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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Reasons Uninsured

Earlier you indicated you do not have health insurance coverage.
What is the main reason you do not have health insurance?

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  Total
Respond.^
Could not afford premiums Lost job/Changed employer Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,624 1,011 61.1 58.0-64.1 198 12.0 10.1-14.1 415 26.9 24.2-29.8
GENDER
Male 698 409 56.3 51.7-60.7 106 14.8 11.9-18.2 183 29.0 24.9-33.4
Female 926 602 66.2 62.2-70.0 92 9.1 7.0-11.7 232 24.7 21.4-28.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 780 510 64.9 60.6-69.0 106 13.7 10.8-17.1 164 21.4 18.0-25.2
Non-Hispanic Black 355 208 55.6 48.8-62.2 59 16.9 12.6-22.3 88 27.5 21.6-34.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 353 213 60.3 54.2-66.2 17 4.0 2.3- 6.7 123 35.7 30.0-41.9
AGE
18-34 497 289 56.4 51.1-61.5 44 9.4 6.6-13.1 164 34.2 29.4-39.4
35-44 356 221 62.6 56.6-68.3 43 13.3 9.7-18.0 92 24.1 19.4-29.5
45-54 386 236 62.8 56.5-68.8 69 16.2 12.2-21.2 81 21.0 16.1-26.9
55-64 329 235 71.8 65.5-77.3 39 12.6 8.7-18.0 55 15.6 11.5-20.7
65-74 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 390 253 63.1 57.0-68.7 35 9.2 6.4-13.1 102 27.7 22.5-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 609 378 59.8 54.9-64.5 73 11.8 9.0-15.5 158 28.4 24.1-33.1
Some Post-H.S. 438 280 63.5 57.6-69.1 57 13.0 9.5-17.5 101 23.5 18.7-29.1
College Graduate 182 96 48.2 38.9-57.6 33 21.2 13.6-31.5 53 30.6 22.1-40.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 421 286 66.6 60.6-72.0 63 15.1 11.3-20.0 72 18.3 14.0-23.5
$15,000- 24,999 547 356 63.1 57.7-68.2 65 11.7 8.8-15.3 126 25.2 20.6-30.5
$25,000- 34,999 183 121 67.2 58.6-74.8 *** *** *** 53 29.4 22.1-38.0
$35,000- 49,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 375 237 62.8 56.5-68.7 62 17.8 13.4-23.2 76 19.4 14.9-24.9
No 1,241 768 60.7 57.3-64.1 136 10.8 8.8-13.2 337 28.5 25.4-31.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 18.8 11.0-30.2
Non-Veteran 1,528 961 61.4 58.2-64.4 175 11.3 9.4-13.5 392 27.4 24.5-30.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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