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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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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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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,920 1,647 84.9 82.8-86.9 69 3.9 2.9- 5.2 42 2.4 1.7- 3.4 32 1.7 1.1- 2.7 130 7.1 5.7- 8.7
Female 3,014 2,401 76.8 74.5-79.0 143 5.3 4.3- 6.6 74 3.0 2.2- 4.0 89 3.2 2.3- 4.3 307 11.7 10.1-13.5
RACE
White 3,578 2,998 82.9 81.1-84.5 153 4.6 3.7- 5.7 59 1.8 1.3- 2.5 64 1.7 1.2- 2.5 304 9.0 7.7-10.4
African American 973 756 74.1 70.0-77.9 39 4.8 3.2- 7.1 40 4.9 3.4- 7.2 41 4.2 2.7- 6.5 97 11.9 9.2-15.2
Other minorities 335 254 79.6 74.4-84.0 19 4.8 2.9- 7.8 17 4.2 2.5- 7.0 *** *** *** 31 7.9 5.3-11.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 302 215 71.4 65.3-76.8 23 7.2 4.6-11.2 23 8.1 5.3-12.2 *** *** *** 28 9.7 6.4-14.5
Non-Hispanic 4,609 3,818 81.7 80.0-83.2 189 4.4 3.7- 5.4 92 2.2 1.7- 2.9 108 2.4 1.8- 3.1 402 9.3 8.2-10.5
AGE
18-34 720 557 78.5 74.8-81.7 47 6.2 4.5- 8.5 27 3.2 2.1- 4.8 *** *** *** 77 9.9 7.7-12.7
35-54 1,540 1,191 77.5 74.7-80.1 89 5.2 4.0- 6.8 44 3.1 2.1- 4.4 48 3.0 2.1- 4.4 168 11.2 9.3-13.5
55-64 988 794 81.1 77.9-84.0 40 3.7 2.4- 5.5 22 2.6 1.6- 4.3 30 3.0 1.9- 4.7 102 9.5 7.5-12.0
65-74 891 782 88.0 85.0-90.5 18 2.2 1.2- 3.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 65 7.3 5.3- 9.9
75+ 747 681 91.7 88.7-93.9 18 2.4 1.3- 4.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 3.0 1.8- 5.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 659 502 74.6 70.0-78.8 29 4.3 2.7- 6.6 25 4.3 2.7- 6.7 33 7.1 4.6-10.8 70 9.8 7.4-12.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,343 1,082 79.0 75.9-81.8 54 4.2 3.0- 6.0 47 4.1 2.9- 5.7 44 2.7 1.8- 3.9 116 10.0 8.0-12.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,293 1,058 80.8 77.6-83.6 54 5.0 3.5- 7.1 26 2.1 1.2- 3.5 33 1.7 1.1- 2.7 122 10.4 8.3-13.1
College Graduate 1,633 1,401 86.0 83.7-88.0 75 4.9 3.7- 6.5 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9 *** *** *** 129 7.7 6.2- 9.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 542 347 59.0 53.1-64.7 38 7.7 5.1-11.6 27 5.3 3.3- 8.3 49 9.3 6.4-13.4 81 18.7 14.4-23.9
$15,000- 24,999 847 630 70.7 66.2-74.7 42 6.4 4.4- 9.2 33 5.8 3.9- 8.6 29 4.3 2.5- 7.3 113 12.9 10.3-16.1
$25,000- 34,999 455 376 80.4 75.0-84.8 22 4.1 2.5- 6.9 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6 *** *** *** 34 9.6 6.3-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 572 499 85.6 80.9-89.3 20 3.8 2.2- 6.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 7.6 4.8-11.9
$50,000+ 1,516 1,335 88.2 85.8-90.3 62 4.1 3.0- 5.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 101 6.3 4.8- 8.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,320 940 69.0 65.3-72.4 88 7.3 5.6- 9.5 44 3.5 2.3- 5.5 83 6.9 5.1- 9.3 165 13.3 10.9-16.0
No 3,545 3,057 84.2 82.4-85.8 120 3.8 3.0- 4.7 70 2.5 1.9- 3.2 36 1.2 0.7- 1.9 262 8.5 7.2- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 553 485 86.6 82.4-90.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Non-Veteran 4,378 3,560 80.0 78.3-81.6 194 4.7 3.9- 5.7 108 2.8 2.2- 3.5 113 2.6 2.0- 3.4 403 9.8 8.7-11.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,832 1,501 80.2 77.4-82.7 71 3.8 2.9- 5.1 39 2.6 1.7- 3.8 38 1.6 1.0- 2.6 183 11.8 9.7-14.3
No 3,102 2,547 80.9 79.0-82.7 141 5.0 4.0- 6.2 77 2.8 2.1- 3.6 83 2.8 2.1- 3.8 254 8.5 7.3- 9.9

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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