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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 581 71 12.4 9.7-15.8 510 87.6 84.2-90.3
GENDER
Male 227 26 10.8 7.1-16.0 201 89.2 84.0-92.9
Female 354 45 14.1 10.3-18.9 309 85.9 81.1-89.7
RACE
White 423 42 10.4 7.5-14.2 381 89.6 85.8-92.5
Other 152 29 17.2 11.6-24.9 123 82.8 75.1-88.4
AGE
18-44 319 39 12.0 8.5-16.6 280 88.0 83.4-91.5
45+ 256 31 13.1 9.0-18.8 225 86.9 81.2-91.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 28 18.1 11.9-26.5 120 81.9 73.5-88.1
Some College + 432 43 10.2 7.5-13.7 389 89.8 86.3-92.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 44 23.3 17.1-30.9 164 76.7 69.1-82.9
$50,000+ 243 21 7.8 5.0-12.1 222 92.2 87.9-95.0

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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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