2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,588 2,935 79.9 78.1-81.6 297 9.7 8.4-11.0 356 10.4 9.2-11.8
GENDER
Male 1,607 1,287 79.1 76.5-81.5 134 9.3 7.6-11.3 186 11.6 9.7-13.8
Female 1,981 1,648 80.6 78.2-82.8 163 9.9 8.3-11.9 170 9.5 7.9-11.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,399 2,108 86.1 84.1-87.9 163 7.9 6.5- 9.5 128 6.0 4.9- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Black 690 545 77.1 72.8-80.8 80 13.4 10.5-17.0 65 9.5 7.0-12.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 96 79.3 67.8-87.4 12 14.0 7.3-25.1 *** *** ***
Hispanic 265 91 30.4 24.2-37.3 28 11.5 7.5-17.1 146 58.1 50.8-65.1
AGE
18-34 608 393 64.7 60.2-69.1 107 18.1 14.7-22.0 108 17.2 14.0-21.0
35-44 447 318 73.7 68.6-78.2 44 9.8 7.0-13.7 85 16.4 12.9-20.8
45-54 625 475 79.0 75.0-82.6 57 9.2 6.9-12.3 93 11.8 9.1-15.0
55-64 682 562 82.8 78.7-86.2 59 8.3 6.0-11.4 61 8.9 6.4-12.3
65-74 725 700 97.2 95.3-98.3 21 2.5 1.4- 4.4 *** *** ***
75+ 450 442 97.7 94.7-99.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 408 242 58.3 52.1-64.3 43 13.8 9.9-18.9 123 27.9 22.8-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 677 77.5 73.9-80.7 78 8.9 6.9-11.6 125 13.5 11.0-16.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,073 884 81.5 78.4-84.2 112 11.7 9.5-14.4 77 6.8 5.2- 8.9
College Graduate 1,222 1,127 92.0 89.8-93.8 64 5.4 4.0- 7.3 31 2.6 1.7- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 320 222 72.0 65.7-77.6 42 12.6 8.7-17.8 56 15.4 11.4-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 556 368 59.3 53.9-64.6 64 15.1 11.3-19.8 124 25.6 21.1-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 313 236 71.3 64.4-77.3 37 15.3 10.6-21.7 40 13.4 9.4-18.7
$35,000- 49,999 424 359 81.0 75.6-85.5 36 9.2 6.1-13.5 29 9.8 6.6-14.4
$50,000-74,999 475 432 89.8 85.8-92.8 31 8.0 5.4-11.8 12 2.1 1.1- 4.3
$75,000+ 819 778 93.5 90.8-95.5 26 3.9 2.5- 6.0 15 2.6 1.3- 4.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 683 541 77.3 72.8-81.3 61 10.7 7.9-14.3 81 12.0 9.0-15.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,214 966 76.0 72.6-79.1 123 11.7 9.4-14.3 125 12.3 9.9-15.2
No 2,362 1,959 81.7 79.6-83.6 173 8.7 7.3-10.4 230 9.6 8.2-11.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 491 458 93.3 90.2-95.5 21 4.4 2.7- 7.1 12 2.3 1.1- 4.5
Non-Veteran 3,098 2,478 78.2 76.3-80.0 276 10.3 9.0-11.8 344 11.5 10.1-13.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 855 676 76.4 72.8-79.7 85 12.3 9.7-15.4 94 11.3 9.1-14.1
Regional City or Suburban County 833 703 83.4 80.0-86.3 61 8.0 6.0-10.7 69 8.6 6.5-11.2
Rural 1,902 1,557 80.1 77.5-82.4 151 8.9 7.3-10.8 194 11.0 9.2-13.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,761 1,363 77.7 75.3-80.0 171 10.2 8.6-12.1 227 12.1 10.3-14.1
Unemployed 110 *** *** *** 24 24.6 16.0-35.9 *** *** ***
Retired 1,106 1,069 96.9 95.3-97.9 24 2.3 1.4- 3.8 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Unable to Work 364 295 83.5 78.2-87.7 40 9.6 6.4-14.1 29 6.9 4.4-10.8
Other not in Labor Force 231 144 60.1 52.2-67.4 38 19.8 14.0-27.2 49 20.2 14.8-26.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 103 *** *** *** 15 13.3 7.3-22.7 33 26.4 17.8-37.2
50% to 100% 275 150 53.4 45.6-61.0 41 18.3 12.8-25.6 84 28.3 22.1-35.3
101% to 150% 532 390 69.2 63.9-74.0 61 13.4 10.0-17.6 81 17.5 13.7-22.0
151% to 200% 246 197 74.8 66.5-81.6 26 15.2 9.6-23.1 23 10.0 6.1-16.1
More than 200% 1,741 1,595 90.3 88.4-92.0 92 5.8 4.6- 7.4 54 3.8 2.8- 5.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 683 541 77.3 72.8-81.3 61 10.7 7.9-14.3 81 12.0 9.0-15.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 763 618 77.3 72.5-81.5 61 9.6 6.9-13.1 84 13.2 9.8-17.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,531 1,269 81.0 78.4-83.4 129 10.1 8.3-12.2 133 8.9 7.3-10.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,296 1,049 79.5 76.7-82.1 107 9.2 7.4-11.4 140 11.3 9.3-13.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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