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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 582 82 13.9 10.9-17.5 500 86.1 82.5-89.1
GENDER
Male 227 23 11.9 7.7-17.9 204 88.1 82.1-92.3
Female 355 59 15.9 12.2-20.5 296 84.1 79.5-87.8
RACE
White 425 55 12.4 9.3-16.3 370 87.6 83.7-90.7
Other 151 27 17.7 11.5-26.3 124 82.3 73.7-88.5
AGE
18-44 319 45 14.4 10.4-19.7 274 85.6 80.3-89.6
45+ 257 35 12.8 8.9-18.0 222 87.2 82.0-91.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 36 22.9 15.8-31.9 112 77.1 68.1-84.2
Some College + 433 46 10.3 7.6-13.9 387 89.7 86.1-92.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 51 24.2 18.0-31.6 157 75.8 68.4-82.0
$50,000+ 244 16 6.0 3.6- 9.9 228 94.0 90.1-96.4

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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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