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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITES

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 10,911 1,968 17.5 16.6-18.4 8,943 82.5 81.6-83.4
GENDER
Male 4,049 527 13.7 12.4-15.0 3,522 86.3 85.0-87.6
Female 6,862 1,441 21.0 19.9-22.2 5,421 79.0 77.8-80.1
AGE
18-24 486 85 16.8 13.1-21.2 401 83.2 78.8-86.9
25-34 1,548 313 19.4 17.1-22.0 1,235 80.6 78.0-82.9
35-44 1,993 436 20.1 18.1-22.4 1,557 79.9 77.6-81.9
45-54 2,080 466 21.9 19.8-24.2 1,614 78.1 75.8-80.2
55-64 1,980 356 16.6 14.7-18.6 1,624 83.4 81.4-85.3
65-74 1,567 197 12.0 10.1-14.2 1,370 88.0 85.8-89.9
75+ 1,217 110 8.4 6.7-10.5 1,107 91.6 89.5-93.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,374 372 28.6 25.6-31.8 1,002 71.4 68.2-74.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,125 654 21.4 19.6-23.3 2,471 78.6 76.7-80.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,823 552 18.7 17.0-20.6 2,271 81.3 79.4-83.0
College Graduate 3,576 388 9.6 8.6-10.8 3,188 90.4 89.2-91.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,006 352 35.4 31.6-39.4 654 64.6 60.6-68.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,544 436 30.9 28.0-34.1 1,108 69.1 65.9-72.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,259 258 22.5 19.6-25.6 1,001 77.5 74.4-80.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,540 272 17.4 15.3-19.8 1,268 82.6 80.2-84.7
$50,000-74,999 1,510 183 11.3 9.6-13.3 1,327 88.7 86.7-90.4
$75,000+ 1,787 111 5.8 4.6- 7.2 1,676 94.2 92.8-95.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,469 1,051 31.0 29.0-33.0 2,418 69.0 67.0-71.0
No 7,362 907 11.8 10.9-12.7 6,455 88.2 87.3-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,514 144 10.0 8.3-12.1 1,370 90.0 87.9-91.7
Non-Veteran 9,289 1,817 19.1 18.1-20.1 7,472 80.9 79.9-81.9
Currently Serving 106 7 7.2 3.2-15.4 99 92.8 84.6-96.8

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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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