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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

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 7,269 1,043 16.2 15.2-17.3 6,226 83.8 82.7-84.8
-Western NC 1,009 148 17.4 14.6-20.5 861 82.6 79.5-85.4
GENDER
Male 429 51 13.7 10.2-18.2 378 86.3 81.8-89.8
Female 580 97 20.6 16.7-25.1 483 79.4 74.9-83.3
RACE
White 914 131 17.4 14.5-20.7 783 82.6 79.3-85.5
Other minorities 83 15 17.7 10.2-28.9 68 82.3 71.1-89.8
AGE
18-34 123 31 25.6 18.2-34.9 92 74.4 65.1-81.8
35-54 240 59 22.3 17.0-28.8 181 77.7 71.2-83.0
55-64 222 37 16.9 12.0-23.4 185 83.1 76.6-88.0
65-74 244 14 6.4 3.6-11.1 230 93.6 88.9-96.4
75+ 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 28 22.8 15.1-32.9 108 77.2 67.1-84.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 296 49 18.3 13.7-24.0 247 81.7 76.0-86.3
Some Post-H.S. 264 41 18.4 13.5-24.5 223 81.6 75.5-86.5
College Graduate 306 30 10.4 7.1-15.0 276 89.6 85.0-92.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** 85 66.1 55.0-75.6
$15,000- 24,999 189 56 31.5 24.3-39.8 133 68.5 60.2-75.7
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 13 13.6 7.5-23.5 131 86.4 76.5-92.5
$50,000+ 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 308 62 24.0 18.4-30.7 246 76.0 69.3-81.6
No 680 84 14.7 11.7-18.3 596 85.3 81.7-88.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 858 137 18.5 15.5-22.0 721 81.5 78.0-84.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 828 115 16.2 13.3-19.6 713 83.8 80.4-86.7
No 181 33 23.8 16.7-32.8 148 76.2 67.2-83.3

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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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