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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,019 2,492 16.6 15.8-17.4 12,527 83.4 82.6-84.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,769 1,438 10.8 10.2-11.5 11,331 89.2 88.5-89.8
No 2,230 1,050 44.5 41.7-47.2 1,180 55.5 52.8-58.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 35 12.0 8.0-17.4 208 88.0 82.6-92.0
Recommended Range 5,099 728 14.9 13.7-16.3 4,371 85.1 83.7-86.3
Overweight 5,182 780 14.1 12.9-15.3 4,402 85.9 84.7-87.1
Obese 3,678 785 22.1 20.4-23.9 2,893 77.9 76.1-79.6
Current Smoker
No 11,644 1,587 13.6 12.8-14.5 10,057 86.4 85.5-87.2
Yes 3,328 897 26.6 24.7-28.5 2,431 73.4 71.5-75.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,752 2,247 16.2 15.4-17.0 11,505 83.8 83.0-84.6
Yes 1,066 207 19.9 17.0-23.2 859 80.1 76.8-83.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,415 2,365 16.3 15.5-17.0 12,050 83.7 83.0-84.5
Yes 469 97 23.5 18.7-29.2 372 76.5 70.8-81.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,196 893 29.3 27.2-31.5 2,303 70.7 68.5-72.8
No 11,774 1,590 13.5 12.7-14.3 10,184 86.5 85.7-87.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,187 303 24.8 21.7-28.0 884 75.2 72.0-78.3
No 13,748 2,170 15.9 15.1-16.7 11,578 84.1 83.3-84.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,550 311 21.5 19.0-24.3 1,239 78.5 75.7-81.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 33 25.2 17.7-34.7 104 74.8 65.3-82.3
No 13,148 2,107 15.9 15.1-16.8 11,041 84.1 83.2-84.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 178 39 17.9 12.2-25.4 139 82.1 74.6-87.8

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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, 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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