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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITE FEMALES

In the past year, have you or anyone living in your household been contacted by a collection agency about owing money for medical bills?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,863 1,027 15.1 14.0-16.2 5,836 84.9 83.8-86.0
AGE
18-24 294 43 14.8 10.5-20.3 251 85.2 79.7-89.5
25-34 949 203 20.2 17.4-23.4 746 79.8 76.6-82.6
35-44 1,210 265 19.5 17.0-22.3 945 80.5 77.7-83.0
45-54 1,289 241 18.2 15.8-20.9 1,048 81.8 79.1-84.2
55-64 1,211 157 13.1 10.8-15.8 1,054 86.9 84.2-89.2
65-74 1,012 82 8.4 6.5-10.9 930 91.6 89.1-93.5
75+ 867 35 4.0 2.7- 5.8 832 96.0 94.2-97.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 874 179 24.2 20.6-28.3 695 75.8 71.7-79.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,014 345 17.2 15.3-19.3 1,669 82.8 80.7-84.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,831 301 16.2 14.2-18.4 1,530 83.8 81.6-85.8
College Graduate 2,137 201 9.1 7.7-10.7 1,936 90.9 89.3-92.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 719 188 31.6 27.3-36.3 531 68.4 63.7-72.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,073 216 22.7 19.7-26.0 857 77.3 74.0-80.3
$25,000- 34,999 771 131 18.8 15.3-22.7 640 81.2 77.3-84.7
$35,000- 49,999 893 153 17.6 14.8-20.9 740 82.4 79.1-85.2
$50,000-74,999 870 103 11.4 9.1-14.1 767 88.6 85.9-90.9
$75,000+ 998 67 6.7 5.0- 8.9 931 93.3 91.1-95.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,263 533 25.1 22.9-27.5 1,730 74.9 72.5-77.1
No 4,560 490 10.6 9.5-11.7 4,070 89.4 88.3-90.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 10 14.4 7.1-27.1 88 85.6 72.9-92.9
Non-Veteran 6,745 1,015 15.1 14.1-16.2 5,730 84.9 83.8-85.9
Currently Serving 20 2 12.0 2.9-38.1 18 88.0 61.9-97.1

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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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