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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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%)
North Carolina 14,531 2,442 16.1 15.4-16.8 12,089 83.9 83.2-84.6
-Pitt County 368 55 17.2 13.0-22.4 313 82.8 77.6-87.0
GENDER
Male 149 23 18.7 12.3-27.3 126 81.3 72.7-87.7
Female 219 32 15.5 10.9-21.6 187 84.5 78.4-89.1
RACE
White 246 19 9.0 5.6-14.0 227 91.0 86.0-94.4
Other 121 36 30.7 21.7-41.3 85 69.3 58.7-78.3
AGE
18-44 181 34 20.7 14.4-28.8 147 79.3 71.2-85.6
45+ 186 21 13.3 8.5-20.1 165 86.7 79.9-91.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 142 30 23.8 16.3-33.4 112 76.2 66.6-83.7
Some College + 226 25 12.0 7.9-17.9 201 88.0 82.1-92.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 41 23.8 17.3-31.8 156 76.2 68.2-82.7
$50,000+ 110 6 6.0 2.6-13.4 104 94.0 86.6-97.4

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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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