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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

How many times have you been to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months?

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Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 or more visits Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,021 1,208 17.1 15.9-18.3 1,434 18.7 17.5-20.0 1,148 14.0 13.0-15.1 3,420 37.1 35.7-38.6 811 13.1 12.0-14.2
-Western NC 918 149 20.8 17.3-24.9 156 15.9 13.0-19.2 130 13.4 10.8-16.5 379 36.5 32.5-40.7 104 13.4 10.7-16.7
GENDER
Male 372 69 24.2 18.7-30.7 59 15.0 11.1-20.0 46 10.6 7.4-14.9 139 31.8 26.2-37.9 59 18.5 13.9-24.1
Female 546 80 17.7 13.5-22.8 97 16.7 12.8-21.5 84 16.0 12.3-20.6 240 40.9 35.4-46.7 45 8.7 6.1-12.3
RACE
White 815 136 20.6 17.0-24.7 140 15.1 12.3-18.4 115 13.7 11.0-17.0 340 38.0 33.8-42.5 84 12.6 9.8-16.0
Other minorities 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 104 *** *** *** 18 17.2 10.0-28.0 13 12.4 6.9-21.3 34 30.3 21.3-41.0 19 16.5 10.2-25.7
35-54 251 51 22.7 16.6-30.2 39 12.1 8.4-17.2 23 10.6 6.7-16.3 94 35.7 28.6-43.5 44 19.0 13.6-25.8
55-64 199 33 19.3 12.9-27.8 40 22.9 16.1-31.5 32 14.2 9.2-21.3 79 38.1 29.6-47.3 *** *** ***
65-74 203 30 20.1 13.6-28.8 31 14.6 9.3-22.2 34 18.0 12.2-25.7 91 37.5 29.8-46.0 17 9.8 5.5-16.8
75+ 152 *** *** *** 26 13.8 8.6-21.5 28 18.5 11.5-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 121 *** *** *** 15 9.0 5.0-15.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 22.4 14.4-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 47 22.5 16.1-30.6 51 19.3 13.7-26.6 39 11.8 8.0-17.2 105 33.4 26.6-40.9 38 13.0 8.8-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 242 40 20.4 14.6-27.7 46 17.4 12.4-23.8 32 14.7 9.8-21.6 106 39.6 32.3-47.3 18 7.9 4.7-13.1
College Graduate 272 45 19.5 14.1-26.5 44 13.9 9.6-19.9 44 18.3 13.0-25.2 117 33.6 27.1-40.9 22 14.6 8.5-23.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 *** *** *** 23 13.2 7.7-21.6 17 8.7 4.9-15.3 *** *** *** 15 16.6 9.2-28.2
$15,000- 24,999 183 32 21.1 13.9-30.6 23 11.5 6.5-19.7 25 13.3 7.7-22.0 73 34.9 25.8-45.2 30 19.2 12.4-28.5
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** 14 14.7 8.0-25.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 16.4 9.0-28.0
$35,000- 49,999 109 22 22.6 14.5-33.4 21 19.7 12.3-30.2 15 14.8 8.5-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 227 43 25.4 18.3-34.1 46 17.1 11.9-23.9 34 17.4 11.9-24.6 88 32.9 25.8-40.8 16 7.4 4.2-12.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 308 20 6.7 4.0-11.0 41 12.9 8.7-18.7 41 12.9 8.7-18.6 187 60.8 53.2-68.0 *** *** ***
No 599 127 26.4 21.8-31.7 115 17.4 13.8-21.6 88 13.8 10.7-17.6 188 27.1 22.8-31.8 81 15.3 11.9-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 24 25.0 16.1-36.8 20 14.7 8.8-23.6 19 13.1 7.4-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 790 125 20.2 16.4-24.6 136 16.1 13.0-19.8 111 13.4 10.7-16.8 323 36.4 32.0-40.9 95 13.9 11.1-17.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 657 108 21.8 17.7-26.6 107 14.9 11.8-18.7 98 14.2 11.2-17.9 269 36.0 31.4-40.8 75 13.1 10.1-16.9
No 261 41 16.7 11.3-24.0 49 19.9 13.7-28.1 32 10.1 6.4-15.6 110 38.6 30.6-47.2 29 14.7 9.6-21.9

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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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