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2014 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 6,874 5,685 81.4 80.2-82.5 311 5.2 4.5- 5.9 161 2.3 1.9- 2.8 219 3.3 2.8- 3.8 498 7.9 7.1- 8.7
-Western NC 975 802 80.7 77.5-83.6 52 6.1 4.4- 8.2 25 2.3 1.5- 3.5 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 67 8.0 6.0-10.6
GENDER
Male 418 351 81.5 76.3-85.8 23 7.1 4.5-11.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 6.4 3.8-10.6
Female 557 451 80.1 75.8-83.8 29 5.1 3.4- 7.7 *** *** *** 17 3.0 1.7- 5.1 45 9.5 6.8-13.1
RACE
White 884 731 81.1 77.7-84.1 45 5.9 4.2- 8.1 22 2.0 1.3- 3.3 26 3.0 1.9- 4.6 60 8.0 5.9-10.8
Other minorities 80 61 76.9 65.1-85.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 113 88 77.6 68.1-84.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 12.2 7.0-20.2
35-54 231 173 76.2 69.3-82.0 14 6.2 3.5-10.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 11.1 7.1-17.1
55-64 214 168 79.1 72.4-84.5 14 6.1 3.5-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 238 209 86.5 80.6-90.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 101 76.3 66.8-83.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 292 232 77.0 70.4-82.5 14 5.8 3.3- 9.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 10.4 6.4-16.4
Some Post-H.S. 254 208 82.5 76.4-87.3 21 7.9 4.8-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 6.4 3.5-11.2
College Graduate 290 255 86.8 81.6-90.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 6.9 4.2-11.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 18.3 10.7-29.7
$15,000- 24,999 184 143 72.1 62.6-80.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 13.4 7.6-22.8
$25,000- 34,999 97 76 78.0 67.1-86.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 124 87.7 80.1-92.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 239 212 87.2 81.2-91.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 303 215 68.4 61.5-74.5 28 11.6 7.6-17.3 *** *** *** 21 7.2 4.3-11.6 32 10.6 7.1-15.5
No 651 570 85.9 82.3-89.0 23 3.9 2.5- 6.2 17 2.2 1.3- 3.8 *** *** *** 33 6.6 4.4- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 122 78.8 69.1-86.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 828 680 81.1 77.6-84.2 41 5.1 3.6- 7.3 22 2.3 1.4- 3.7 23 2.8 1.8- 4.4 62 8.7 6.4-11.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 794 651 80.9 77.3-84.1 41 5.7 4.0- 7.9 24 2.6 1.6- 4.0 23 2.5 1.6- 3.9 55 8.3 6.1-11.3
No 181 151 79.8 71.2-86.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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