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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance-WHITE MALES

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 4,042 457 11.7 10.5-12.9 3,585 88.3 87.1-89.5
AGE
18-24 190 27 14.7 9.7-21.8 163 85.3 78.2-90.3
25-34 595 86 15.0 11.8-18.8 509 85.0 81.2-88.2
35-44 783 118 14.8 12.1-18.0 665 85.2 82.0-87.9
45-54 786 117 15.2 12.4-18.5 669 84.8 81.5-87.6
55-64 771 69 9.2 7.0-12.0 702 90.8 88.0-93.0
65-74 557 29 4.8 3.2- 7.2 528 95.2 92.8-96.8
75+ 351 11 2.9 1.4- 5.9 340 97.1 94.1-98.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 499 101 20.6 16.6-25.3 398 79.4 74.7-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,112 153 14.9 12.5-17.7 959 85.1 82.3-87.5
Some Post-H.S. 990 110 11.5 9.3-14.1 880 88.5 85.9-90.7
College Graduate 1,435 93 6.4 5.1- 8.0 1,342 93.6 92.0-94.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 285 78 28.2 22.1-35.1 207 71.8 64.9-77.9
$15,000- 24,999 474 86 21.4 16.9-26.7 388 78.6 73.3-83.1
$25,000- 34,999 488 60 15.6 11.9-20.2 428 84.4 79.8-88.1
$35,000- 49,999 647 74 11.5 8.9-14.6 573 88.5 85.4-91.1
$50,000-74,999 639 51 7.3 5.4- 9.9 588 92.7 90.1-94.6
$75,000+ 787 52 6.2 4.6- 8.4 735 93.8 91.6-95.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,206 229 20.9 18.2-23.9 977 79.1 76.1-81.8
No 2,800 225 8.1 7.0- 9.3 2,575 91.9 90.7-93.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,415 107 7.6 6.2- 9.4 1,308 92.4 90.6-93.8
Non-Veteran 2,539 343 13.9 12.3-15.6 2,196 86.1 84.4-87.7
Currently Serving 86 7 7.7 3.5-16.2 79 92.3 83.8-96.5

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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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