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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - Less than age 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,923 6,020 82.3 80.8-83.7 903 17.7 16.3-19.2
-Piedmont NC 4,000 3,518 83.9 82.0-85.6 482 16.1 14.4-18.0
GENDER
Male 1,629 1,413 81.2 78.2-83.9 216 18.8 16.1-21.8
Female 2,371 2,105 87.2 85.2-88.9 266 12.8 11.1-14.8
RACE
White 2,948 2,731 91.7 90.0-93.1 217 8.3 6.9-10.0
African American 658 556 85.8 82.0-88.8 102 14.2 11.2-18.0
Other Minorities 376 213 47.7 41.0-54.4 163 52.3 45.6-59.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 304 155 41.8 34.6-49.3 149 58.2 50.7-65.4
Non-Hispanic 3,692 3,359 90.2 88.7-91.5 333 9.8 8.5-11.3
AGE
18-24 178 119 67.8 58.9-75.6 59 32.2 24.4-41.1
25-34 764 616 76.8 72.5-80.6 148 23.2 19.4-27.5
35-44 1,116 1,001 88.4 85.5-90.8 115 11.6 9.2-14.5
45-54 1,143 1,045 91.9 89.6-93.7 98 8.1 6.3-10.4
55-64 799 737 91.9 89.1-94.0 62 8.1 6.0-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 332 193 44.5 36.9-52.3 139 55.5 47.7-63.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,096 887 75.9 71.9-79.6 209 24.1 20.4-28.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,025 935 89.8 86.2-92.5 90 10.2 7.5-13.8
College Graduate 1,542 1,499 96.9 95.4-97.9 43 3.1 2.1- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 57 36.2 23.9-50.6 80 63.8 49.4-76.1
$15,000- 24,999 495 314 54.3 47.8-60.6 181 45.7 39.4-52.2
$25,000- 34,999 467 396 83.2 78.0-87.4 71 16.8 12.6-22.0
$35,000- 49,999 685 630 90.1 86.7-92.7 55 9.9 7.3-13.3
$50,000-74,999 702 679 92.9 87.3-96.1 23 7.1 3.9-12.7
$75,000+ 1,198 1,182 98.3 97.2-99.0 16 1.7 1.0- 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 819 705 81.7 76.8-85.8 114 18.3 14.2-23.2
No 3,050 2,707 85.0 82.9-86.8 343 15.0 13.2-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 367 346 94.2 90.4-96.6 21 5.8 3.4- 9.6
Non-Veteran 3,624 3,164 82.8 80.8-84.7 460 17.2 15.3-19.2

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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.

** 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.

***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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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