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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 11,514 1,700 18.8 17.6-20.0 9,814 81.2 80.0-82.4
GENDER
Male 4,303 535 16.4 14.7-18.4 3,768 83.6 81.6-85.3
Female 7,211 1,165 21.0 19.5-22.7 6,046 79.0 77.3-80.5
RACE
White 8,792 1,085 16.4 15.1-17.8 7,707 83.6 82.2-84.9
African American 1,815 383 23.9 21.0-27.1 1,432 76.1 72.9-79.0
Native American 270 64 25.2 17.3-35.1 206 74.8 64.9-82.7
Other Minorities 553 151 26.1 20.8-32.1 402 73.9 67.9-79.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 526 161 30.9 25.3-37.2 365 69.1 62.8-74.7
-English Speaking 233 53 30.9 21.8-41.7 180 69.1 58.3-78.2
-Spanish Speaking 293 108 31.0 24.1-38.8 185 69.0 61.2-75.9
Non-Hispanic 10,953 1,536 17.9 16.7-19.1 9,417 82.1 80.9-83.3
AGE
18-34 1,427 317 22.4 19.7-25.4 1,110 77.6 74.6-80.3
35-44 1,551 314 21.5 18.7-24.6 1,237 78.5 75.4-81.3
45-54 2,085 471 24.5 21.8-27.4 1,614 75.5 72.6-78.2
55-64 2,473 386 17.7 15.5-20.2 2,087 82.3 79.8-84.5
65-74 2,124 132 6.4 5.0- 8.1 1,992 93.6 91.9-95.0
75+ 1,718 63 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1,655 96.7 95.3-97.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,451 344 26.8 23.3-30.6 1,107 73.2 69.4-76.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,307 543 20.3 18.1-22.7 2,764 79.7 77.3-81.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,898 487 19.9 17.6-22.3 2,411 80.1 77.7-82.4
College Graduate 3,827 322 10.1 8.7-11.7 3,505 89.9 88.3-91.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,377 419 37.4 33.2-41.7 958 62.6 58.3-66.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,953 471 30.3 26.9-33.8 1,482 69.7 66.2-73.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,120 186 19.8 16.4-23.7 934 80.2 76.3-83.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,412 167 15.7 12.8-19.2 1,245 84.3 80.8-87.2
$50,000-74,999 1,345 105 10.6 8.1-13.7 1,240 89.4 86.3-91.9
$75,000+ 2,265 88 4.9 3.7- 6.6 2,177 95.1 93.4-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,412 704 27.5 24.9-30.2 2,708 72.5 69.8-75.1
No 7,547 905 15.6 14.3-16.9 6,642 84.4 83.1-85.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,592 122 10.2 8.0-12.9 1,470 89.8 87.1-92.0
Non-Veteran 9,917 1,577 20.0 18.7-21.4 8,340 80.0 78.6-81.3

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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