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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past year, did you or another family member in your household have any problems paying medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,543 2,978 19.5 18.7-20.3 11,565 80.5 79.7-81.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,379 2,133 16.1 15.3-16.9 10,246 83.9 83.1-84.7
No 2,148 843 36.1 33.5-38.8 1,305 63.9 61.2-66.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 48 17.7 12.7-24.1 185 82.3 75.9-87.3
Recommended Range 4,932 822 16.7 15.4-18.1 4,110 83.3 81.9-84.6
Overweight 5,022 909 16.6 15.3-17.9 4,113 83.4 82.1-84.7
Obese 3,596 1,027 27.6 25.8-29.4 2,569 72.4 70.6-74.2
Current Smoker
No 11,301 2,020 16.8 16.0-17.7 9,281 83.2 82.3-84.0
Yes 3,197 950 28.7 26.7-30.7 2,247 71.3 69.3-73.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,327 2,750 19.6 18.7-20.4 10,577 80.4 79.6-81.3
Yes 1,036 190 17.9 15.1-21.0 846 82.1 79.0-84.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,966 2,869 19.5 18.7-20.4 11,097 80.5 79.6-81.3
Yes 458 84 17.9 13.8-23.0 374 82.1 77.0-86.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,084 1,076 35.6 33.4-37.8 2,008 64.4 62.2-66.6
No 11,413 1,886 15.6 14.8-16.4 9,527 84.4 83.6-85.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,156 396 30.9 27.7-34.2 760 69.1 65.8-72.3
No 13,304 2,560 18.5 17.7-19.4 10,744 81.5 80.6-82.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,511 460 30.7 27.8-33.7 1,051 69.3 66.3-72.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 43 32.0 23.4-42.0 91 68.0 58.0-76.6
No 12,719 2,429 18.1 17.3-18.9 10,290 81.9 81.1-82.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 45 28.0 19.6-38.2 130 72.0 61.8-80.4

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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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