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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

In the past year, have you or anyone living in your household been contacted by a collection agency about owing money for medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,531 2,442 16.1 15.4-16.8 12,089 83.9 83.2-84.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 390 70 17.1 13.3-21.6 320 82.9 78.4-86.7
Buncombe 356 55 16.8 12.8-21.7 301 83.2 78.3-87.2
Cabarrus 409 66 15.6 12.0-20.1 343 84.4 79.9-88.0
Catawba 365 53 16.9 12.2-23.0 312 83.1 77.0-87.8
Cumberland 431 55 11.7 8.9-15.4 376 88.3 84.6-91.1
Davidson 371 50 13.0 9.7-17.2 321 87.0 82.8-90.3
Durham 396 58 13.4 10.2-17.5 338 86.6 82.5-89.8
Forsyth 432 67 14.2 10.9-18.2 365 85.8 81.8-89.1
Gaston 362 78 23.6 18.9-29.1 284 76.4 70.9-81.1
Guilford 411 42 8.0 5.7-11.1 369 92.0 88.9-94.3
Iredell 416 75 19.0 15.1-23.5 341 81.0 76.5-84.9
Johnston 467 91 20.0 15.9-24.8 376 80.0 75.2-84.1
Mecklenburg 618 93 15.5 12.4-19.2 525 84.5 80.8-87.6
New Hanover 367 48 14.4 10.7-19.2 319 85.6 80.8-89.3
Onslow 378 53 13.3 9.9-17.6 325 86.7 82.4-90.1
Orange 401 44 10.9 7.8-15.1 357 89.1 84.9-92.2
Pitt 368 55 17.2 13.0-22.4 313 82.8 77.6-87.0
Randolph 344 48 13.8 10.1-18.6 296 86.2 81.4-89.9
Robeson 367 109 29.2 24.2-34.9 258 70.8 65.1-75.8
Rowan 440 97 22.9 18.5-27.8 343 77.1 72.2-81.5
Union 420 79 18.3 14.5-22.9 341 81.7 77.1-85.5
Wake 581 71 12.4 9.7-15.8 510 87.6 84.2-90.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 344 53 14.2 10.7-18.7 291 85.8 81.3-89.3
Northeast Partnership II 465 80 19.3 15.4-23.9 385 80.7 76.1-84.6
Northeast Partnership I 388 105 27.1 22.3-32.6 283 72.9 67.4-77.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 353 65 17.9 13.7-23.1 288 82.1 76.9-86.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 452 82 18.2 14.5-22.6 370 81.8 77.4-85.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 391 63 16.3 12.6-20.8 328 83.7 79.2-87.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 84 21.6 17.4-26.5 303 78.4 73.5-82.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 442 64 14.2 10.9-18.3 378 85.8 81.7-89.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 519 122 22.1 18.3-26.5 397 77.9 73.5-81.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 353 58 18.0 13.8-23.0 295 82.0 77.0-86.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 350 55 16.2 12.2-21.2 295 83.8 78.8-87.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 416 73 18.0 14.1-22.6 343 82.0 77.4-85.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 581 81 13.8 10.7-17.7 500 86.2 82.3-89.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 962 203 21.3 18.5-24.5 759 78.7 75.5-81.5
No 13,569 2,239 15.8 15.0-16.5 11,330 84.2 83.5-85.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,857 888 17.9 16.7-19.3 3,969 82.1 80.7-83.3
Piedmont 8,089 1,312 15.2 14.3-16.2 6,777 84.8 83.8-85.7
Western NC 1,585 242 15.6 13.5-17.9 1,343 84.4 82.1-86.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 916 132 14.4 11.9-17.4 784 85.6 82.6-88.1
Northwest 2,823 475 16.9 15.3-18.8 2,348 83.1 81.2-84.7
Charlotte 2,149 381 17.1 15.2-19.2 1,768 82.9 80.8-84.8
Greensboro 1,886 263 12.3 10.7-14.1 1,623 87.7 85.9-89.3
Southern Regional 1,528 311 18.1 16.0-20.4 1,217 81.9 79.6-84.0
Coastal 729 100 14.0 11.4-17.2 629 86.0 82.8-88.6
Wake 1,989 334 14.8 13.0-16.8 1,655 85.2 83.2-87.0
Area L 576 132 23.7 19.7-28.1 444 76.3 71.9-80.3
Eastern 1,832 304 17.6 15.6-19.9 1,528 82.4 80.1-84.4

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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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