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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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%)
TOTAL 15,804 2,225 16.5 15.6-17.5 13,579 83.5 82.5-84.4
GENDER
Male 5,981 680 13.5 12.1-15.0 5,301 86.5 85.0-87.9
Female 9,823 1,545 19.4 18.1-20.7 8,278 80.6 79.3-81.9
RACE
White 12,270 1,421 13.0 12.1-14.0 10,849 87.0 86.0-87.9
African American 2,388 507 23.0 20.5-25.7 1,881 77.0 74.3-79.5
Asian 107 11 8.7 4.2-17.3 96 91.3 82.7-95.8
Native American 319 73 26.0 19.7-33.4 246 74.0 66.6-80.3
Other Minorities 656 199 31.3 25.8-37.4 457 68.7 62.6-74.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 635 180 30.3 24.8-36.5 455 69.7 63.5-75.2
-English Speaking 238 42 24.5 12.8-41.9 196 75.5 58.1-87.2
-Spanish Speaking 397 138 32.4 26.4-39.0 259 67.6 61.0-73.6
Non-Hispanic 15,119 2,034 15.3 14.4-16.3 13,085 84.7 83.7-85.6
AGE
18-24 472 108 22.7 17.9-28.3 364 77.3 71.7-82.1
25-34 1,509 301 19.6 17.1-22.3 1,208 80.4 77.7-82.9
35-44 2,448 490 19.4 17.5-21.5 1,958 80.6 78.5-82.5
45-54 3,080 571 18.6 16.8-20.5 2,509 81.4 79.5-83.2
55-64 3,382 492 14.2 12.8-15.8 2,890 85.8 84.2-87.2
65-74 2,733 166 6.2 5.2- 7.5 2,567 93.8 92.5-94.8
75+ 2,067 85 3.6 2.8- 4.7 1,982 96.4 95.3-97.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,252 504 27.3 24.3-30.5 1,748 72.7 69.5-75.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,651 736 19.7 17.6-22.1 3,915 80.3 77.9-82.4
Some Post-H.S. 4,106 616 17.0 15.3-18.9 3,490 83.0 81.1-84.7
College Graduate 4,757 367 7.8 6.9- 8.9 4,390 92.2 91.1-93.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,781 529 34.6 30.7-38.7 1,252 65.4 61.3-69.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,529 630 33.0 29.6-36.6 1,899 67.0 63.4-70.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,679 264 18.9 16.1-22.0 1,415 81.1 78.0-83.9
$35,000- 49,999 2,195 245 13.8 11.8-16.1 1,950 86.2 83.9-88.2
$50,000-74,999 2,239 169 8.2 6.8- 9.8 2,070 91.8 90.2-93.2
$75,000+ 3,232 130 5.1 4.1- 6.3 3,102 94.9 93.7-95.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,876 1,191 23.7 22.0-25.5 4,685 76.3 74.5-78.0
No 9,478 974 13.4 12.2-14.6 8,504 86.6 85.4-87.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,383 188 8.8 7.4-10.6 2,195 91.2 89.4-92.6
Non-Veteran 13,414 2,037 17.8 16.7-18.9 11,377 82.2 81.1-83.3

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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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