-21.1 847 82.2 78.9-85.1
55-64 966 171 16.4 13.9-19.4 795 83.6 80.6-86.1
65-74 670 66 10.9 8.2-14.3 604 89.1 85.7-91.8
75+ 421 38 8.8 6.1-12.6 383 91.2 87.4-93.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 908 225 24.2 20.8-28.0 683 75.8 72.0-79.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,509 268 19.1 16.7-21.9 1,241 80.9 78.1-83.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,255 179 14.0 11.8-16.4 1,076 86.0 83.6-88.2
College Graduate 1,650 131 7.8 6.5- 9.5 1,519 92.2 90.5-93.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 481 164 33.5 27.9-39.6 317 66.5 60.4-72.1
$15,000- 24,999 797 193 24.6 21.0-28.6 604 75.4 71.4-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 648 113 20.3 16.7-24.4 535 79.7 75.6-83.3
$35,000- 49,999 804 99 13.0 10.5-16.1 705 87.0 83.9-89.5
$50,000-74,999 766 69 8.7 6.7-11.2 697 91.3 88.8-93.3
$75,000+ 884 45 5.1 3.7- 7.1 839 94.9 92.9-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,618 438 28.8 26.0-31.7 1,180 71.2 68.3-74.0
No 3,669 360 10.0 8.9-11.3 3,309 90.0 88.7-91.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,712 181 10.9 9.1-13.0 1,531 89.1 87.0-90.9
Non-Veteran 3,490 617 17.7 16.2-19.3 2,873 82.3 80.7-83.8
Currently Serving 130 6 4.8 2.0-11.1 124 95.2 88.9-98.0

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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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