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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Health Insurance Coverage - Less than age 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,339 9,449 79.1 77.9-80.2 1,890 20.9 19.8-22.1
-Western NC 1,146 929 75.1 71.1-78.7 217 24.9 21.3-28.9
GENDER
Male 432 346 73.0 66.6-78.7 86 27.0 21.3-33.4
Female 714 583 77.1 72.1-81.4 131 22.9 18.6-27.9
RACE
White 1,007 839 77.9 73.6-81.6 168 22.1 18.4-26.4
African American 39 35 93.3 81.3-97.8 4 6.7 2.2-18.7
Other Minorities 94 51 44.6 32.0-57.9 43 55.4 42.1-68.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 26 38.0 24.9-53.3 34 62.0 46.7-75.1
Non-Hispanic 1,082 900 78.2 74.1-81.8 182 21.8 18.2-25.9
AGE
18-24 53 34 59.7 43.2-74.2 19 40.3 25.8-56.8
25-34 172 121 67.3 57.7-75.6 51 32.7 24.4-42.3
35-44 246 196 78.2 71.1-84.0 50 21.8 16.0-28.9
45-54 320 266 79.2 72.3-84.8 54 20.8 15.2-27.7
55-64 355 312 86.2 81.0-90.2 43 13.8 9.8-19.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 76 45.0 33.6-56.9 60 55.0 43.1-66.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 273 71.9 64.6-78.3 74 28.1 21.7-35.4
Some Post-H.S. 309 258 79.5 72.2-85.2 51 20.5 14.8-27.8
College Graduate 352 321 92.4 88.7-95.0 31 7.6 5.0-11.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 81 55.4 42.4-67.8 42 44.6 32.2-57.6
$15,000- 24,999 196 125 54.3 44.6-63.6 71 45.7 36.4-55.4
$25,000- 34,999 165 133 74.1 61.7-83.5 32 25.9 16.5-38.3
$35,000- 49,999 206 184 84.6 75.2-90.8 22 15.4 9.2-24.8
$50,000-74,999 159 150 92.7 84.1-96.8 9 7.3 3.2-15.9
$75,000+ 170 162 94.1 87.4-97.3 8 5.9 2.7-12.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 400 326 72.5 64.7-79.1 74 27.5 20.9-35.3
No 712 576 76.8 72.0-81.0 136 23.2 19.0-28.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 98 80.2 67.9-88.6 18 19.8 11.4-32.1
Non-Veteran 1,030 831 74.6 70.4-78.4 199 25.4 21.6-29.6

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