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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 11,234 1,614 14.4 13.6-15.2 9,620 85.6 84.8-86.4
GENDER
Male 4,192 474 11.8 10.7-13.1 3,718 88.2 86.9-89.3
Female 7,042 1,140 16.7 15.6-17.8 5,902 83.3 82.2-84.4
AGE
18-24 520 95 18.7 14.9-23.3 425 81.3 76.7-85.1
25-34 1,584 281 17.7 15.5-20.2 1,303 82.3 79.8-84.5
35-44 2,048 360 17.4 15.4-19.6 1,688 82.6 80.4-84.6
45-54 2,131 409 18.6 16.6-20.7 1,722 81.4 79.3-83.4
55-64 2,030 270 12.3 10.7-14.2 1,760 87.7 85.8-89.3
65-74 1,608 115 5.9 4.8- 7.4 1,493 94.1 92.6-95.2
75+ 1,269 81 5.6 4.3- 7.3 1,188 94.4 92.7-95.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,442 335 25.3 22.4-28.4 1,107 74.7 71.6-77.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,237 528 17.2 15.5-18.9 2,709 82.8 81.1-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,908 462 15.5 13.9-17.2 2,446 84.5 82.8-86.1
College Graduate 3,633 286 7.3 6.3- 8.4 3,347 92.7 91.6-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,047 340 33.7 30.0-37.6 707 66.3 62.4-70.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,585 398 27.2 24.4-30.2 1,187 72.8 69.8-75.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,281 209 19.9 17.1-23.1 1,072 80.1 76.9-82.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,576 177 11.6 9.8-13.7 1,399 88.4 86.3-90.2
$50,000-74,999 1,541 111 7.2 5.8- 8.9 1,430 92.8 91.1-94.2
$75,000+ 1,808 61 3.7 2.7- 5.0 1,747 96.3 95.0-97.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,548 823 24.4 22.6-26.3 2,725 75.6 73.7-77.4
No 7,393 754 10.1 9.3-11.0 6,639 89.9 89.0-90.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,560 140 8.6 7.1-10.4 1,420 91.4 89.6-92.9
Non-Veteran 9,551 1,468 15.6 14.7-16.6 8,083 84.4 83.4-85.3
Currently Serving 107 5 5.3 2.0-13.1 102 94.7 86.9-98.0

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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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