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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITES

Excluding insurance premiums, in the past year, what would you estimate your family's out-of-pocket healthcare costs have been?

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$500 $500-$1499 $1500-$4999 $5000+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,495 973 9.9 9.2-10.7 1,369 14.0 13.2-14.9 1,939 19.4 18.4-20.4 3,317 35.1 33.9-36.3 1,897 21.5 20.5-22.6
GENDER
Male 3,611 422 10.9 9.8-12.2 485 12.8 11.5-14.1 704 18.5 17.0-20.0 1,252 35.5 33.6-37.4 748 22.4 20.8-24.1
Female 5,884 551 9.0 8.1- 9.9 884 15.3 14.2-16.4 1,235 20.3 19.1-21.6 2,065 34.8 33.3-36.3 1,149 20.7 19.4-22.0
AGE
18-24 393 112 29.1 23.8-35.0 100 25.8 20.7-31.7 81 20.3 15.9-25.6 74 20.0 15.6-25.3 26 4.8 3.0- 7.5
25-34 1,431 174 11.9 10.0-14.3 272 18.4 16.1-21.0 298 19.9 17.5-22.6 434 31.4 28.5-34.4 253 18.3 15.9-20.9
35-44 1,818 142 8.0 6.6- 9.7 254 13.5 11.7-15.5 374 18.5 16.5-20.7 642 36.6 33.9-39.4 406 23.4 21.1-25.8
45-54 1,890 143 7.0 5.7- 8.4 295 13.8 12.1-15.8 380 19.5 17.4-21.8 634 34.2 31.6-37.0 438 25.4 23.0-28.0
55-64 1,746 143 7.4 6.1- 9.0 241 13.0 11.1-15.2 342 18.7 16.5-21.1 597 34.0 31.3-36.9 423 26.9 24.2-29.7
65-74 1,306 144 11.1 9.2-13.3 109 7.6 6.0- 9.6 297 21.9 19.3-24.7 533 41.3 38.1-44.6 223 18.0 15.5-20.8
75+ 891 113 10.7 8.6-13.2 95 11.2 8.7-14.2 164 17.0 14.2-20.2 395 44.5 40.4-48.7 124 16.6 13.7-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,045 175 16.2 13.6-19.2 152 14.3 11.8-17.3 221 21.2 18.2-24.5 365 34.4 30.9-38.1 132 13.9 11.4-16.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,629 343 13.1 11.6-14.8 402 15.2 13.6-17.0 537 19.7 17.8-21.7 879 32.9 30.8-35.2 468 19.0 17.2-21.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,520 272 10.4 9.0-11.9 359 14.8 13.1-16.7 475 17.5 15.8-19.3 893 35.2 32.9-37.5 521 22.2 20.2-24.3
College Graduate 3,293 181 5.5 4.6- 6.6 454 12.5 11.2-13.9 705 20.1 18.5-21.7 1,178 36.9 34.9-39.0 775 25.1 23.2-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 805 147 18.3 15.0-22.1 141 18.9 15.3-23.1 176 22.2 18.7-26.1 234 26.6 22.9-30.6 107 14.1 11.1-17.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,351 166 12.7 10.6-15.0 224 16.2 13.8-18.9 305 22.4 19.7-25.4 445 31.8 28.7-35.0 211 17.0 14.6-19.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,147 135 11.8 9.8-14.1 176 14.1 11.9-16.6 255 21.4 18.6-24.4 405 36.0 32.7-39.5 176 16.7 14.2-19.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,449 97 6.7 5.3- 8.4 216 15.1 12.9-17.5 304 19.6 17.3-22.3 544 37.3 34.3-40.3 288 21.3 18.8-24.1
$50,000-74,999 1,424 76 5.5 4.2- 7.2 191 13.5 11.5-15.8 282 18.6 16.3-21.2 533 38.6 35.6-41.8 342 23.8 21.2-26.5
$75,000+ 1,687 57 3.2 2.4- 4.3 191 9.9 8.4-11.6 317 18.1 16.0-20.4 623 38.1 35.3-41.0 499 30.7 28.1-33.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,888 293 10.0 8.7-11.4 334 11.8 10.3-13.4 539 17.7 16.1-19.5 1,046 36.0 33.8-38.2 676 24.5 22.6-26.5
No 6,547 668 9.9 9.0-10.8 1,024 14.9 13.8-15.9 1,392 20.1 18.9-21.3 2,252 34.8 33.4-36.3 1,211 20.4 19.1-21.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,354 147 9.8 8.2-11.7 162 11.6 9.6-13.8 274 18.6 16.2-21.2 483 37.2 34.2-40.3 288 22.9 20.3-25.7
Non-Veteran 8,043 778 9.4 8.6-10.3 1,190 14.5 13.6-15.5 1,660 19.8 18.7-20.9 2,814 34.8 33.5-36.2 1,601 21.5 20.3-22.6
Currently Serving 97 48 51.6 40.1-62.9 17 15.7 9.4-25.0 5 3.3 1.2- 9.3 19 23.2 14.5-35.0 8 6.1 2.7-13.5

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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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