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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

What do you think your household has had to give up in the last year to pay health care costs?

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Respond.^
Nothing Only extra activities Only non-necessities Living expenses
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,172 8,738 61.6 60.6-62.6 1,415 10.8 10.2-11.5 1,232 9.0 8.4- 9.6 2,787 18.7 17.9-19.5
-Wake County 565 364 63.7 59.0-68.1 65 11.8 9.1-15.1 57 9.3 6.9-12.3 79 15.2 12.0-19.2
GENDER
Male 219 157 69.1 61.7-75.7 19 8.9 5.5-14.0 17 7.7 4.6-12.5 26 14.3 9.6-20.9
Female 346 207 58.3 52.4-64.1 46 14.7 10.9-19.5 40 10.9 7.7-15.1 53 16.1 12.1-21.1
RACE
White 416 269 64.0 58.6-69.0 50 12.5 9.4-16.5 43 9.3 6.7-12.8 54 14.2 10.6-18.7
Other 143 92 64.1 54.4-72.7 12 7.9 4.2-14.5 14 9.6 5.3-16.8 25 18.4 12.0-27.1
AGE
18-44 311 199 63.5 57.2-69.5 40 12.4 8.9-17.0 30 8.2 5.4-12.1 42 15.9 11.5-21.6
45+ 248 162 63.9 56.8-70.4 24 10.8 7.0-16.3 27 11.3 7.5-16.8 35 14.0 9.8-19.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 135 81 57.3 47.1-66.9 10 8.6 4.4-16.0 13 8.3 4.4-15.0 31 25.8 17.7-36.0
Some College + 428 282 66.1 60.9-71.0 55 13.0 9.8-17.0 44 9.6 6.9-13.3 47 11.2 8.3-15.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 198 106 48.9 40.6-57.2 23 12.2 7.7-18.7 25 10.9 6.9-16.9 44 28.0 20.8-36.6
$50,000+ 241 170 71.6 65.1-77.3 29 12.4 8.5-17.7 23 8.8 5.7-13.3 19 7.3 4.5-11.5

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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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