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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
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
-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
GENDER
Male 387 325 79.6 73.7-84.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 40 11.0 7.6-15.6
Female 590 473 79.7 74.8-83.9 28 4.4 2.7- 7.1 *** *** *** 25 5.0 2.8- 8.9 53 8.6 6.1-12.0
RACE
White 864 706 79.0 75.0-82.6 30 4.5 2.9- 7.1 *** *** *** 27 3.6 2.1- 6.0 85 10.4 8.0-13.4
Other minorities 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 110 80 75.7 65.9-83.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 12.4 7.2-20.6
35-54 255 189 74.1 66.7-80.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 10.9 7.3-16.1
55-64 212 168 76.8 67.4-84.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 11.8 7.0-19.2
65-74 215 192 91.7 86.5-95.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 175 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 302 252 84.3 78.1-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 8.1 5.0-12.9
Some Post-H.S. 263 209 75.8 68.5-81.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 12.3 8.0-18.3
College Graduate 276 236 87.8 82.2-91.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 8.8 5.3-14.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 14.4 8.8-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 192 150 75.7 65.4-83.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 10.3 6.1-16.9
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 112 92 80.6 70.0-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 230 209 89.7 82.5-94.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 347 251 67.0 59.3-73.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 9.6 5.5-16.3 42 13.0 8.7-18.8
No 620 538 85.2 81.0-88.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 51 8.5 6.1-11.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 842 677 79.0 75.0-82.5 35 4.4 2.8- 6.8 18 3.1 1.8- 5.5 29 3.8 2.3- 6.3 83 9.8 7.5-12.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 698 566 79.1 74.8-82.9 23 3.8 2.2- 6.5 *** *** *** 25 4.1 2.4- 6.9 71 10.4 7.9-13.5
No 279 232 81.8 73.9-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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