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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

Excluding insurance premiums, in the past year, what would you estimate your family's out-of-pocket healthcare costs have been?

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Respond.^
No cost <$500 $500-$1499 $1500-$4999 $5000+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,310 1,476 12.0 11.3-12.8 1,980 15.8 15.0-16.6 2,647 20.5 19.6-21.4 4,047 33.1 32.1-34.2 2,160 18.6 17.7-19.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 335 35 10.7 7.1-15.7 56 17.3 13.1-22.5 83 23.1 18.5-28.4 111 31.0 25.7-36.8 50 17.9 13.3-23.8
Buncombe 302 28 7.6 5.0-11.3 39 14.9 10.6-20.5 57 19.5 14.9-25.2 111 34.3 28.7-40.3 67 23.7 18.7-29.6
Cabarrus 367 34 9.3 6.5-13.2 45 12.4 9.1-16.7 94 25.9 21.1-31.3 127 33.5 28.3-39.1 67 19.0 14.9-23.9
Catawba 302 25 8.4 5.4-12.8 43 15.2 11.0-20.6 67 19.9 15.4-25.4 117 38.3 32.3-44.7 50 18.2 13.7-23.8
Cumberland 367 92 26.4 21.5-32.0 76 19.5 15.4-24.3 65 16.3 12.6-20.9 97 28.4 23.2-34.1 37 9.5 6.7-13.3
Davidson 302 27 7.4 4.8-11.5 53 15.6 11.5-20.9 67 24.8 18.7-32.1 106 32.4 26.7-38.8 49 19.7 14.6-26.1
Durham 339 24 8.2 5.4-12.4 72 21.3 16.5-26.9 79 20.7 16.4-25.7 110 32.0 26.6-37.8 54 17.9 13.6-23.3
Forsyth 368 35 9.8 6.7-14.0 56 14.0 10.6-18.3 101 25.6 21.0-30.9 112 31.4 26.3-37.0 64 19.1 14.8-24.4
Gaston 312 36 13.4 9.5-18.7 43 13.5 9.8-18.4 67 20.8 16.2-26.3 108 35.1 29.3-41.3 58 17.1 13.1-22.1
Guilford 356 25 7.9 5.0-12.1 62 16.7 12.8-21.5 75 20.4 16.0-25.5 131 36.2 30.8-42.0 63 18.8 14.6-23.9
Iredell 366 28 9.2 6.1-13.4 54 16.5 11.6-23.0 79 18.8 14.9-23.5 139 36.0 30.5-41.8 66 19.5 15.3-24.5
Johnston 374 42 10.3 7.4-14.3 66 16.1 12.1-21.2 82 22.0 17.4-27.3 117 33.2 27.4-39.5 67 18.4 13.7-24.2
Mecklenburg 541 43 8.1 5.9-11.1 92 16.2 13.0-20.0 105 18.2 14.9-22.1 207 38.9 34.3-43.6 94 18.6 15.2-22.5
New Hanover 320 46 14.9 10.9-20.0 44 11.6 8.4-15.6 52 16.3 12.2-21.3 110 35.2 29.6-41.2 68 22.1 17.5-27.5
Onslow 322 76 24.4 19.5-30.0 72 23.7 18.8-29.4 56 16.8 12.7-21.8 80 23.7 19.0-29.3 38 11.5 8.1-15.9
Orange 360 30 9.1 6.0-13.6 64 17.7 13.6-22.6 67 18.1 14.0-23.2 130 35.3 29.8-41.2 69 19.8 15.5-25.0
Pitt 313 46 15.8 11.6-21.2 59 17.3 13.1-22.7 64 20.9 16.2-26.5 93 29.6 24.3-35.6 51 16.4 12.4-21.3
Randolph 294 40 16.1 11.4-22.2 39 14.1 10.0-19.7 57 16.3 12.3-21.3 108 35.7 29.7-42.3 50 17.7 13.0-23.8
Robeson 295 51 18.1 13.6-23.7 59 20.3 15.4-26.3 68 23.7 18.3-30.2 77 25.0 19.9-30.9 40 12.9 9.3-17.6
Rowan 368 52 15.7 11.6-20.8 64 16.5 12.6-21.2 77 21.1 16.8-26.3 112 29.1 24.1-34.6 63 17.6 13.7-22.5
Union 376 26 6.3 4.1- 9.4 43 11.0 7.8-15.2 66 17.1 13.0-22.2 147 40.2 34.3-46.4 94 25.5 20.6-31.1
Wake 499 53 10.1 7.5-13.5 83 17.3 13.7-21.7 111 20.9 17.1-25.2 159 32.5 27.9-37.4 93 19.2 15.5-23.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 292 39 13.9 9.5-19.8 41 14.7 10.6-20.0 59 18.9 14.4-24.3 90 30.9 25.2-37.2 63 21.7 17.0-27.3
Northeast Partnership II 381 34 8.9 6.2-12.8 68 16.8 13.1-21.3 100 25.9 21.1-31.3 109 29.1 24.1-34.7 70 19.2 15.1-24.1
Northeast Partnership I 315 50 17.2 12.9-22.6 54 16.2 11.9-21.7 77 24.6 19.5-30.5 94 29.3 23.9-35.5 40 12.6 9.1-17.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 288 38 13.6 9.4-19.1 44 13.0 9.3-17.8 75 25.9 20.4-32.3 79 27.7 22.1-34.1 52 19.9 14.9-26.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 374 65 18.7 14.2-24.2 58 15.8 11.9-20.5 64 17.1 13.1-22.0 111 27.5 22.8-32.7 76 21.0 16.5-26.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 327 44 14.1 10.3-18.9 41 10.7 7.6-14.9 69 20.8 16.3-26.0 103 31.8 26.2-37.9 70 22.7 17.9-28.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 316 29 10.1 6.8-14.7 53 16.5 12.4-21.7 70 22.2 17.5-27.8 115 34.9 29.4-40.8 49 16.3 12.3-21.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 379 45 14.2 10.2-19.3 50 11.6 8.6-15.5 94 22.1 17.7-27.3 126 33.0 27.8-38.6 64 19.2 14.6-24.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 431 82 19.7 15.6-24.6 64 14.0 10.7-18.1 89 18.9 15.1-23.4 131 30.0 25.3-35.2 65 17.4 13.5-22.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 289 26 8.7 5.8-13.0 48 17.0 12.5-22.7 69 22.9 18.1-28.6 95 33.6 27.9-40.0 51 17.7 13.4-23.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 298 30 11.0 7.2-16.3 42 13.5 9.7-18.4 74 22.2 17.3-28.0 98 36.1 29.2-43.7 54 17.3 13.0-22.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 353 34 8.9 6.1-12.7 58 16.6 12.6-21.7 68 19.8 15.5-25.1 139 39.4 33.7-45.4 54 15.3 11.5-20.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 489 66 11.6 8.4-16.0 75 15.9 12.3-20.3 100 18.2 14.5-22.6 148 33.1 28.2-38.5 100 21.2 17.2-25.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 790 98 13.2 10.4-16.6 135 15.9 13.2-19.0 194 23.4 20.2-27.0 229 29.4 25.8-33.3 134 18.1 15.2-21.4
No 11,520 1,378 12.0 11.2-12.7 1,845 15.8 15.0-16.7 2,453 20.3 19.4-21.2 3,818 33.3 32.2-34.4 2,026 18.6 17.7-19.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,034 651 16.9 15.5-18.4 697 16.0 14.7-17.4 836 20.0 18.6-21.5 1,182 29.6 27.9-31.3 668 17.5 16.1-18.9
Piedmont 6,938 672 9.9 9.0-10.8 1,087 15.8 14.7-16.9 1,540 21.2 20.0-22.4 2,410 34.2 32.8-35.7 1,229 18.9 17.7-20.1
Western NC 1,338 153 10.6 8.6-12.9 196 15.4 13.2-18.0 271 18.5 16.2-21.1 455 35.7 32.6-38.9 263 19.8 17.3-22.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 771 94 10.9 8.3-14.2 110 15.5 12.6-19.0 151 18.2 15.2-21.7 253 33.4 29.5-37.6 163 21.9 18.6-25.7
Northwest 2,386 236 10.0 8.6-11.7 369 15.4 13.6-17.3 538 21.6 19.6-23.7 832 35.2 32.9-37.7 411 17.8 16.0-19.7
Charlotte 1,885 176 9.4 7.9-11.2 273 15.3 13.4-17.5 390 19.8 17.6-22.1 686 36.3 33.6-39.0 360 19.2 17.1-21.5
Greensboro 1,636 156 9.8 8.1-11.9 259 15.7 13.6-18.0 357 20.5 18.1-23.1 581 35.4 32.5-38.4 283 18.6 16.3-21.1
Southern Regional 1,280 246 21.4 18.6-24.5 222 16.1 13.9-18.6 257 18.1 15.8-20.7 370 29.5 26.6-32.7 185 14.8 12.7-17.2
Coastal 627 92 14.6 11.7-18.0 87 12.6 9.8-16.0 119 19.7 16.2-23.6 198 30.4 26.5-34.6 131 22.7 19.1-26.8
Wake 1,668 169 10.1 8.4-12.2 296 17.3 15.0-19.9 389 22.0 19.6-24.6 526 31.6 28.7-34.6 288 19.0 16.6-21.7
Area L 475 64 14.7 11.2-19.1 81 15.5 12.1-19.5 123 25.3 21.0-30.2 134 28.1 23.6-33.0 73 16.4 12.9-20.6
Eastern 1,532 230 14.0 12.1-16.1 274 17.0 14.8-19.4 311 20.1 17.8-22.6 455 30.6 27.8-33.5 262 18.4 16.1-20.8

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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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