2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs,
or government plans such as Medicare?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,719 4,088 85.5 84.1-86.7 631 14.5 13.3-15.9
GENDER
Male 2,195 1,863 84.3 82.2-86.1 332 15.7 13.9-17.8
Female 2,524 2,225 86.6 84.8-88.2 299 13.4 11.8-15.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,140 2,904 91.6 90.2-92.8 236 8.4 7.2- 9.8
Non-Hispanic Black 879 749 84.1 80.7-87.0 130 15.9 13.0-19.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 83 86.8 74.0-93.8 11 13.2 6.2-26.0
Non-Hispanic Other 161 143 89.6 82.6-94.0 18 10.4 6.0-17.4
Hispanic 381 156 38.1 32.5-44.2 225 61.9 55.8-67.5
AGE
18-34 1,002 777 77.6 74.5-80.4 225 22.4 19.6-25.5
35-44 618 477 80.6 76.7-84.0 141 19.4 16.0-23.3
45-54 768 630 84.1 80.5-87.1 138 15.9 12.9-19.5
55-64 833 729 87.4 84.1-90.2 104 12.6 9.8-15.9
65-74 865 855 99.1 97.8-99.7 *** *** ***
75+ 545 539 98.3 95.4-99.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 515 324 65.2 60.0-70.1 191 34.8 29.9-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,189 974 81.9 79.1-84.5 215 18.1 15.5-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,341 1,190 88.3 85.8-90.3 151 11.7 9.7-14.2
College Graduate 1,669 1,595 95.8 94.5-96.8 74 4.2 3.2- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 435 325 75.8 70.7-80.2 110 24.2 19.8-29.3
$15,000- 24,999 694 519 71.1 66.5-75.3 175 28.9 24.7-33.5
$25,000- 34,999 414 337 78.8 73.1-83.6 77 21.2 16.4-26.9
$35,000- 49,999 551 502 87.7 83.2-91.1 49 12.3 8.9-16.8
$50,000-74,999 621 591 95.0 92.3-96.8 30 5.0 3.2- 7.7
$75,000+ 1,101 1,066 95.9 93.9-97.2 35 4.1 2.8- 6.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 753 81.6 77.9-84.7 156 18.4 15.3-22.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,463 1,261 83.8 81.0-86.2 202 16.2 13.8-19.0
No 3,125 2,723 86.6 85.1-88.1 402 13.4 11.9-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 708 681 96.6 94.7-97.8 27 3.4 2.2- 5.3
Non-Veteran 4,008 3,407 83.9 82.4-85.3 601 16.1 14.7-17.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,267 1,074 82.9 80.2-85.3 193 17.1 14.7-19.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,134 1,005 88.4 85.9-90.5 129 11.6 9.5-14.1
Rural 2,324 2,014 85.6 83.5-87.5 310 14.4 12.5-16.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,418 2,022 84.3 82.5-86.0 396 15.7 14.0-17.5
Unemployed 162 92 50.7 41.4-60.0 70 49.3 40.0-58.6
Retired 1,323 1,301 98.7 97.8-99.2 22 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Unable to Work 431 385 90.4 86.5-93.3 46 9.6 6.7-13.5
Other not in Labor Force 339 252 74.8 69.0-79.9 87 25.2 20.1-31.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 140 85 63.7 53.8-72.6 55 36.3 27.4-46.2
50% to 100% 351 223 65.8 59.2-71.7 128 34.2 28.3-40.8
101% to 150% 640 520 78.8 74.5-82.6 120 21.2 17.4-25.5
151% to 200% 318 275 83.2 76.5-88.3 43 16.8 11.7-23.5
More than 200% 2,301 2,187 94.0 92.6-95.2 114 6.0 4.8- 7.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 753 81.6 77.9-84.7 156 18.4 15.3-22.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 915 780 82.6 78.6-86.1 135 17.4 13.9-21.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,970 1,724 86.5 84.5-88.3 246 13.5 11.7-15.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,840 1,589 85.2 83.1-87.1 251 14.8 12.9-16.9

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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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