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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

How many times have you been to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 or more visits Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,021 1,208 17.1 15.9-18.3 1,434 18.7 17.5-20.0 1,148 14.0 13.0-15.1 3,420 37.1 35.7-38.6 811 13.1 12.0-14.2
GENDER
Male 3,149 550 20.3 18.4-22.3 596 19.6 17.8-21.5 412 12.4 11.0-13.9 1,156 31.0 29.0-33.1 435 16.7 15.1-18.6
Female 4,872 658 14.0 12.7-15.4 838 17.9 16.4-19.6 736 15.5 14.1-17.1 2,264 42.9 40.9-44.8 376 9.7 8.5-11.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,395 796 16.6 15.2-18.0 958 18.1 16.8-19.6 803 14.5 13.3-15.8 2,379 40.0 38.3-41.8 459 10.8 9.6-12.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,532 233 16.9 14.3-19.8 291 20.9 18.1-24.0 228 15.0 12.7-17.8 647 35.5 32.3-38.8 133 11.7 9.5-14.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 362 35 9.0 4.6-16.9 *** *** *** 48 13.4 7.0-24.2 *** *** *** 34 13.3 6.6-24.9
Non-Hispanic Other 228 43 22.9 15.9-31.7 55 25.2 17.9-34.2 27 13.4 8.1-21.3 67 21.0 15.1-28.4 36 17.6 11.5-25.9
Hispanic 428 89 20.5 16.3-25.4 66 14.7 11.1-19.2 37 8.1 5.6-11.6 98 22.6 18.2-27.7 138 34.1 29.0-39.6
AGE
18-34 1,136 212 19.8 17.0-22.8 224 20.6 17.8-23.7 141 12.3 10.2-14.7 351 28.1 25.1-31.3 208 19.3 16.7-22.2
35-44 1,079 205 19.4 16.6-22.6 204 18.3 15.6-21.2 149 15.4 12.8-18.5 360 31.2 28.0-34.7 161 15.6 13.1-18.5
45-54 1,384 261 19.2 16.6-22.0 242 17.1 14.5-19.9 197 14.2 12.1-16.7 517 34.8 31.6-38.2 167 14.7 12.3-17.4
55-64 1,703 242 14.9 12.8-17.2 310 19.5 17.0-22.1 230 13.1 11.2-15.2 802 45.7 42.6-48.8 119 6.9 5.5- 8.7
65-74 1,515 150 10.5 8.6-12.7 263 19.0 16.4-21.8 240 16.0 13.7-18.7 768 48.6 45.3-52.0 94 5.9 4.6- 7.6
75+ 1,126 125 10.7 8.6-13.3 181 15.4 12.9-18.4 177 15.9 13.2-19.0 591 53.3 49.2-57.3 52 4.7 3.2- 6.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,050 152 16.9 14.0-20.4 158 14.0 11.4-17.1 122 10.5 8.4-13.1 429 35.9 32.1-39.9 189 22.7 19.3-26.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,256 374 18.8 16.6-21.2 399 18.4 16.3-20.7 310 14.0 12.1-16.1 905 34.3 31.7-37.0 268 14.5 12.5-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,195 310 15.8 13.7-18.1 400 20.9 18.5-23.5 318 14.2 12.3-16.3 977 38.6 36.0-41.4 190 10.5 8.9-12.5
College Graduate 2,509 370 16.7 14.8-18.7 477 19.5 17.5-21.6 397 16.3 14.5-18.3 1,105 39.3 36.9-41.8 160 8.2 6.8- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 967 101 12.3 9.5-15.7 143 14.8 12.0-18.0 107 10.1 7.7-13.1 493 46.7 42.3-51.1 123 16.2 13.1-19.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,448 231 18.3 15.7-21.3 213 14.7 12.3-17.4 182 13.1 10.8-15.7 616 36.2 33.0-39.6 206 17.7 15.1-20.6
$25,000- 34,999 781 135 21.0 17.0-25.5 119 15.3 12.2-19.1 121 12.8 10.1-16.2 322 37.2 32.7-41.9 84 13.7 10.7-17.4
$35,000- 49,999 962 149 17.7 14.6-21.3 177 18.5 15.6-21.9 151 16.1 13.0-19.7 406 37.6 33.6-41.7 79 10.1 7.7-13.2
$50,000-74,999 859 147 17.2 14.2-20.7 173 23.5 19.7-27.9 140 14.9 12.3-18.1 338 34.7 30.6-39.0 61 9.6 7.0-13.1
$75,000+ 1,506 225 16.3 13.9-19.0 330 22.5 19.8-25.5 242 17.1 14.7-19.8 624 37.1 34.0-40.3 85 7.0 5.4- 9.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,206 149 7.9 6.5- 9.7 231 10.0 8.5-11.8 243 10.8 9.2-12.7 1,482 65.0 62.1-67.7 101 6.3 4.8- 8.1
No 5,706 1,046 19.7 18.3-21.2 1,184 21.4 19.9-22.9 890 15.0 13.8-16.3 1,892 29.0 27.5-30.6 694 15.0 13.7-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,034 151 17.2 14.3-20.6 187 17.3 14.6-20.4 147 13.2 10.8-16.0 476 43.9 40.0-47.9 73 8.3 6.2-11.1
Non-Veteran 6,984 1,057 17.0 15.8-18.3 1,245 18.9 17.6-20.2 1,001 14.1 13.0-15.3 2,943 36.2 34.7-37.8 738 13.7 12.6-14.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,179 642 18.5 16.8-20.3 739 18.1 16.5-19.9 592 13.9 12.6-15.4 1,785 36.8 34.8-38.8 421 12.7 11.3-14.3
No 3,842 566 15.5 14.0-17.2 695 19.4 17.7-21.2 556 14.1 12.7-15.7 1,635 37.5 35.5-39.6 390 13.5 12.0-15.1

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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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