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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,987 6,000 83.9 82.6-85.1 987 16.1 14.9-17.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 187 161 85.6 78.5-90.6 26 14.4 9.4-21.5
Buncombe 157 134 82.2 73.2-88.7 23 17.8 11.3-26.8
Cabarrus 213 191 87.5 80.8-92.1 22 12.5 7.9-19.2
Catawba 175 152 81.4 71.0-88.7 23 18.6 11.3-29.0
Cumberland 217 195 89.3 82.7-93.6 22 10.7 6.4-17.3
Davidson 179 152 84.7 77.6-89.9 27 15.3 10.1-22.4
Durham 206 186 85.0 75.6-91.1 20 15.0 8.9-24.4
Forsyth 220 188 82.3 75.4-87.6 32 17.7 12.4-24.6
Gaston 143 121 85.4 77.9-90.6 22 14.6 9.4-22.1
Guilford 210 194 91.9 86.2-95.3 16 8.1 4.7-13.8
Iredell 219 190 84.0 77.3-89.0 29 16.0 11.0-22.7
Johnston 235 200 81.0 73.3-86.9 35 19.0 13.1-26.7
Mecklenburg 340 303 86.0 80.7-90.0 37 14.0 10.0-19.3
New Hanover 170 149 86.7 77.9-92.4 21 13.3 7.6-22.1
Onslow 180 157 86.7 80.2-91.3 23 13.3 8.7-19.8
Orange 205 187 88.0 80.7-92.8 18 12.0 7.2-19.3
Pitt 193 161 79.5 71.6-85.7 32 20.5 14.3-28.4
Randolph 165 144 83.6 74.9-89.7 21 16.4 10.3-25.1
Robeson 175 137 78.9 70.8-85.2 38 21.1 14.8-29.2
Rowan 189 154 76.7 68.2-83.4 35 23.3 16.6-31.8
Union 226 210 91.7 86.3-95.1 16 8.3 4.9-13.7
Wake 350 307 84.7 78.8-89.2 43 15.3 10.8-21.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 154 126 78.4 68.7-85.7 28 21.6 14.3-31.3
Northeast Partnership II 189 160 85.0 78.1-90.1 29 15.0 9.9-21.9
Northeast Partnership I 155 117 73.5 59.4-84.0 38 26.5 16.0-40.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 171 147 83.4 74.6-89.6 24 16.6 10.4-25.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 236 191 77.4 70.0-83.4 45 22.6 16.6-30.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 149 122 77.7 67.8-85.3 27 22.3 14.7-32.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 196 162 81.5 74.4-87.0 34 18.5 13.0-25.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 196 165 84.1 76.4-89.6 31 15.9 10.4-23.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 238 206 83.1 76.3-88.3 32 16.9 11.7-23.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 166 145 87.6 80.7-92.3 21 12.4 7.7-19.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 153 123 75.1 61.8-84.9 30 24.9 15.1-38.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 193 172 89.5 83.1-93.7 21 10.5 6.3-16.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 237 191 79.5 71.7-85.7 46 20.5 14.3-28.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 403 321 77.2 70.3-82.9 82 22.8 17.1-29.7
No 6,584 5,679 84.2 82.9-85.4 905 15.8 14.6-17.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,278 1,909 81.3 78.9-83.4 369 18.7 16.6-21.1
Piedmont 4,020 3,516 85.6 84.0-87.1 504 14.4 12.9-16.0
Western NC 689 575 81.7 77.2-85.4 114 18.3 14.6-22.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 386 318 80.3 74.2-85.3 68 19.7 14.7-25.8
Northwest 1,347 1,153 83.8 81.1-86.3 194 16.2 13.7-18.9
Charlotte 1,064 953 87.3 84.2-89.8 111 12.7 10.2-15.8
Greensboro 942 838 88.7 85.8-91.0 104 11.3 9.0-14.2
Southern Regional 729 618 83.1 78.9-86.7 111 16.9 13.3-21.1
Coastal 317 266 80.8 74.4-85.9 51 19.2 14.1-25.6
Wake 1,047 906 84.5 80.9-87.6 141 15.5 12.4-19.1
Area L 252 212 83.5 76.6-88.6 40 16.5 11.4-23.4
Eastern 844 698 80.0 75.9-83.6 146 20.0 16.4-24.1

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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