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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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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%)
North Carolina 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 383 229 59.6 53.7-65.2 36 10.2 7.0-14.6 27 7.4 4.9-11.0 91 22.9 18.3-28.1
Buncombe 351 213 60.4 54.6-66.0 36 9.8 7.0-13.7 27 8.7 5.7-13.0 75 21.0 16.7-26.2
Cabarrus 400 239 59.7 54.1-65.0 46 12.9 9.4-17.4 31 8.2 5.6-11.9 84 19.2 15.2-24.0
Catawba 351 209 58.7 52.3-64.8 37 12.6 8.9-17.7 38 12.2 7.9-18.3 67 16.5 12.8-21.2
Cumberland 422 308 75.0 70.0-79.4 25 6.2 3.9- 9.8 22 5.7 3.6- 9.0 67 13.1 10.1-16.8
Davidson 358 226 63.9 58.0-69.4 32 10.0 6.8-14.4 33 9.4 6.5-13.4 67 16.7 12.9-21.3
Durham 391 254 65.2 59.5-70.5 40 9.8 6.8-13.9 42 11.6 8.3-16.1 55 13.4 10.0-17.7
Forsyth 424 276 65.2 59.9-70.2 40 10.1 7.2-13.8 40 9.3 6.7-12.9 68 15.4 11.9-19.9
Gaston 352 182 49.7 43.8-55.6 37 10.5 7.4-14.7 32 11.0 7.6-15.6 101 28.9 23.8-34.6
Guilford 404 266 65.7 60.1-70.9 46 11.5 8.4-15.6 33 8.2 5.6-11.8 59 14.5 10.6-19.5
Iredell 409 241 58.6 53.0-64.1 53 14.9 11.2-19.5 30 6.5 4.4- 9.5 85 20.0 16.0-24.7
Johnston 455 278 61.2 55.4-66.6 46 11.4 8.1-15.8 43 10.6 7.5-14.8 88 16.8 13.1-21.4
Mecklenburg 604 395 64.6 60.1-68.8 57 9.0 6.8-11.8 49 8.7 6.3-11.8 103 17.8 14.4-21.6
New Hanover 359 245 68.4 62.8-73.5 29 7.6 5.2-11.0 32 8.4 5.8-12.1 53 15.6 11.7-20.3
Onslow 369 264 74.7 69.6-79.1 33 8.8 6.1-12.5 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7 54 12.4 9.3-16.3
Orange 394 274 70.4 65.0-75.2 30 7.9 5.4-11.4 40 10.2 7.3-13.9 50 11.6 8.3-15.8
Pitt 361 244 65.6 59.6-71.2 26 8.9 5.8-13.5 35 9.6 6.6-13.8 56 15.8 11.9-20.9
Randolph 336 191 55.1 48.8-61.3 29 8.9 5.9-13.3 37 10.7 7.6-14.9 79 25.3 20.0-31.4
Robeson 357 212 60.3 54.3-66.0 31 7.7 5.2-11.4 35 9.9 7.0-13.8 79 22.1 17.5-27.5
Rowan 433 268 64.0 58.7-69.1 35 7.9 5.5-11.1 25 6.2 4.0- 9.5 105 21.9 17.8-26.7
Union 407 231 60.4 54.8-65.7 56 13.4 10.1-17.5 42 9.1 6.5-12.4 78 17.2 13.5-21.7
Wake 565 364 63.7 59.0-68.1 65 11.8 9.1-15.1 57 9.3 6.9-12.3 79 15.2 12.0-19.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 341 228 67.1 61.2-72.6 36 12.2 8.5-17.1 27 8.7 5.9-12.8 50 12.0 8.9-16.0
Northeast Partnership II 452 282 62.1 56.8-67.0 33 7.7 5.3-11.0 42 8.9 6.3-12.3 95 21.4 17.4-26.0
Northeast Partnership I 377 209 55.0 49.1-60.7 43 11.9 8.6-16.2 27 7.2 4.6-11.1 98 25.9 21.2-31.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 344 205 59.8 53.5-65.7 24 9.0 5.7-13.9 29 7.1 4.8-10.4 86 24.2 19.2-30.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 434 252 60.3 54.9-65.6 46 12.1 8.9-16.4 33 6.6 4.5- 9.6 103 20.9 17.0-25.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 381 217 56.8 51.1-62.3 40 11.4 8.3-15.5 33 8.2 5.7-11.7 91 23.6 19.2-28.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 383 217 56.0 50.3-61.4 41 10.9 8.0-14.8 39 11.2 8.0-15.6 86 21.8 17.6-26.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 427 260 58.5 52.9-64.0 44 11.6 8.3-15.9 46 12.6 9.2-17.1 77 17.2 13.5-21.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 506 308 60.0 55.0-64.9 45 10.4 7.5-14.0 37 7.6 5.4-10.6 116 22.0 18.2-26.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 342 183 52.6 46.7-58.5 43 13.2 9.7-17.7 44 13.5 9.9-18.2 72 20.6 16.3-25.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 339 195 55.6 48.7-62.3 45 12.1 8.9-16.3 25 7.3 4.2-12.3 74 25.0 18.9-32.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 396 240 58.1 52.3-63.6 45 12.1 8.8-16.4 32 10.1 6.9-14.5 79 19.7 15.5-24.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 565 333 57.7 52.7-62.6 65 13.6 10.4-17.6 50 8.8 6.4-12.0 117 19.9 16.2-24.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 938 559 60.0 56.2-63.6 87 9.7 7.7-12.2 81 8.9 6.9-11.3 211 21.4 18.6-24.6
No 13,234 8,179 61.7 60.6-62.7 1,328 10.9 10.2-11.6 1,151 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,576 18.5 17.7-19.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,730 3,008 63.5 61.8-65.2 411 9.6 8.6-10.8 380 7.8 6.9- 8.7 931 19.0 17.7-20.5
Piedmont 7,903 4,830 61.8 60.5-63.2 824 10.9 10.1-11.8 722 9.5 8.7-10.3 1,527 17.8 16.7-18.8
Western NC 1,539 900 56.8 53.8-59.9 180 12.6 10.6-14.8 130 9.3 7.7-11.3 329 21.3 18.8-23.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 895 536 58.7 54.7-62.6 98 12.3 9.8-15.4 76 8.9 6.9-11.4 185 20.1 17.1-23.5
Northwest 2,744 1,652 59.0 56.7-61.3 297 11.8 10.4-13.4 232 9.7 8.3-11.3 563 19.5 17.8-21.4
Charlotte 2,098 1,251 61.8 59.2-64.4 235 10.7 9.2-12.4 182 8.8 7.3-10.5 430 18.7 16.8-20.9
Greensboro 1,851 1,162 63.1 60.2-65.8 175 10.6 8.9-12.6 178 9.7 8.2-11.5 336 16.6 14.6-18.8
Southern Regional 1,483 935 64.5 61.5-67.3 127 9.0 7.3-11.1 113 7.7 6.2- 9.4 308 18.8 16.7-21.2
Coastal 712 454 63.4 59.3-67.4 62 9.4 7.2-12.3 60 7.7 5.9-10.1 136 19.4 16.3-22.9
Wake 1,948 1,205 62.4 59.6-65.2 205 11.1 9.4-13.1 189 9.8 8.2-11.6 349 16.7 14.6-19.0
Area L 561 326 58.5 53.6-63.2 39 8.4 5.8-12.0 52 8.5 6.3-11.4 144 24.6 20.7-29.1
Eastern 1,787 1,161 64.3 61.5-66.9 169 11.0 9.2-13.0 137 7.6 6.2- 9.2 320 17.2 15.2-19.3

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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