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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 279 232 81.8 73.9-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 353 284 79.8 73.2-85.1 16 5.4 3.1- 9.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 7.3 4.4-11.9
Durham 335 272 77.9 70.7-83.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 12.0 8.0-17.5
Forsyth 346 295 84.8 79.0-89.3 20 4.7 2.6- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 5.7 3.2-10.0
Gaston 298 242 78.7 70.7-85.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 8.2 4.6-14.2
Guilford 360 288 77.6 71.2-82.9 16 4.1 2.3- 7.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 11.0 7.3-16.2
Mecklenburg 428 339 78.7 73.6-83.0 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7 15 3.2 1.9- 5.3 *** *** *** 43 10.3 7.2-14.4
New Hanover 312 277 89.5 83.2-93.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 282 236 80.7 69.9-88.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 456 381 83.8 79.4-87.4 24 6.1 3.8- 9.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 6.4 4.3- 9.4
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,934 4,048 80.7 79.1-82.2 212 4.7 3.9- 5.5 116 2.7 2.2- 3.4 121 2.5 1.9- 3.2 437 9.5 8.4-10.7
Western NC 977 798 79.7 75.9-82.9 36 4.2 2.7- 6.5 18 2.7 1.5- 4.7 32 3.7 2.3- 5.9 93 9.7 7.6-12.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 695 581 82.9 78.5-86.5 27 4.1 2.5- 6.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 8.4 5.9-11.7
Northwest 1,417 1,180 81.8 78.9-84.4 55 4.0 2.8- 5.6 35 2.7 1.7- 4.1 38 3.2 2.0- 5.0 109 8.4 6.7-10.5
Charlotte 1,432 1,148 78.6 75.4-81.5 60 4.8 3.5- 6.6 41 3.2 2.2- 4.6 38 2.4 1.5- 3.9 145 11.0 8.9-13.6
Greensboro 1,049 846 77.2 73.4-80.6 48 5.1 3.5- 7.2 25 3.0 1.8- 4.9 33 3.9 2.4- 6.1 97 10.9 8.4-14.0
Southern Regional 1,191 959 77.5 73.2-81.2 52 5.3 3.7- 7.6 39 4.3 2.4- 7.4 42 3.7 2.3- 6.0 99 9.3 7.0-12.2
Southeast 536 459 81.9 76.4-86.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 42 9.0 6.1-12.9
Wake 1,255 1,036 82.3 79.3-84.9 59 5.1 3.7- 7.1 22 2.2 1.3- 3.7 26 1.9 1.1- 3.2 112 8.5 6.8-10.6
Area L & Eastern 883 708 79.2 75.3-82.5 39 3.4 2.3- 5.0 23 3.8 2.2- 6.4 *** *** *** 92 11.3 8.8-14.4

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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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