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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,808 13,905 82.2 81.0-83.3 1,903 17.8 16.7-19.0
GENDER
Male 5,982 5,228 80.0 77.9-81.9 754 20.0 18.1-22.1
Female 9,826 8,677 84.3 83.1-85.5 1,149 15.7 14.5-16.9
RACE
White 12,272 11,210 88.9 87.9-89.9 1,062 11.1 10.1-12.1
African American 2,384 2,002 79.2 76.1-82.0 382 20.8 18.0-23.9
Asian 108 96 87.2 73.1-94.5 12 12.8 5.5-26.9
Native American 320 250 72.8 65.1-79.3 70 27.2 20.7-34.9
Other Minorities 660 296 35.4 30.3-40.9 364 64.6 59.1-69.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 637 283 32.6 27.6-37.9 354 67.4 62.1-72.4
-English Speaking 238 196 69.5 53.4-81.9 42 30.5 18.1-46.6
-Spanish Speaking 399 87 19.6 14.8-25.5 312 80.4 74.5-85.2
Non-Hispanic 15,121 13,576 86.5 85.5-87.5 1,545 13.5 12.5-14.5
AGE
18-24 468 309 64.3 58.1-70.1 159 35.7 29.9-41.9
25-34 1,511 1,152 72.5 69.3-75.5 359 27.5 24.5-30.7
35-44 2,451 2,021 82.1 80.0-84.1 430 17.9 15.9-20.0
45-54 3,079 2,617 85.1 83.3-86.7 462 14.9 13.3-16.7
55-64 3,381 2,968 87.5 85.9-88.9 413 12.5 11.1-14.1
65-74 2,735 2,691 97.6 96.5-98.3 44 2.4 1.7- 3.5
75+ 2,070 2,048 98.4 97.3-99.1 22 1.6 0.9- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,260 1,725 56.5 52.8-60.1 535 43.5 39.9-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,650 3,953 78.8 76.3-81.1 697 21.2 18.9-23.7
Some Post-H.S. 4,105 3,672 85.8 83.8-87.6 433 14.2 12.4-16.2
College Graduate 4,756 4,518 94.8 93.8-95.6 238 5.2 4.4- 6.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,782 1,314 56.1 51.8-60.4 468 43.9 39.6-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,530 1,946 61.2 57.3-65.0 584 38.8 35.0-42.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,676 1,420 77.0 72.9-80.7 256 23.0 19.3-27.1
$35,000- 49,999 2,195 2,013 87.7 85.2-89.8 182 12.3 10.2-14.8
$50,000-74,999 2,243 2,135 93.6 91.6-95.1 108 6.4 4.9- 8.4
$75,000+ 3,231 3,163 97.4 96.4-98.1 68 2.6 1.9- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,881 5,201 82.9 81.0-84.6 680 17.1 15.4-19.0
No 9,479 8,334 81.9 80.4-83.4 1,145 18.1 16.6-19.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,384 2,250 92.1 89.3-94.2 134 7.9 5.8-10.7
Non-Veteran 13,418 11,650 80.6 79.3-81.9 1,768 19.4 18.1-20.7

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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