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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 499 53 10.1 7.5-13.5 83 17.3 13.7-21.7 111 20.9 17.1-25.2 159 32.5 27.9-37.4 93 19.2 15.5-23.6
GENDER
Male 200 22 10.3 6.5-15.8 35 17.5 12.2-24.5 36 17.7 12.6-24.4 66 33.4 26.5-41.1 41 21.1 15.4-28.1
Female 299 31 9.8 6.7-14.3 48 17.1 12.7-22.7 75 24.3 19.3-30.1 93 31.5 25.9-37.6 52 17.3 13.0-22.6
RACE
White 378 38 9.8 6.8-13.8 53 13.5 10.1-17.8 82 19.8 15.8-24.5 124 33.4 28.3-38.9 81 23.5 18.8-28.9
Other 116 15 11.4 6.5-19.1 27 25.1 16.7-35.9 29 24.8 16.8-35.0 35 31.9 22.6-42.9 10 6.8 3.5-12.8
AGE
18-44 278 35 12.5 8.7-17.6 57 22.4 17.1-28.9 58 19.5 14.8-25.3 89 31.6 25.8-38.1 39 14.0 10.0-19.1
45+ 218 18 6.9 4.1-11.5 25 9.9 6.4-15.1 53 23.6 17.8-30.5 69 32.6 26.0-40.1 53 27.0 20.5-34.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 17 14.6 8.8-23.4 27 30.4 20.9-42.1 22 17.2 10.7-26.4 31 27.4 18.8-38.2 12 10.3 5.7-18.1
Some College + 390 36 8.6 5.9-12.4 56 13.1 9.9-17.3 89 22.1 17.7-27.1 128 34.1 28.9-39.7 81 22.1 17.6-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 19 10.6 6.3-17.4 44 27.1 19.7-35.9 50 25.2 18.6-33.3 51 28.0 21.0-36.2 18 9.1 5.5-14.6
$50,000+ 233 12 4.8 2.5- 8.9 22 8.6 5.5-13.3 50 20.6 15.5-26.9 90 39.1 32.4-46.4 59 26.8 20.8-33.9

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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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