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2008 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 15,804 2,225 16.5 15.6-17.5 13,579 83.5 82.5-84.4
-Western NC 2,905 433 17.9 16.0-20.0 2,472 82.1 80.0-84.0
GENDER
Male 1,153 140 15.1 12.4-18.3 1,013 84.9 81.7-87.6
Female 1,752 293 20.4 17.9-23.3 1,459 79.6 76.7-82.1
RACE
White 2,687 385 17.3 15.4-19.5 2,302 82.7 80.5-84.6
African American 78 14 18.1 9.5-32.0 64 81.9 68.0-90.5
Other Minorities 129 30 24.3 15.2-36.5 99 75.7 63.5-84.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 16 24.1 12.9-40.6 44 75.9 59.4-87.1
Non-Hispanic 2,835 415 17.6 15.6-19.7 2,420 82.4 80.3-84.4
AGE
18-24 75 15 16.2 9.2-27.0 60 83.8 73.0-90.8
25-34 225 60 27.3 21.0-34.7 165 72.7 65.3-79.0
35-44 371 88 23.1 18.5-28.5 283 76.9 71.5-81.5
45-54 525 107 22.0 17.8-26.9 418 78.0 73.1-82.2
55-64 693 109 15.5 12.5-18.9 584 84.5 81.1-87.5
65-74 559 32 5.5 3.8- 8.0 527 94.5 92.0-96.2
75+ 443 21 3.8 2.1- 6.9 422 96.2 93.1-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 94 27.6 21.7-34.4 350 72.4 65.6-78.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 897 152 18.8 15.5-22.6 745 81.2 77.4-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 745 121 19.2 15.5-23.6 624 80.8 76.4-84.5
College Graduate 814 65 10.2 7.5-13.6 749 89.8 86.4-92.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 122 40.7 33.5-48.4 267 59.3 51.6-66.5
$15,000- 24,999 512 122 28.8 23.4-34.8 390 71.2 65.2-76.6
$25,000- 34,999 342 45 15.1 10.8-20.7 297 84.9 79.3-89.2
$35,000- 49,999 433 54 16.3 11.9-22.0 379 83.7 78.0-88.1
$50,000-74,999 408 29 9.8 6.4-14.7 379 90.2 85.3-93.6
$75,000+ 421 16 5.8 3.0-10.8 405 94.2 89.2-97.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,195 249 25.4 22.0-29.1 946 74.6 70.9-78.0
No 1,637 173 13.4 11.2-16.0 1,464 86.6 84.0-88.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 422 36 11.7 7.9-17.0 386 88.3 83.0-92.1
Non-Veteran 2,482 397 18.8 16.7-21.1 2,085 81.2 78.9-83.3

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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.

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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