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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,355 5,564 83.7 82.0-85.3 791 16.3 14.7-18.0
-Western NC 1,002 854 80.3 75.9-84.0 148 19.7 16.0-24.1
GENDER
Male 437 359 74.6 67.5-80.5 78 25.4 19.5-32.5
Female 565 495 86.6 81.9-90.3 70 13.4 9.7-18.1
RACE
White 900 790 86.8 83.4-89.6 110 13.2 10.4-16.6
African American 37 30 65.2 39.4-84.3 7 34.8 15.7-60.6
Other Minorities 62 33 26.4 15.3-41.5 29 73.6 58.5-84.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 12 15.6 7.4-29.8 21 84.4 70.2-92.6
Non-Hispanic 968 841 85.3 81.8-88.2 127 14.7 11.8-18.2
AGE
18-24 38 25 57.7 37.9-75.2 13 42.3 24.8-62.1
25-34 157 123 72.8 62.1-81.4 34 27.2 18.6-37.9
35-44 225 189 81.8 73.9-87.7 36 18.2 12.3-26.1
45-54 315 280 90.1 85.6-93.2 35 9.9 6.8-14.4
55-64 267 237 90.4 86.0-93.5 30 9.6 6.5-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 49 45.4 30.7-60.9 34 54.6 39.1-69.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 217 69.9 60.9-77.5 63 30.1 22.5-39.1
Some Post-H.S. 302 263 87.0 80.7-91.4 39 13.0 8.6-19.3
College Graduate 337 325 96.0 92.3-98.0 12 4.0 2.0- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 40 11 24.9 10.9-47.3 29 75.1 52.7-89.1
$15,000- 24,999 131 88 48.0 35.0-61.2 43 52.0 38.8-65.0
$25,000- 34,999 131 101 76.3 66.4-83.9 30 23.7 16.1-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 194 173 86.8 79.4-91.7 21 13.2 8.3-20.6
$50,000-74,999 224 213 96.1 91.8-98.2 11 3.9 1.8- 8.2
$75,000+ 207 204 98.7 95.3-99.7 3 1.3 0.3- 4.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 242 201 80.2 71.8-86.6 41 19.8 13.4-28.2
No 736 633 80.3 74.9-84.7 103 19.7 15.3-25.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 81 90.5 75.5-96.7 6 9.5 3.3-24.5
Non-Veteran 915 773 79.4 74.7-83.4 142 20.6 16.6-25.3

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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

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available. For cell sizes less than 50, the results are not reliable

^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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