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2008 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 10,890 9,067 79.0 77.7-80.4 1,823 21.0 19.6-22.3
-Western NC 1,888 1,506 75.7 72.6-78.6 382 24.3 21.4-27.4
GENDER
Male 789 617 71.7 66.6-76.3 172 28.3 23.7-33.4
Female 1,099 889 79.7 76.2-82.7 210 20.3 17.3-23.8
RACE
White 1,710 1,397 80.2 77.4-82.7 313 19.8 17.3-22.6
African American 61 52 71.5 50.7-86.0 9 28.5 14.0-49.3
Other Minorities 110 53 26.8 17.7-38.3 57 73.2 61.7-82.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 56 20 19.9 11.0-33.3 36 80.1 66.7-89.0
Non-Hispanic 1,831 1,485 79.0 76.2-81.5 346 21.0 18.5-23.8
AGE
18-24 73 46 63.4 48.9-75.7 27 36.6 24.3-51.1
25-34 226 163 68.0 59.6-75.4 63 32.0 24.6-40.4
35-44 371 279 74.3 68.3-79.4 92 25.7 20.6-31.7
45-54 524 434 82.2 77.6-86.1 90 17.8 13.9-22.4
55-64 694 584 85.2 82.0-87.9 110 14.8 12.1-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 142 53.4 43.6-62.9 85 46.6 37.1-56.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 569 415 68.1 62.2-73.6 154 31.9 26.4-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 527 429 78.9 73.2-83.7 98 21.1 16.3-26.8
College Graduate 565 520 92.7 89.7-94.8 45 7.3 5.2-10.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 121 46.1 37.1-55.4 101 53.9 44.6-62.9
$15,000- 24,999 296 180 48.5 40.0-57.0 116 51.5 43.0-60.0
$25,000- 34,999 225 167 73.6 66.1-79.9 58 26.4 20.1-33.9
$35,000- 49,999 312 270 80.1 72.0-86.3 42 19.9 13.7-28.0
$50,000-74,999 309 288 94.3 90.1-96.8 21 5.7 3.2- 9.9
$75,000+ 338 325 95.5 91.1-97.8 13 4.5 2.2- 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 688 538 75.0 70.2-79.3 150 25.0 20.7-29.8
No 1,158 937 76.1 72.0-79.8 221 23.9 20.2-28.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 159 86.3 78.6-91.5 27 13.7 8.5-21.4
Non-Veteran 1,702 1,347 74.7 71.4-77.7 355 25.3 22.3-28.6

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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 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.

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.

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