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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 674 571 78.7 73.6-83.0 103 21.3 17.0-26.4
GENDER
Male 269 222 77.3 69.9-83.4 47 22.7 16.6-30.1
Female 405 349 80.1 72.8-85.8 56 19.9 14.2-27.2
RACE
White 584 511 82.4 77.0-86.7 73 17.6 13.3-23.0
African American 28 26 96.3 84.1-99.2 2 3.7 0.8-15.9
Other Minorities 60 33 41.3 26.3-58.1 27 58.7 41.9-73.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 19 37.1 22.5-54.7 24 62.9 45.3-77.5
Non-Hispanic 631 552 82.9 77.7-87.0 79 17.1 13.0-22.3
AGE
18-24 29 18 58.7 38.5-76.4 11 41.3 23.6-61.5
25-34 111 83 69.4 57.6-79.1 28 30.6 20.9-42.4
35-44 158 136 86.8 78.8-92.1 22 13.2 7.9-21.2
45-54 235 206 84.1 76.4-89.7 29 15.9 10.3-23.6
55-64 141 128 90.0 81.0-95.0 13 10.0 5.0-19.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 36 47.4 32.5-62.7 29 52.6 37.3-67.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 205 167 71.9 61.8-80.2 38 28.1 19.8-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 182 159 83.3 73.6-89.9 23 16.7 10.1-26.4
College Graduate 222 209 95.2 91.0-97.5 13 4.8 2.5- 9.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 31 12 41.2 20.7-65.4 19 58.8 34.6-79.3
$15,000- 24,999 107 71 57.9 44.7-70.0 36 42.1 30.0-55.3
$25,000- 34,999 106 90 74.4 57.8-86.1 16 25.6 13.9-42.2
$35,000- 49,999 142 130 85.4 72.7-92.8 12 14.6 7.2-27.3
$50,000-74,999 117 113 94.8 82.9-98.6 4 5.2 1.4-17.1
$75,000+ 110 106 95.4 85.3-98.7 4 4.6 1.3-14.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 164 138 80.1 70.6-87.2 26 19.9 12.8-29.4
No 489 415 79.0 73.0-84.0 74 21.0 16.0-27.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 59 52 84.4 66.7-93.6 7 15.6 6.4-33.3
Non-Veteran 615 519 78.1 72.7-82.7 96 21.9 17.3-27.3

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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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