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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

About how much money does your household pay monthly for health insurance premiums
(this would include any amount your household pays for health insurance either directly or taken out of paychecks)?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$100 $100-$299 $300-$499 $500+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,206 2,784 20.9 20.1-21.8 4,692 40.0 38.9-41.2 2,945 23.8 22.8-24.7 1,240 10.5 9.8-11.2 545 4.8 4.3- 5.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 324 73 23.1 17.9-29.2 141 42.5 36.5-48.8 78 23.6 18.7-29.2 26 8.7 5.8-12.9 6 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Buncombe 306 61 19.0 14.5-24.5 97 35.7 29.8-42.0 94 27.2 22.2-32.9 36 12.6 8.9-17.4 18 5.6 3.4- 8.9
Cabarrus 351 53 15.4 11.6-20.1 137 40.3 34.6-46.3 109 29.8 24.7-35.4 37 10.2 7.2-14.1 15 4.3 2.5- 7.3
Catawba 304 62 18.4 14.1-23.8 95 34.3 27.8-41.4 98 31.0 25.3-37.4 37 12.8 9.1-17.7 12 3.5 1.9- 6.3
Cumberland 359 114 30.8 25.7-36.4 143 41.5 35.7-47.5 77 20.7 16.5-25.7 19 5.0 3.0- 8.0 6 2.0 0.9- 4.7
Davidson 306 61 16.2 12.2-21.1 128 44.6 37.9-51.6 75 24.1 18.6-30.5 31 10.9 7.4-15.8 11 4.2 2.3- 7.6
Durham 304 57 16.3 12.2-21.4 122 42.2 35.6-49.1 83 26.7 21.4-32.7 31 10.5 7.1-15.3 11 4.3 2.3- 7.9
Forsyth 357 66 15.7 12.0-20.3 151 42.5 36.8-48.5 94 27.0 22.1-32.6 33 10.0 6.9-14.4 13 4.7 2.5- 8.5
Gaston 320 64 22.2 17.3-28.0 125 38.7 32.8-44.9 84 25.6 20.6-31.3 33 9.8 6.8-14.0 14 3.8 2.1- 6.5
Guilford 345 81 22.7 18.0-28.1 124 35.1 29.6-41.1 89 25.6 20.7-31.1 38 11.7 8.3-16.1 13 5.0 2.8- 8.6
Iredell 355 65 15.8 12.1-20.3 129 40.7 34.5-47.2 103 25.9 21.2-31.3 39 11.2 8.0-15.4 19 6.4 4.0-10.2
Johnston 386 98 23.4 18.6-29.0 144 39.6 33.7-45.8 86 23.0 18.0-28.8 42 10.3 7.0-14.8 16 3.7 2.0- 6.9
Mecklenburg 520 90 14.8 11.8-18.3 195 40.0 35.3-45.0 142 26.7 22.7-31.1 62 12.2 9.3-15.9 31 6.3 4.4- 9.0
New Hanover 308 71 21.2 16.4-26.9 105 35.3 29.3-41.8 73 23.1 18.3-28.7 39 12.9 9.4-17.6 20 7.5 4.8-11.5
Onslow 309 94 28.5 23.4-34.3 132 44.4 38.2-50.7 51 17.5 13.0-23.1 21 6.0 3.8- 9.4 11 3.6 1.9- 6.7
Orange 326 83 22.3 17.8-27.4 94 30.4 24.8-36.7 87 27.4 22.0-33.5 39 11.2 8.1-15.4 23 8.7 5.6-13.4
Pitt 301 76 23.6 18.6-29.4 120 43.1 36.8-49.6 62 19.4 15.0-24.7 35 11.1 7.9-15.5 8 2.8 1.3- 5.6
Randolph 280 51 17.3 12.8-23.1 104 37.7 31.3-44.7 79 26.3 21.0-32.5 33 13.2 8.9-19.2 13 5.4 2.9- 9.9
Robeson 304 77 25.9 20.4-32.2 150 48.9 42.4-55.5 49 15.6 11.6-20.8 19 6.6 4.1-10.5 9 2.9 1.4- 5.9
Rowan 362 86 20.5 16.3-25.3 138 43.5 37.6-49.5 93 24.2 19.6-29.5 28 7.8 5.3-11.5 17 4.0 2.4- 6.7
Union 360 56 14.1 10.7-18.5 105 30.8 25.3-36.9 108 27.9 22.9-33.4 60 18.0 13.5-23.6 31 9.2 6.0-13.8
Wake 471 108 19.7 16.1-23.8 175 39.9 34.7-45.2 113 25.5 21.1-30.4 46 9.9 7.2-13.3 29 5.1 3.4- 7.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 293 63 21.1 16.3-26.8 120 41.3 35.0-48.0 59 19.0 14.5-24.5 33 12.2 8.7-17.1 18 6.3 3.8-10.3
Northeast Partnership II 393 99 21.5 17.3-26.3 159 42.8 37.3-48.5 83 22.3 17.7-27.6 37 9.7 6.8-13.5 15 3.8 2.1- 6.7
Northeast Partnership I 333 88 24.7 19.7-30.6 150 47.4 40.4-54.6 62 18.6 14.2-24.1 24 6.4 4.2- 9.6 9 2.8 1.4- 5.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 295 79 23.9 18.9-29.9 125 44.9 38.2-51.7 45 15.6 11.3-21.3 29 9.4 6.2-14.0 17 6.2 3.8-10.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 403 105 24.0 19.6-28.9 161 44.0 38.3-49.8 82 17.9 14.2-22.3 40 10.0 7.2-13.9 15 4.1 2.4- 7.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 335 69 18.8 14.6-23.9 141 44.3 38.3-50.5 73 21.7 17.2-27.0 36 10.4 7.4-14.5 16 4.7 2.8- 7.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 324 81 23.7 19.0-29.3 122 37.9 32.2-43.9 81 24.6 19.8-30.1 27 9.5 6.4-13.8 13 4.3 2.4- 7.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 372 80 19.3 15.3-24.1 140 39.2 33.3-45.4 91 24.5 19.8-29.9 41 11.0 7.9-14.9 20 6.0 3.6- 9.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 446 139 28.1 23.7-33.0 163 38.6 33.5-44.1 85 18.6 14.8-23.2 45 10.5 7.7-14.2 14 4.1 2.3- 7.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 293 56 18.2 13.6-23.8 116 40.3 34.2-46.7 73 24.4 19.4-30.2 37 13.4 9.6-18.5 11 3.7 2.0- 6.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 300 70 21.9 16.9-27.8 123 44.3 37.1-51.7 60 19.3 14.5-25.1 28 8.8 5.9-13.0 19 5.8 3.6- 9.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 360 84 21.6 17.1-26.7 125 35.7 30.2-41.5 109 30.3 25.1-36.0 29 8.6 5.7-12.7 13 4.0 2.2- 7.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 501 124 24.3 19.9-29.4 193 37.2 32.1-42.6 115 23.2 19.0-28.0 50 11.0 8.1-14.8 19 4.3 2.5- 7.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 827 200 21.2 18.2-24.5 361 46.6 42.4-50.8 162 19.6 16.6-23.0 72 8.7 6.8-11.1 32 4.0 2.7- 5.8
No 11,379 2,584 20.9 20.0-21.9 4,331 39.6 38.5-40.8 2,783 24.0 23.1-25.0 1,168 10.6 9.9-11.3 513 4.8 4.3- 5.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,087 1,058 23.8 22.3-25.4 1,687 43.5 41.6-45.4 814 19.5 18.1-21.0 367 9.0 8.0-10.0 161 4.3 3.6- 5.1
Piedmont 6,745 1,412 19.1 17.9-20.2 2,492 38.7 37.2-40.2 1,787 25.8 24.5-27.2 731 11.2 10.3-12.2 323 5.2 4.6- 5.9
Western NC 1,374 314 22.0 19.4-24.9 513 38.3 35.1-41.5 344 24.8 22.1-27.7 142 10.8 9.0-12.9 61 4.1 3.1- 5.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 790 182 22.9 19.4-26.9 283 36.6 32.5-40.9 205 24.5 21.0-28.3 84 11.5 9.0-14.5 36 4.5 3.1- 6.7
Northwest 2,377 493 18.6 16.7-20.6 904 40.3 37.8-42.8 638 26.6 24.5-28.9 241 10.4 9.0-12.0 101 4.1 3.3- 5.1
Charlotte 1,837 352 18.3 16.3-20.5 638 36.5 33.8-39.4 517 26.7 24.3-29.3 228 12.4 10.6-14.5 102 6.0 4.8- 7.6
Greensboro 1,576 349 20.4 18.0-23.0 579 36.9 33.9-40.0 404 25.3 22.7-28.1 169 11.8 9.9-14.0 75 5.6 4.3- 7.3
Southern Regional 1,278 368 27.5 24.7-30.6 516 40.9 37.6-44.4 259 20.6 18.1-23.3 99 7.7 6.2- 9.5 36 3.3 2.2- 4.8
Coastal 624 139 20.1 16.8-23.9 241 42.1 37.5-46.7 140 21.4 18.1-25.2 70 10.9 8.6-13.9 34 5.5 3.9- 7.8
Wake 1,608 377 20.5 18.2-23.0 607 39.9 36.7-43.2 389 24.7 22.0-27.7 160 10.1 8.4-12.2 75 4.8 3.6- 6.2
Area L 495 133 24.4 20.3-29.1 219 46.1 40.9-51.4 82 16.8 13.3-21.1 36 6.8 4.8- 9.6 25 5.8 3.8- 8.8
Eastern 1,528 384 22.9 20.5-25.5 629 42.9 39.8-46.0 304 19.5 17.2-22.0 152 10.5 8.8-12.6 59 4.2 3.1- 5.7

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having some type of health insurance.

^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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