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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

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%)
North Carolina 12,310 1,476 12.0 11.3-12.8 1,980 15.8 15.0-16.6 2,647 20.5 19.6-21.4 4,047 33.1 32.1-34.2 2,160 18.6 17.7-19.5
-Rowan County 368 52 15.7 11.6-20.8 64 16.5 12.6-21.2 77 21.1 16.8-26.3 112 29.1 24.1-34.6 63 17.6 13.7-22.5
GENDER
Male 131 21 19.3 12.5-28.7 17 12.7 7.5-20.7 32 23.5 16.5-32.3 39 28.2 20.5-37.6 22 16.2 10.5-24.2
Female 237 31 12.4 8.5-17.9 47 19.8 14.8-26.0 45 19.0 14.0-25.3 73 29.8 23.8-36.6 41 18.9 13.8-25.2
RACE
White 315 36 11.2 7.8-15.7 50 15.7 11.6-20.8 69 22.1 17.3-27.7 98 30.0 24.5-36.0 62 21.1 16.4-26.7
Other 52 16 37.1 22.9-54.0 14 20.3 11.2-34.1 7 15.8 7.2-31.1 14 25.3 14.4-40.6 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9
AGE
18-44 148 24 20.2 13.3-29.4 30 19.2 13.2-27.2 32 20.5 14.3-28.5 39 25.5 18.3-34.4 23 14.6 9.4-22.0
45+ 220 28 11.8 7.8-17.5 34 14.1 9.7-20.2 45 21.7 15.9-28.8 73 32.2 25.6-39.5 40 20.2 14.8-27.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 193 39 22.6 16.1-30.7 33 17.3 11.9-24.4 36 17.9 12.5-24.9 53 26.6 20.0-34.5 32 15.6 10.8-22.0
Some College + 175 13 7.3 4.0-12.8 31 15.5 10.6-22.0 41 25.1 18.4-33.1 59 32.1 24.9-40.2 31 20.1 14.0-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 221 39 21.1 15.1-28.7 36 15.1 10.4-21.4 41 17.4 12.5-23.6 65 28.4 22.0-35.8 40 18.0 13.0-24.4
$50,000+ 97 3 4.0 1.2-12.1 16 17.9 10.9-28.1 27 28.5 19.5-39.5 32 29.0 20.3-39.5 19 20.7 13.2-30.8

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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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