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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

About how much money does your household pay monthly for health insurance premiums
(this would include any amount your household pays for health insurance either directly or taken out of paychecks)?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$100 $100-$299 $300-$499 $500+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,206 2,784 20.9 20.1-21.8 4,692 40.0 38.9-41.2 2,945 23.8 22.8-24.7 1,240 10.5 9.8-11.2 545 4.8 4.3- 5.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,947 2,784 26.5 25.5-27.6 2,433 24.0 23.0-25.1 2,945 30.1 29.0-31.3 1,240 13.3 12.5-14.2 545 6.0 5.5- 6.7
No 2,237 0 0.0 . - . 2,237 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 178 42 21.5 15.1-29.6 64 38.8 29.5-49.0 48 29.2 20.7-39.4 18 8.0 4.5-13.7 6 2.6 0.9- 7.1
Recommended Range 4,051 894 19.5 18.1-20.9 1,516 40.9 39.0-42.9 1,014 23.8 22.2-25.4 432 10.7 9.6-12.0 195 5.1 4.3- 6.0
Overweight 4,277 949 21.4 19.8-23.0 1,570 36.4 34.5-38.2 1,061 25.1 23.4-26.8 487 11.9 10.7-13.1 210 5.4 4.6- 6.3
Obese 3,129 763 22.4 20.6-24.2 1,246 40.8 38.6-43.0 730 23.5 21.7-25.4 274 9.5 8.3-10.9 116 3.8 3.1- 4.8
Current Smoker
No 9,296 2,130 21.1 20.1-22.1 3,302 36.8 35.6-38.1 2,378 25.3 24.2-26.4 1,026 11.4 10.6-12.2 460 5.4 4.8- 6.0
Yes 2,876 642 20.3 18.6-22.1 1,378 50.4 48.0-52.8 560 18.9 17.2-20.8 211 7.5 6.4- 8.8 85 2.9 2.3- 3.8
Binge Drinker
No 11,120 2,579 21.5 20.5-22.4 4,182 39.0 37.8-40.2 2,714 24.2 23.2-25.2 1,139 10.5 9.8-11.3 506 4.8 4.4- 5.4
Yes 927 176 16.6 14.0-19.6 427 48.3 44.3-52.3 198 20.4 17.5-23.7 92 10.8 8.5-13.6 34 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Heavy Drinker
No 11,710 2,686 21.0 20.2-22.0 4,468 39.7 38.5-40.8 2,836 23.9 23.0-24.9 1,197 10.6 9.9-11.3 523 4.8 4.3- 5.3
Yes 395 79 19.9 15.4-25.3 166 46.1 39.9-52.3 93 21.3 17.0-26.3 37 8.1 5.5-11.8 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,599 669 24.4 22.4-26.5 1,082 44.8 42.3-47.3 552 19.0 17.3-20.9 211 8.4 7.1- 9.8 85 3.5 2.7- 4.4
No 9,575 2,104 20.1 19.1-21.1 3,599 38.9 37.6-40.1 2,384 24.9 23.9-26.0 1,028 11.0 10.3-11.8 460 5.1 4.6- 5.7
Current Asthma
Yes 974 267 27.0 23.6-30.8 382 39.3 35.5-43.3 200 19.9 16.9-23.3 92 9.4 7.3-12.1 33 4.3 2.7- 6.6
No 11,158 2,497 20.4 19.5-21.3 4,289 40.2 39.0-41.4 2,724 24.1 23.1-25.1 1,140 10.6 9.9-11.3 508 4.8 4.3- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,239 330 25.2 22.3-28.3 458 40.0 36.5-43.5 303 22.7 20.1-25.6 104 8.0 6.4-10.0 44 4.1 3.0- 5.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 123 29 20.0 13.6-28.5 49 41.2 31.3-51.8 23 18.1 11.6-27.2 13 14.0 7.9-23.5 9 6.7 3.2-13.4
No 10,701 2,387 20.4 19.5-21.4 4,128 40.0 38.8-41.2 2,581 23.9 22.9-25.0 1,116 10.8 10.1-11.5 489 4.8 4.4- 5.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 140 37 27.6 19.1-38.0 56 41.7 31.5-52.6 37 24.4 17.1-33.7 7 4.8 2.1-10.4 3 1.6 0.4- 5.2

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having some type of health insurance.

^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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