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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,980 1,634 16.7 15.9-17.7 8,346 83.3 82.3-84.1
GENDER
Male 3,754 586 15.7 14.3-17.1 3,168 84.3 82.9-85.7
Female 6,226 1,048 17.8 16.6-19.0 5,178 82.2 81.0-83.4
AGE
18-24 403 24 5.5 3.4- 8.7 379 94.5 91.3-96.6
25-34 1,422 185 13.8 11.7-16.1 1,237 86.2 83.9-88.3
35-44 1,843 309 17.2 15.1-19.5 1,534 82.8 80.5-84.9
45-54 1,928 329 16.9 14.9-19.0 1,599 83.1 81.0-85.1
55-64 1,849 348 19.2 17.1-21.5 1,501 80.8 78.5-82.9
65-74 1,440 275 20.0 17.5-22.6 1,165 80.0 77.4-82.5
75+ 1,063 155 16.6 13.8-19.8 908 83.4 80.2-86.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,218 104 8.8 7.1-10.9 1,114 91.2 89.1-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,820 425 15.6 14.1-17.4 2,395 84.4 82.6-85.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,600 452 18.2 16.4-20.2 2,148 81.8 79.8-83.6
College Graduate 3,330 650 19.1 17.5-20.7 2,680 80.9 79.3-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 928 53 5.9 4.2- 8.2 875 94.1 91.8-95.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,428 159 11.3 9.5-13.5 1,269 88.7 86.5-90.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,172 204 16.7 14.3-19.5 968 83.3 80.5-85.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,453 308 20.7 18.3-23.3 1,145 79.3 76.7-81.7
$50,000-74,999 1,389 278 20.4 18.0-23.2 1,111 79.6 76.8-82.0
$75,000+ 1,657 328 19.1 16.9-21.4 1,329 80.9 78.6-83.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,173 536 17.3 15.7-19.0 2,637 82.7 81.0-84.3
No 6,744 1,094 16.6 15.6-17.7 5,650 83.4 82.3-84.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,423 230 16.7 14.5-19.1 1,193 83.3 80.9-85.5
Non-Veteran 8,455 1,398 16.9 15.9-17.9 7,057 83.1 82.1-84.1
Currently Serving 100 6 5.7 2.4-13.2 94 94.3 86.8-97.6

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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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