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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITES

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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 10,653 6,674 62.6 61.4-63.7 1,077 10.8 10.1-11.6 924 8.9 8.2- 9.6 1,978 17.7 16.8-18.6
GENDER
Male 3,955 2,724 67.9 66.1-69.6 372 9.9 8.8-11.1 299 7.7 6.7- 8.8 560 14.6 13.3-16.0
Female 6,698 3,950 57.7 56.3-59.2 705 11.7 10.7-12.7 625 10.0 9.1-10.9 1,418 20.6 19.4-21.8
AGE
18-24 458 325 70.7 65.2-75.6 36 7.2 5.0-10.2 40 8.5 6.0-11.9 57 13.7 10.0-18.5
25-34 1,529 895 58.5 55.4-61.5 220 14.3 12.3-16.6 185 12.2 10.3-14.3 229 15.0 13.0-17.3
35-44 1,958 1,111 55.9 53.1-58.6 278 15.2 13.3-17.4 210 11.1 9.4-13.0 359 17.8 15.8-20.0
45-54 2,048 1,204 59.1 56.4-61.7 234 12.2 10.5-14.1 206 9.7 8.3-11.4 404 19.0 17.0-21.2
55-64 1,941 1,232 63.8 61.0-66.4 166 9.2 7.7-11.1 135 7.0 5.6- 8.6 408 20.1 17.9-22.3
65-74 1,519 1,040 71.5 68.7-74.2 98 5.9 4.7- 7.4 89 5.3 4.0- 6.8 292 17.3 15.2-19.7
75+ 1,164 845 74.2 71.0-77.2 43 3.5 2.4- 5.1 53 4.6 3.3- 6.3 223 17.7 15.2-20.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,318 743 54.9 51.4-58.3 67 5.9 4.4- 7.9 81 6.8 5.1- 8.9 427 32.4 29.3-35.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,048 1,845 59.7 57.5-61.9 315 11.5 10.1-13.1 240 8.6 7.3-10.0 648 20.2 18.5-22.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,759 1,720 62.2 59.9-64.4 313 12.2 10.7-13.9 219 7.4 6.4- 8.7 507 18.1 16.4-20.1
College Graduate 3,516 2,356 67.7 65.8-69.5 382 10.8 9.6-12.2 384 10.9 9.7-12.2 394 10.6 9.4-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 966 443 44.9 40.8-49.1 67 7.7 5.7-10.2 60 6.1 4.4- 8.3 396 41.3 37.3-45.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,505 774 49.6 46.4-52.8 146 10.1 8.3-12.2 132 10.1 8.1-12.5 453 30.1 27.3-33.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,232 720 54.0 50.5-57.5 146 12.5 10.3-15.2 109 9.3 7.4-11.5 257 24.2 21.1-27.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,518 937 60.3 57.2-63.2 187 13.8 11.7-16.2 166 10.7 9.0-12.7 228 15.2 13.2-17.6
$50,000-74,999 1,492 992 66.9 64.0-69.7 198 13.4 11.4-15.7 153 10.3 8.7-12.3 149 9.3 7.7-11.2
$75,000+ 1,769 1,312 74.2 71.6-76.6 178 10.1 8.5-11.9 160 8.6 7.1-10.3 119 7.1 5.7- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,365 1,750 51.6 49.4-53.7 287 9.7 8.4-11.1 297 9.3 8.1-10.6 1,031 29.5 27.6-31.5
No 7,214 4,877 67.2 65.8-68.5 784 11.4 10.5-12.3 622 8.7 8.0- 9.6 931 12.7 11.8-13.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,480 1,091 73.5 70.7-76.1 136 9.5 7.8-11.4 73 4.8 3.7- 6.3 180 12.3 10.4-14.4
Non-Veteran 9,068 5,495 60.1 58.8-61.4 935 11.2 10.3-12.0 847 9.8 9.0-10.6 1,791 19.0 18.0-20.0
Currently Serving 103 87 86.2 77.4-92.0 6 6.1 2.5-13.8 3 1.9 0.5- 7.1 7 5.8 2.5-12.8

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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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