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2014 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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  Total
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 6,545 1,004 17.4 16.2-18.6 1,162 18.4 17.3-19.6 908 13.4 12.4-14.4 2,760 37.9 36.5-39.3 711 12.9 11.9-14.0
-Western NC 925 137 16.1 13.3-19.2 156 17.6 14.9-20.6 146 14.9 12.5-17.7 396 40.8 37.0-44.6 90 10.7 8.6-13.3
GENDER
Male 402 61 17.5 13.2-22.7 72 19.2 15.2-24.0 68 15.3 11.8-19.6 152 34.9 29.6-40.5 49 13.2 9.8-17.5
Female 523 76 14.8 11.6-18.7 84 16.1 12.7-20.1 78 14.6 11.4-18.5 244 46.1 40.9-51.3 41 8.5 6.1-11.7
RACE
White 838 123 15.9 13.0-19.2 140 17.0 14.2-20.1 136 15.5 12.9-18.5 362 41.4 37.4-45.5 77 10.3 8.1-13.0
Other minorities 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 111 14 14.5 8.2-24.2 22 18.7 12.1-27.6 16 13.8 8.3-21.9 40 39.3 29.7-49.6 19 13.9 8.7-21.3
35-54 228 42 20.2 14.8-26.9 49 21.6 16.3-27.9 24 10.0 6.5-15.3 81 35.2 28.1-43.0 32 13.0 9.0-18.4
55-64 203 28 13.7 9.4-19.5 37 17.3 12.5-23.4 30 14.8 10.3-20.8 88 42.5 35.3-49.9 20 11.7 7.3-18.2
65-74 222 30 12.7 8.7-18.3 29 13.2 9.0-18.9 47 23.8 17.7-31.1 106 45.7 38.6-53.0 *** *** ***
75+ 150 19 14.1 8.5-22.5 17 11.0 6.6-17.6 26 18.0 12.1-26.0 80 51.9 42.9-60.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 24 19.6 12.7-29.1 15 9.0 5.2-15.3 17 10.0 5.7-16.9 *** *** *** 19 16.4 10.3-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 272 43 15.9 11.7-21.3 51 22.2 17.0-28.6 37 12.5 8.8-17.3 113 38.7 32.3-45.6 28 10.6 7.2-15.4
Some Post-H.S. 242 34 15.3 10.3-22.0 37 16.4 11.6-22.6 37 16.4 11.7-22.5 111 42.5 35.6-49.7 23 9.4 6.1-14.3
College Graduate 278 34 13.6 9.3-19.5 53 20.8 15.8-26.7 54 20.4 15.4-26.4 119 37.8 31.8-44.2 18 7.4 4.5-12.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 14 16.7 9.4-28.1 12 9.2 5.1-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 12.9 7.1-22.4
$15,000- 24,999 177 18 10.3 6.2-16.4 25 13.4 8.8-19.8 30 14.7 10.0-21.1 84 49.7 41.1-58.3 20 12.0 7.6-18.5
$25,000- 34,999 93 17 19.4 11.7-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 24 17.4 11.2-26.1 25 17.7 11.6-26.0 18 12.7 7.6-20.5 *** *** *** 13 10.6 6.0-18.1
$50,000+ 230 29 14.5 9.2-21.9 49 23.8 17.7-31.1 43 19.1 13.7-25.8 91 34.9 28.1-42.3 18 7.9 4.7-12.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 274 17 6.3 3.5-11.1 21 7.0 4.4-10.9 37 12.5 8.5-17.9 189 70.2 63.3-76.4 *** *** ***
No 633 116 19.2 15.8-23.2 133 21.6 18.1-25.5 105 15.7 12.8-19.2 199 30.0 25.9-34.4 80 13.5 10.7-16.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 22 19.6 12.4-29.6 16 12.6 7.7-20.0 28 20.6 13.7-29.8 61 40.5 31.6-50.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 786 115 15.5 12.6-18.9 140 18.4 15.4-21.7 118 14.0 11.5-17.0 334 40.7 36.6-44.9 79 11.4 9.0-14.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 753 115 16.4 13.3-20.0 130 18.1 15.1-21.5 119 14.7 12.1-17.7 315 40.3 36.2-44.6 74 10.6 8.3-13.4
No 172 22 14.3 9.2-21.7 26 15.0 9.8-22.3 27 16.3 10.6-24.3 81 43.0 34.7-51.7 16 11.4 6.8-18.5

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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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