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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-African Americans

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

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  Total
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
-African Americans 1,658 1,300 75.8 72.7-78.6 64 4.2 3.0- 5.7 71 5.3 3.9- 7.2 73 4.3 3.1- 5.9 150 10.5 8.5-12.8
GENDER
Male 573 479 82.3 78.0-85.9 *** *** *** 17 3.6 2.1- 5.9 21 3.8 2.2- 6.5 45 8.1 5.7-11.3
Female 1,085 821 70.3 66.0-74.3 53 5.8 4.1- 8.1 54 6.8 4.6- 9.9 52 4.7 3.2- 7.0 105 12.4 9.7-15.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,640 1,288 75.9 72.8-78.8 62 4.0 2.9- 5.5 69 5.2 3.7- 7.1 72 4.3 3.1- 5.9 149 10.6 8.6-13.0
AGE
18-34 283 203 72.9 66.2-78.7 20 7.0 4.3-11.1 18 6.7 3.7-11.8 *** *** *** 30 8.5 5.6-12.8
35-44 230 178 73.4 64.7-80.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 14.0 8.4-22.3
45-54 309 229 74.5 67.6-80.2 *** *** *** 17 5.7 3.2- 9.9 *** *** *** 32 12.1 7.9-18.1
55-64 373 290 77.0 70.9-82.1 *** *** *** 15 4.7 2.6- 8.3 22 4.1 2.4- 6.9 38 12.2 8.3-17.6
65-74 275 231 82.0 74.5-87.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 9.0 5.0-15.8
75+ 167 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 197 68.8 60.0-76.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 13.5 9.0-19.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 536 420 77.5 72.6-81.8 *** *** *** 28 5.7 3.7- 8.6 28 4.4 2.8- 7.0 46 8.3 5.8-11.8
Some Post-H.S. 472 348 73.4 67.4-78.7 25 5.0 3.1- 7.8 23 5.3 3.0- 9.3 *** *** *** 54 13.2 9.3-18.5
College Graduate 389 334 84.8 79.6-88.8 18 5.4 3.0- 9.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 5.8 3.5- 9.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 228 62.1 54.3-69.3 20 6.4 3.8-10.8 *** *** *** 28 7.9 5.0-12.5 43 16.6 11.7-23.0
$15,000- 24,999 372 277 73.8 67.4-79.3 *** *** *** 21 5.7 3.4- 9.4 *** *** *** 39 9.1 6.2-13.3
$25,000- 34,999 202 168 77.1 67.6-84.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 182 149 76.9 66.1-85.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 497 337 62.2 55.7-68.3 23 5.1 3.0- 8.3 31 9.4 5.5-15.7 44 8.7 5.9-12.7 62 14.6 10.6-19.7
No 1,127 936 80.5 77.1-83.5 39 3.4 2.3- 5.0 38 3.9 2.7- 5.7 28 2.8 1.6- 4.7 86 9.4 7.2-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 192 169 86.8 79.8-91.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,466 1,131 74.3 70.9-77.4 61 4.4 3.2- 6.0 65 5.4 3.8- 7.5 68 4.7 3.3- 6.5 141 11.3 9.2-13.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 799 629 75.8 71.2-79.8 30 3.1 1.9- 5.1 34 5.8 3.7- 9.0 32 4.1 2.5- 6.5 74 11.2 8.5-14.7
No 859 671 75.8 71.5-79.6 34 5.1 3.4- 7.6 37 4.8 3.1- 7.4 41 4.5 2.9- 7.0 76 9.8 7.2-13.1

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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.

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