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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 15,623 2,178 16.0 15.2-16.9 13,445 84.0 83.1-84.8
-Western NC 1,666 268 17.9 15.4-20.7 1,398 82.1 79.3-84.6
GENDER
Male 620 80 16.3 12.4-21.2 540 83.7 78.8-87.6
Female 1,046 188 19.3 16.2-22.8 858 80.7 77.2-83.8
RACE
White 1,505 234 17.7 15.0-20.7 1,271 82.3 79.3-85.0
African American 47 8 12.4 5.8-24.7 39 87.6 75.3-94.2
Other Minorities 104 25 22.9 14.3-34.5 79 77.1 65.5-85.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 15 18.6 10.4-30.9 51 81.4 69.1-89.6
Non-Hispanic 1,593 251 17.8 15.2-20.8 1,342 82.2 79.2-84.8
AGE
18-24 53 12 18.7 9.7-33.1 41 81.3 66.9-90.3
25-34 172 43 27.8 19.7-37.6 129 72.2 62.4-80.3
35-44 246 61 23.3 17.6-30.1 185 76.7 69.9-82.4
45-54 319 62 17.4 12.6-23.5 257 82.6 76.5-87.4
55-64 355 50 15.2 11.1-20.5 305 84.8 79.5-88.9
65-74 293 27 9.5 6.0-14.8 266 90.5 85.2-94.0
75+ 221 13 4.4 2.4- 7.8 208 95.6 92.2-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 62 24.2 16.9-33.4 207 75.8 66.6-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 514 77 18.4 14.1-23.7 437 81.6 76.3-85.9
Some Post-H.S. 415 77 22.5 17.1-28.9 338 77.5 71.1-82.9
College Graduate 460 51 8.9 6.4-12.2 409 91.1 87.8-93.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 60 32.1 23.2-42.5 162 67.9 57.5-76.8
$15,000- 24,999 307 73 29.5 22.3-37.8 234 70.5 62.2-77.7
$25,000- 34,999 241 40 16.1 11.3-22.6 201 83.9 77.4-88.7
$35,000- 49,999 261 37 20.0 13.6-28.3 224 80.0 71.7-86.4
$50,000-74,999 193 13 5.3 2.7-10.1 180 94.7 89.9-97.3
$75,000+ 196 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4 189 98.2 95.6-99.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 665 158 29.3 24.4-34.8 507 70.7 65.2-75.6
No 951 103 11.8 9.1-15.0 848 88.2 85.0-90.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 18 7.4 3.9-13.5 226 92.6 86.5-96.1
Non-Veteran 1,420 250 19.5 16.6-22.7 1,170 80.5 77.3-83.4

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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.

** 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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