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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

What do you think your household has had to give up in the last year to pay health care costs?

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  Total
Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,085 7,676 63.4 62.3-64.5 1,193 10.7 10.0-11.4 1,042 8.9 8.3- 9.6 2,174 17.0 16.2-17.8
No 2,074 1,052 52.4 49.5-55.2 222 11.4 9.7-13.3 188 9.2 7.7-10.9 612 27.0 24.6-29.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 221 132 62.9 54.1-70.8 22 8.1 5.0-12.7 21 9.9 5.2-18.0 46 19.2 13.5-26.4
Recommended Range 4,805 3,120 64.3 62.5-66.0 477 10.9 9.8-12.1 412 8.8 7.9- 9.9 796 16.0 14.7-17.4
Overweight 4,909 3,103 64.6 62.9-66.3 477 10.3 9.3-11.5 408 8.4 7.5- 9.4 921 16.6 15.4-17.9
Obese 3,521 1,958 54.2 52.2-56.3 374 11.5 10.2-12.9 315 9.3 8.2-10.7 874 24.9 23.1-26.8
Current Smoker
No 10,995 6,899 62.6 61.5-63.8 1,094 10.9 10.1-11.6 976 9.0 8.3- 9.6 2,026 17.5 16.7-18.5
Yes 3,138 1,810 58.0 55.7-60.2 321 10.7 9.4-12.2 252 8.9 7.7-10.3 755 22.4 20.7-24.3
Binge Drinker
No 12,989 7,944 61.0 60.0-62.1 1,288 10.8 10.1-11.5 1,143 9.1 8.4- 9.7 2,614 19.1 18.3-20.0
Yes 1,012 675 67.3 63.6-70.8 111 10.3 8.3-12.7 76 7.5 5.7- 9.8 150 14.9 12.3-17.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,614 8,354 61.3 60.3-62.3 1,358 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,198 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,704 18.9 18.0-19.7
Yes 445 301 66.9 61.1-72.2 49 10.4 7.5-14.3 29 8.1 5.0-12.9 66 14.6 11.0-19.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,971 1,451 47.0 44.6-49.3 214 8.5 7.2-10.0 244 9.0 7.7-10.6 1,062 35.5 33.3-37.9
No 11,159 7,265 65.1 64.0-66.2 1,199 11.4 10.6-12.1 983 8.9 8.3- 9.6 1,712 14.6 13.8-15.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,128 572 50.9 47.1-54.6 109 11.4 9.1-14.2 92 8.2 6.4-10.5 355 29.6 26.3-33.1
No 12,966 8,126 62.5 61.5-63.6 1,299 10.8 10.1-11.5 1,132 9.0 8.4- 9.7 2,409 17.7 16.9-18.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,459 784 52.8 49.5-56.0 103 7.5 6.0- 9.3 115 8.4 6.8-10.3 457 31.4 28.4-34.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 132 72 54.6 44.7-64.2 16 10.5 6.0-17.8 18 13.9 8.3-22.4 26 20.9 14.0-30.1
No 12,409 7,788 62.7 61.6-63.7 1,282 11.2 10.5-11.9 1,081 8.9 8.3- 9.6 2,258 17.2 16.4-18.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 168 94 57.9 47.8-67.3 14 9.1 5.0-16.1 16 12.3 5.9-24.0 44 20.7 14.7-28.4

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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