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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Whites

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
-Whites 5,890 4,909 81.7 80.3-83.1 248 4.6 3.9- 5.4 103 2.1 1.6- 2.7 112 2.0 1.5- 2.6 518 9.6 8.6-10.7
GENDER
Male 2,276 1,970 84.3 82.2-86.3 72 3.8 2.8- 5.1 35 2.0 1.3- 2.9 29 1.4 0.9- 2.2 170 8.4 7.0-10.1
Female 3,614 2,939 79.4 77.5-81.2 176 5.3 4.3- 6.3 68 2.2 1.6- 3.0 83 2.5 1.8- 3.5 348 10.6 9.3-12.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 12.8 7.0-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,749 4,811 82.4 80.9-83.7 236 4.5 3.8- 5.3 90 1.8 1.3- 2.3 108 2.0 1.5- 2.6 504 9.4 8.4-10.5
AGE
18-34 690 544 79.9 76.3-83.1 41 5.0 3.5- 7.1 22 3.2 2.0- 5.0 *** *** *** 71 10.1 7.8-12.9
35-44 682 521 75.5 71.3-79.2 44 5.7 4.0- 8.1 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 *** *** *** 84 13.4 10.5-16.9
45-54 981 763 78.4 74.7-81.6 58 5.5 3.9- 7.8 17 2.2 1.2- 3.9 *** *** *** 120 11.4 9.0-14.3
55-64 1,248 1,018 81.3 78.2-84.0 54 5.1 3.5- 7.4 *** *** *** 27 2.3 1.4- 3.7 135 10.2 8.3-12.5
65-74 1,214 1,076 89.6 87.4-91.5 30 2.7 1.8- 4.2 17 1.3 0.8- 2.2 *** *** *** 75 5.4 4.1- 7.2
75+ 1,032 948 92.4 89.9-94.2 21 1.7 1.0- 3.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 3.6 2.3- 5.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 604 466 74.0 68.9-78.6 27 4.7 2.9- 7.6 20 4.8 2.9- 8.0 30 6.4 3.9-10.2 61 10.0 7.4-13.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,620 1,347 82.2 79.5-84.5 65 3.9 2.9- 5.3 30 1.9 1.2- 3.1 41 2.3 1.5- 3.5 137 9.7 7.9-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,652 1,364 80.8 78.0-83.2 72 5.2 3.8- 6.9 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 31 1.6 1.0- 2.5 153 10.6 8.7-12.8
College Graduate 2,008 1,728 86.2 84.1-88.0 84 4.4 3.4- 5.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 166 7.9 6.5- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 569 381 63.2 57.5-68.6 40 7.0 4.7-10.3 22 4.7 2.6- 8.2 42 7.9 5.3-11.6 84 17.3 13.3-22.1
$15,000- 24,999 887 671 70.2 65.8-74.3 43 6.3 4.3- 9.0 20 3.8 2.2- 6.5 27 3.9 2.2- 6.9 126 15.7 12.8-19.2
$25,000- 34,999 521 425 79.1 74.2-83.3 24 4.3 2.7- 7.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 49 11.3 8.1-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 724 627 84.2 80.3-87.5 26 4.4 2.8- 7.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 9.5 7.0-12.8
$50,000- 74,999 692 610 88.3 84.6-91.2 27 4.6 2.7- 7.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 43 5.3 3.6- 7.9
$75,000+ 1,286 1,137 88.4 85.9-90.4 52 3.9 2.8- 5.4 17 1.8 1.0- 3.2 *** *** *** 79 5.9 4.4- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,754 1,274 69.2 66.1-72.2 116 7.3 5.8- 9.2 48 3.0 2.0- 4.3 87 6.0 4.5- 8.0 229 14.4 12.3-16.9
No 4,068 3,583 86.2 84.6-87.6 128 3.6 2.9- 4.5 54 1.8 1.3- 2.5 24 0.6 0.3- 1.0 279 7.8 6.8- 9.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 818 723 85.8 82.1-88.9 24 3.5 2.1- 6.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 8.4 6.0-11.6
Non-Veteran 5,071 4,185 81.1 79.6-82.6 224 4.7 4.0- 5.6 94 2.3 1.7- 2.9 103 2.1 1.6- 2.8 465 9.8 8.7-10.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,020 2,474 80.0 77.9-81.9 123 4.4 3.5- 5.5 56 2.2 1.6- 3.1 63 2.2 1.5- 3.1 304 11.2 9.8-12.9
No 2,870 2,435 83.7 81.8-85.6 125 4.8 3.8- 6.1 47 1.9 1.3- 2.8 49 1.8 1.2- 2.7 214 7.7 6.5- 9.2

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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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