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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITES

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 10,905 1,484 13.4 12.7-14.3 9,421 86.6 85.7-87.3
GENDER
Male 4,042 457 11.7 10.5-12.9 3,585 88.3 87.1-89.5
Female 6,863 1,027 15.1 14.0-16.2 5,836 84.9 83.8-86.0
AGE
18-24 484 70 14.7 11.3-19.0 414 85.3 81.0-88.7
25-34 1,544 289 17.6 15.5-20.1 1,255 82.4 79.9-84.5
35-44 1,993 383 17.2 15.4-19.3 1,610 82.8 80.7-84.6
45-54 2,075 358 16.8 15.0-18.9 1,717 83.2 81.1-85.0
55-64 1,982 226 11.1 9.5-13.0 1,756 88.9 87.0-90.5
65-74 1,569 111 6.7 5.3- 8.3 1,458 93.3 91.7-94.7
75+ 1,218 46 3.6 2.5- 5.0 1,172 96.4 95.0-97.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,373 280 22.4 19.7-25.5 1,093 77.6 74.5-80.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,126 498 16.1 14.6-17.8 2,628 83.9 82.2-85.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,821 411 14.1 12.6-15.7 2,410 85.9 84.3-87.4
College Graduate 3,572 294 7.7 6.8- 8.8 3,278 92.3 91.2-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,004 266 30.2 26.5-34.1 738 69.8 65.9-73.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,547 302 22.1 19.5-25.1 1,245 77.9 74.9-80.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,259 191 17.3 14.7-20.2 1,068 82.7 79.8-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,540 227 14.5 12.6-16.8 1,313 85.5 83.2-87.4
$50,000-74,999 1,509 154 9.3 7.7-11.0 1,355 90.7 89.0-92.3
$75,000+ 1,785 119 6.4 5.2- 7.9 1,666 93.6 92.1-94.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,469 762 23.2 21.4-25.0 2,707 76.8 75.0-78.6
No 7,360 715 9.3 8.6-10.2 6,645 90.7 89.8-91.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,513 117 7.9 6.5- 9.6 1,396 92.1 90.4-93.5
Non-Veteran 9,284 1,358 14.6 13.7-15.6 7,926 85.4 84.4-86.3
Currently Serving 106 9 8.2 4.1-15.8 97 91.8 84.2-95.9

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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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