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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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%)
North Carolina 14,543 2,978 19.5 18.7-20.3 11,565 80.5 79.7-81.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 389 100 24.0 19.4-29.3 289 76.0 70.7-80.6
Buncombe 357 76 22.3 17.8-27.6 281 77.7 72.4-82.2
Cabarrus 410 82 18.5 14.7-23.1 328 81.5 76.9-85.3
Catawba 364 67 19.3 14.4-25.4 297 80.7 74.6-85.6
Cumberland 432 71 14.5 11.4-18.4 361 85.5 81.6-88.6
Davidson 371 67 17.7 13.8-22.4 304 82.3 77.6-86.2
Durham 396 60 14.4 10.8-18.9 336 85.6 81.1-89.2
Forsyth 434 83 17.6 14.0-21.8 351 82.4 78.2-86.0
Gaston 361 94 28.4 23.3-34.1 267 71.6 65.9-76.7
Guilford 410 62 12.8 9.7-16.7 348 87.2 83.3-90.3
Iredell 416 89 21.2 17.1-26.0 327 78.8 74.0-82.9
Johnston 469 98 20.3 16.2-25.2 371 79.7 74.8-83.8
Mecklenburg 619 94 14.9 11.9-18.5 525 85.1 81.5-88.1
New Hanover 367 62 16.2 12.5-20.8 305 83.8 79.2-87.5
Onslow 376 55 14.4 10.9-18.9 321 85.6 81.1-89.1
Orange 403 60 13.0 9.9-17.0 343 87.0 83.0-90.1
Pitt 367 63 18.4 14.1-23.6 304 81.6 76.4-85.9
Randolph 343 73 22.1 17.3-27.7 270 77.9 72.3-82.7
Robeson 369 119 31.9 26.6-37.6 250 68.1 62.4-73.4
Rowan 441 107 23.6 19.3-28.5 334 76.4 71.5-80.7
Union 419 86 19.5 15.5-24.2 333 80.5 75.8-84.5
Wake 582 82 13.9 10.9-17.5 500 86.1 82.5-89.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 344 60 16.5 12.6-21.3 284 83.5 78.7-87.4
Northeast Partnership II 468 101 22.3 18.3-26.9 367 77.7 73.1-81.7
Northeast Partnership I 389 102 26.6 21.8-31.9 287 73.4 68.1-78.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 353 76 18.5 14.6-23.3 277 81.5 76.7-85.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 453 112 24.1 19.9-28.9 341 75.9 71.1-80.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 392 85 20.9 16.8-25.7 307 79.1 74.3-83.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 90 22.8 18.6-27.8 297 77.2 72.2-81.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 443 85 18.9 14.9-23.6 358 81.1 76.4-85.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 521 142 24.6 20.7-28.9 379 75.4 71.1-79.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 352 81 24.1 19.4-29.5 271 75.9 70.5-80.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 350 79 25.6 19.4-32.9 271 74.4 67.1-80.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 416 91 23.6 19.1-28.8 325 76.4 71.2-80.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 580 124 21.8 17.9-26.2 456 78.2 73.8-82.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 966 229 24.3 21.2-27.6 737 75.7 72.4-78.8
No 13,577 2,749 19.2 18.4-20.0 10,828 80.8 80.0-81.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,868 1,037 20.5 19.2-21.9 3,831 79.5 78.1-80.8
Piedmont 8,090 1,595 17.9 16.9-19.0 6,495 82.1 81.0-83.1
Western NC 1,585 346 23.3 20.8-26.1 1,239 76.7 73.9-79.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 916 196 22.0 18.8-25.5 720 78.0 74.5-81.2
Northwest 2,825 599 21.9 20.0-23.9 2,226 78.1 76.1-80.0
Charlotte 2,149 437 18.2 16.4-20.3 1,712 81.8 79.7-83.6
Greensboro 1,885 362 16.7 14.8-18.8 1,523 83.3 81.2-85.2
Southern Regional 1,533 376 21.9 19.6-24.3 1,157 78.1 75.7-80.4
Coastal 730 139 18.9 15.8-22.4 591 81.1 77.6-84.2
Wake 1,992 355 15.9 13.9-18.0 1,637 84.1 82.0-86.1
Area L 578 138 22.7 19.1-26.8 440 77.3 73.2-80.9
Eastern 1,833 356 20.3 18.1-22.6 1,477 79.7 77.4-81.9

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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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