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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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%)
North Carolina 14,543 2,978 19.5 18.7-20.3 11,565 80.5 79.7-81.3
-Rowan County 441 107 23.6 19.3-28.5 334 76.4 71.5-80.7
GENDER
Male 154 36 23.7 16.9-32.3 118 76.3 67.7-83.1
Female 287 71 23.5 18.6-29.2 216 76.5 70.8-81.4
RACE
White 368 82 21.9 17.4-27.2 286 78.1 72.8-82.6
Other 71 24 30.6 19.8-44.0 47 69.4 56.0-80.2
AGE
18-44 173 48 26.1 19.5-34.0 125 73.9 66.0-80.5
45+ 267 59 21.7 16.4-28.2 208 78.3 71.8-83.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 238 69 27.3 21.2-34.4 169 72.7 65.6-78.8
Some College + 203 38 18.8 13.3-25.7 165 81.2 74.3-86.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 255 85 33.1 26.7-40.2 170 66.9 59.8-73.3
$50,000+ 103 8 9.3 4.3-19.1 95 90.7 80.9-95.7

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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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