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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Health Care Access

Have you delayed getting needed medical care for any of the following reasons in the past 12 months?

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Respond.^
Not delayed/no medical care needed Appt. not soon enough Wait time too long No transportation Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,458 6,917 80.1 78.8-81.2 357 4.5 4.0- 5.2 209 3.0 2.5- 3.6 220 2.7 2.2- 3.3 755 9.7 8.8-10.6
-Eastern NC 2,547 2,071 79.1 76.6-81.3 109 4.3 3.4- 5.5 75 3.7 2.6- 5.3 67 2.8 2.0- 4.0 225 10.1 8.5-11.9
GENDER
Male 947 794 81.5 77.6-84.9 24 2.1 1.2- 3.7 20 3.3 1.9- 5.9 26 3.1 1.8- 5.2 83 9.9 7.5-13.1
Female 1,600 1,277 76.8 73.6-79.8 85 6.3 4.8- 8.1 55 4.1 2.6- 6.4 41 2.6 1.6- 4.2 142 10.2 8.3-12.5
RACE
White 1,448 1,205 81.1 78.2-83.8 65 4.4 3.3- 5.9 28 2.5 1.6- 4.1 21 1.5 0.8- 2.6 129 10.4 8.4-12.9
African American 638 504 77.3 72.1-81.8 22 3.3 1.9- 5.7 30 5.9 3.4-10.0 30 4.6 2.7- 7.7 52 8.9 6.3-12.5
Other minorities 431 341 70.9 60.4-79.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 41 11.9 7.1-19.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 12.8 7.0-22.4
Non-Hispanic 2,434 1,989 79.9 77.4-82.2 100 4.2 3.2- 5.4 70 3.4 2.3- 4.8 65 2.7 1.9- 3.9 210 9.9 8.3-11.8
AGE
18-34 346 268 78.8 72.9-83.6 17 3.9 2.2- 6.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 7.6 5.0-11.3
35-54 735 552 73.6 69.0-77.8 49 5.3 3.7- 7.5 25 4.4 2.5- 7.5 *** *** *** 90 14.3 11.0-18.3
55-64 573 467 81.3 76.6-85.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 61 11.9 8.7-16.2
65-74 500 428 85.1 80.0-89.0 17 4.3 2.4- 7.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 4.9 2.8- 8.5
75+ 364 332 89.8 84.1-93.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 371 280 68.4 60.5-75.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 13.0 8.8-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 749 616 81.6 77.3-85.2 25 4.0 2.4- 6.6 *** *** *** 22 3.2 1.8- 5.7 69 9.2 6.8-12.4
Some Post-H.S. 741 584 78.3 73.9-82.2 41 4.8 3.3- 7.1 25 3.6 2.2- 5.9 *** *** *** 75 11.4 8.4-15.3
College Graduate 683 589 86.1 82.3-89.3 29 3.9 2.5- 6.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 42 6.4 4.5- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 260 64.8 56.6-72.2 23 5.9 3.5- 9.9 *** *** *** 27 8.5 4.8-14.5 46 14.3 9.9-20.4
$15,000- 24,999 462 346 73.3 67.4-78.5 22 5.1 3.1- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 63 15.7 11.6-20.9
$25,000- 34,999 265 218 79.0 71.1-85.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 10.9 6.6-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 296 249 78.3 70.3-84.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 12.4 7.8-19.2
$50,000+ 666 583 88.0 84.4-90.9 27 4.0 2.5- 6.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 4.5 3.0- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 802 567 64.0 58.7-68.9 48 7.2 5.1-10.2 *** *** *** 45 6.7 4.4-10.1 108 16.8 13.2-21.0
No 1,709 1,476 84.5 81.7-86.8 59 3.3 2.4- 4.6 39 3.2 2.0- 4.9 *** *** *** 113 7.5 5.9- 9.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 392 340 86.0 80.7-90.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 7.9 4.9-12.6
Non-Veteran 2,154 1,731 77.8 75.0-80.4 98 4.6 3.6- 5.9 66 3.9 2.7- 5.7 61 3.2 2.2- 4.6 198 10.5 8.7-12.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,882 1,510 78.0 75.1-80.6 84 4.4 3.4- 5.8 56 3.7 2.5- 5.5 54 3.1 2.1- 4.6 178 10.8 8.9-13.0
No 665 561 84.0 79.5-87.6 25 3.7 2.4- 5.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 47 6.9 4.6-10.0

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*Other factors include cost, afforability, work constraints, and access problems.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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.

**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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