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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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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  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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,254 2,766 83.3 81.5-85.0 101 3.5 2.7- 4.5 69 2.7 2.0- 3.6 65 2.1 1.6- 2.9 253 8.3 7.2- 9.7
Female 5,204 4,151 77.1 75.4-78.8 256 5.5 4.7- 6.4 140 3.2 2.5- 4.1 155 3.2 2.6- 4.1 502 10.9 9.7-12.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,702 4,772 82.4 81.0-83.7 234 4.5 3.8- 5.3 90 1.8 1.3- 2.3 107 2.0 1.5- 2.6 499 9.4 8.4-10.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,617 1,269 76.0 72.9-78.9 60 3.9 2.8- 5.4 69 5.2 3.8- 7.2 71 4.2 3.0- 5.9 148 10.6 8.7-13.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 389 *** *** *** 18 7.5 2.8-18.4 17 4.9 2.0-11.4 16 9.3 3.9-20.7 32 7.1 3.1-15.4
Non-Hispanic Other 237 198 87.0 81.2-91.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 6.8 4.0-11.5
Hispanic 431 309 70.1 64.6-75.0 30 6.6 4.4- 9.7 29 8.5 5.6-12.7 19 4.6 2.7- 7.7 44 10.3 7.4-14.2
AGE
18-34 1,176 905 78.3 75.4-80.9 70 5.4 4.1- 7.0 45 4.0 2.8- 5.6 32 2.9 1.9- 4.4 124 9.5 7.8-11.5
35-44 1,107 838 74.0 70.5-77.1 73 5.8 4.4- 7.6 37 4.2 2.7- 6.3 34 3.3 2.2- 5.0 125 12.7 10.4-15.5
45-54 1,423 1,094 77.7 74.6-80.4 78 4.7 3.4- 6.4 38 2.9 2.0- 4.4 47 3.3 2.2- 4.9 166 11.4 9.4-13.9
55-64 1,773 1,429 80.6 78.0-82.9 65 4.3 3.0- 6.0 35 1.9 1.3- 2.9 55 2.7 1.9- 3.9 189 10.5 8.8-12.6
65-74 1,606 1,402 87.9 85.7-89.8 41 2.7 1.8- 3.9 32 1.8 1.2- 2.8 26 1.4 0.8- 2.4 105 6.2 4.8- 7.9
75+ 1,286 1,173 91.7 89.4-93.5 26 1.7 1.0- 2.8 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0 25 1.7 1.0- 3.0 42 3.8 2.6- 5.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,164 881 72.2 68.4-75.6 48 4.4 3.1- 6.2 46 5.5 3.8- 8.1 68 7.4 5.4-10.0 121 10.6 8.6-13.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,394 1,950 80.6 78.4-82.7 87 4.0 3.0- 5.2 68 3.2 2.4- 4.3 78 2.8 2.0- 3.7 211 9.4 7.9-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,297 1,851 79.3 76.9-81.5 106 5.1 4.0- 6.5 59 2.6 1.9- 3.7 57 2.0 1.4- 2.8 224 11.0 9.3-13.0
College Graduate 2,592 2,226 86.1 84.2-87.7 116 4.6 3.7- 5.8 35 1.4 0.9- 2.2 17 0.4 0.2- 0.7 198 7.5 6.3- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,060 706 62.1 57.8-66.2 68 6.6 4.9- 9.0 46 5.3 3.3- 8.3 91 9.4 7.1-12.2 149 16.6 13.7-20.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,501 1,126 72.3 69.1-75.3 71 5.9 4.4- 7.9 53 4.4 3.2- 6.2 53 4.1 2.7- 6.1 198 13.2 11.2-15.6
$25,000- 34,999 820 673 79.2 75.1-82.8 35 4.2 2.8- 6.2 24 4.0 2.5- 6.5 19 2.1 1.2- 3.6 69 10.5 7.9-13.9
$35,000- 49,999 980 840 82.7 79.1-85.9 38 4.5 3.0- 6.8 19 1.9 1.1- 3.3 *** *** *** 74 9.8 7.4-13.0
$50,000-74,999 883 775 88.1 84.9-90.8 32 4.4 2.7- 7.0 15 1.5 0.7- 3.1 *** *** *** 56 5.4 3.8- 7.6
$75,000+ 1,529 1,352 88.4 86.1-90.3 66 4.0 3.0- 5.4 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3 *** *** *** 90 5.7 4.3- 7.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,469 1,758 67.3 64.5-69.9 154 6.9 5.6- 8.5 90 4.3 3.1- 5.9 152 7.2 5.8- 9.0 315 14.3 12.4-16.4
No 5,874 5,071 84.3 83.0-85.6 196 3.7 3.1- 4.4 115 2.6 2.0- 3.2 66 1.2 0.9- 1.7 426 8.2 7.3- 9.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,080 946 85.9 82.8-88.6 29 3.3 2.1- 5.3 17 1.8 1.0- 3.3 17 1.4 0.7- 2.6 71 7.5 5.6-10.1
Non-Veteran 7,374 5,968 79.3 77.9-80.6 327 4.7 4.1- 5.4 192 3.1 2.6- 3.8 203 2.9 2.4- 3.5 684 10.0 9.1-11.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,412 3,577 79.0 77.2-80.6 178 4.1 3.4- 5.0 108 3.1 2.4- 4.0 117 2.8 2.2- 3.7 432 11.0 9.8-12.4
No 4,046 3,340 81.2 79.5-82.9 179 5.0 4.1- 6.0 101 2.9 2.2- 3.7 103 2.6 2.0- 3.4 323 8.3 7.2- 9.5

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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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