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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,840 1,430 18.5 17.3-19.6 7,410 81.5 80.4-82.7
-Western NC 1,003 168 19.4 16.2-22.9 835 80.6 77.1-83.8
GENDER
Male 397 56 18.3 13.8-23.8 341 81.7 76.2-86.2
Female 606 112 20.4 16.3-25.2 494 79.6 74.8-83.7
RACE
White 885 142 18.9 15.6-22.6 743 81.1 77.4-84.4
Other minorities 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 118 30 25.1 17.3-34.9 88 74.9 65.1-82.7
35-54 265 62 24.2 18.3-31.1 203 75.8 68.9-81.7
55-64 216 45 19.2 13.2-26.9 171 80.8 73.1-86.8
65-74 217 23 9.3 5.6-15.2 194 90.7 84.8-94.4
75+ 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 36 28.5 19.4-39.8 100 71.5 60.2-80.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 49 17.6 12.6-23.9 256 82.4 76.1-87.4
Some Post-H.S. 268 55 21.6 16.1-28.4 213 78.4 71.6-83.9
College Graduate 291 28 10.3 6.4-16.1 263 89.7 83.9-93.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 48 25.7 18.3-34.8 149 74.3 65.2-81.7
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 19 20.9 12.7-32.5 98 79.1 67.5-87.3
$50,000+ 238 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 87 31.5 24.9-39.1 265 68.5 60.9-75.1
No 640 79 14.1 10.9-18.0 561 85.9 82.0-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 863 155 21.0 17.5-25.0 708 79.0 75.0-82.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 714 130 19.6 16.0-23.7 584 80.4 76.3-84.0
No 289 38 18.6 12.6-26.5 251 81.4 73.5-87.4

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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.

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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