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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,623 2,178 16.0 15.2-16.9 13,445 84.0 83.1-84.8
GENDER
Male 5,706 658 14.7 13.3-16.2 5,048 85.3 83.8-86.7
Female 9,917 1,520 17.3 16.3-18.4 8,397 82.7 81.6-83.7
RACE
White 11,781 1,398 13.8 12.9-14.8 10,383 86.2 85.2-87.1
African American 2,591 473 17.4 15.6-19.3 2,118 82.6 80.7-84.4
Asian 106 15 13.8 7.0-25.4 91 86.2 74.6-93.0
Native American 300 66 26.3 19.5-34.5 234 73.7 65.5-80.5
Other Minorities 778 218 29.7 25.6-34.3 560 70.3 65.7-74.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 818 210 27.9 23.8-32.3 608 72.1 67.7-76.2
-English Speaking 313 67 27.3 20.8-34.8 246 72.7 65.2-79.2
-Spanish Speaking 504 143 28.1 23.2-33.6 361 71.9 66.4-76.8
Non-Hispanic 14,769 1,963 14.8 14.0-15.7 12,806 85.2 84.3-86.0
AGE
18-24 629 138 20.1 16.6-24.1 491 79.9 75.9-83.4
25-34 1,861 386 22.8 20.3-25.4 1,475 77.2 74.6-79.7
35-44 2,668 470 17.4 15.7-19.4 2,198 82.6 80.6-84.3
45-54 3,083 507 16.0 14.4-17.7 2,576 84.0 82.3-85.6
55-64 3,100 427 13.8 12.3-15.4 2,673 86.2 84.6-87.7
65-74 2,366 160 6.9 5.7- 8.3 2,206 93.1 91.7-94.3
75+ 1,802 72 3.9 2.9- 5.0 1,730 96.1 95.0-97.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,395 540 27.1 24.3-30.1 1,855 72.9 69.9-75.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,728 726 17.9 16.3-19.6 4,002 82.1 80.4-83.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,860 571 15.8 14.2-17.6 3,289 84.2 82.4-85.8
College Graduate 4,599 339 8.5 7.4- 9.8 4,260 91.5 90.2-92.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,777 486 34.4 30.8-38.3 1,291 65.6 61.7-69.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,584 615 28.6 26.0-31.4 1,969 71.4 68.6-74.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,876 295 17.8 15.5-20.3 1,581 82.2 79.7-84.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,198 270 14.9 12.8-17.1 1,928 85.1 82.9-87.2
$50,000-74,999 2,016 139 8.9 7.0-11.2 1,877 91.1 88.8-93.0
$75,000+ 2,840 89 3.6 2.8- 4.7 2,751 96.4 95.3-97.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,624 1,185 26.4 24.6-28.3 4,439 73.6 71.7-75.4
No 9,507 924 11.2 10.3-12.2 8,583 88.8 87.8-89.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,276 172 8.2 6.8- 9.8 2,104 91.8 90.2-93.2
Non-Veteran 13,316 1,999 17.3 16.3-18.3 11,317 82.7 81.7-83.7

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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.

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