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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,280 2,068 16.1 15.3-16.9 11,212 83.9 83.1-84.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 372 52 14.7 11.1-19.3 320 85.3 80.7-88.9
Buncombe 327 65 21.3 16.6-26.8 262 78.7 73.2-83.4
Cabarrus 370 65 17.1 13.2-21.8 305 82.9 78.2-86.8
Catawba 328 55 18.0 13.7-23.2 273 82.0 76.8-86.3
Cumberland 393 48 13.8 10.3-18.3 345 86.2 81.7-89.7
Davidson 337 55 18.6 14.0-24.3 282 81.4 75.7-86.0
Durham 355 56 18.1 13.6-23.6 299 81.9 76.4-86.4
Forsyth 402 60 15.5 11.9-20.0 342 84.5 80.0-88.1
Gaston 334 51 14.6 10.9-19.2 283 85.4 80.8-89.1
Guilford 381 75 19.6 15.5-24.6 306 80.4 75.4-84.5
Iredell 380 66 18.2 14.1-23.0 314 81.8 77.0-85.9
Johnston 420 61 13.6 10.1-18.1 359 86.4 81.9-89.9
Mecklenburg 556 90 16.7 13.4-20.5 466 83.3 79.5-86.6
New Hanover 336 71 22.0 17.4-27.3 265 78.0 72.7-82.6
Onslow 344 49 14.1 10.3-19.0 295 85.9 81.0-89.7
Orange 366 58 16.4 12.4-21.3 308 83.6 78.7-87.6
Pitt 330 62 17.6 13.5-22.7 268 82.4 77.3-86.5
Randolph 316 40 11.7 8.4-16.0 276 88.3 84.0-91.6
Robeson 334 45 14.3 10.4-19.4 289 85.7 80.6-89.6
Rowan 401 49 12.8 9.5-17.1 352 87.2 82.9-90.5
Union 374 73 20.7 16.1-26.1 301 79.3 73.9-83.9
Wake 534 87 15.0 11.9-18.6 447 85.0 81.4-88.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 311 45 13.7 10.1-18.2 266 86.3 81.8-89.9
Northeast Partnership II 422 58 14.0 10.6-18.2 364 86.0 81.8-89.4
Northeast Partnership I 356 40 11.4 8.0-16.0 316 88.6 84.0-92.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 319 42 13.4 9.8-18.1 277 86.6 81.9-90.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 419 71 16.4 12.8-20.7 348 83.6 79.3-87.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 357 55 16.1 12.2-21.0 302 83.9 79.0-87.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 353 52 15.3 11.5-19.9 301 84.7 80.1-88.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 400 70 19.8 15.5-25.0 330 80.2 75.0-84.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 475 65 13.9 10.7-17.8 410 86.1 82.2-89.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 328 47 15.4 11.5-20.2 281 84.6 79.8-88.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 325 48 14.3 10.5-19.3 277 85.7 80.7-89.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 389 57 14.4 10.9-18.9 332 85.6 81.1-89.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 536 85 17.2 13.7-21.5 451 82.8 78.5-86.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 880 115 13.3 10.9-16.2 765 86.7 83.8-89.1
No 12,400 1,953 16.2 15.4-17.1 10,447 83.8 82.9-84.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,417 658 15.2 14.0-16.5 3,759 84.8 83.5-86.0
Piedmont 7,400 1,175 16.3 15.3-17.4 6,225 83.7 82.6-84.7
Western NC 1,463 235 16.8 14.6-19.3 1,228 83.2 80.7-85.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 842 147 18.7 15.7-22.1 695 81.3 77.9-84.3
Northwest 2,589 398 16.2 14.5-18.0 2,191 83.8 82.0-85.5
Charlotte 1,954 330 16.5 14.5-18.7 1,624 83.5 81.3-85.5
Greensboro 1,756 275 16.6 14.4-18.9 1,481 83.4 81.1-85.6
Southern Regional 1,398 194 15.0 12.9-17.4 1,204 85.0 82.6-87.1
Coastal 671 127 19.0 15.8-22.5 544 81.0 77.5-84.2
Wake 1,806 273 15.3 13.3-17.6 1,533 84.7 82.4-86.7
Area L 531 78 14.5 11.4-18.3 453 85.5 81.7-88.6
Eastern 1,652 244 14.7 12.7-16.8 1,408 85.3 83.2-87.3

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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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