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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - Less than age 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

^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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