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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,715 664 15.1 13.8-16.5 4,051 84.9 83.5-86.2
GENDER
Male 2,195 268 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,927 87.4 85.5-89.1
Female 2,520 396 17.4 15.5-19.5 2,124 82.6 80.5-84.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,135 354 12.5 11.0-14.1 2,781 87.5 85.9-89.0
Non-Hispanic Black 880 154 18.9 15.7-22.7 726 81.1 77.3-84.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 13 11.5 5.4-22.9 81 88.5 77.1-94.6
Non-Hispanic Other 162 31 16.9 11.2-24.8 131 83.1 75.2-88.8
Hispanic 381 98 26.5 21.4-32.3 283 73.5 67.7-78.6
AGE
18-34 1,005 179 18.4 15.8-21.4 826 81.6 78.6-84.2
35-44 617 122 18.5 14.9-22.6 495 81.5 77.4-85.1
45-54 765 146 17.7 14.7-21.3 619 82.3 78.7-85.3
55-64 833 127 13.8 11.0-17.0 706 86.2 83.0-89.0
65-74 864 44 5.9 3.6- 9.3 820 94.1 90.7-96.4
75+ 543 32 8.6 5.4-13.7 511 91.4 86.3-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 514 118 23.0 18.6-28.1 396 77.0 71.9-81.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,187 186 15.1 12.7-17.8 1,001 84.9 82.2-87.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 221 17.4 14.9-20.1 1,121 82.6 79.9-85.1
College Graduate 1,667 137 8.2 6.8-10.0 1,530 91.8 90.0-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 432 113 26.2 21.2-31.9 319 73.8 68.1-78.8
$15,000- 24,999 696 178 28.1 24.0-32.6 518 71.9 67.4-76.0
$25,000- 34,999 414 75 21.3 16.6-27.1 339 78.7 72.9-83.4
$35,000- 49,999 550 62 13.3 10.0-17.5 488 86.7 82.5-90.0
$50,000-74,999 621 48 8.3 6.0-11.3 573 91.7 88.7-94.0
$75,000+ 1,102 56 6.2 4.5- 8.6 1,046 93.8 91.4-95.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 906 132 15.4 12.3-19.0 774 84.6 81.0-87.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,459 326 26.6 23.6-29.8 1,133 73.4 70.2-76.4
No 3,126 319 10.7 9.4-12.2 2,807 89.3 87.8-90.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 708 60 9.1 6.7-12.2 648 90.9 87.8-93.3
Non-Veteran 4,004 602 15.9 14.5-17.5 3,402 84.1 82.5-85.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,268 178 15.4 13.1-18.0 1,090 84.6 82.0-86.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,135 154 14.9 12.4-17.8 981 85.1 82.2-87.6
Rural 2,318 332 14.9 13.1-17.1 1,986 85.1 82.9-86.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,419 359 14.5 12.8-16.3 2,060 85.5 83.7-87.2
Unemployed 162 56 32.3 24.4-41.4 106 67.7 58.6-75.6
Retired 1,322 74 6.4 4.7- 8.8 1,248 93.6 91.2-95.3
Unable to Work 427 95 21.9 16.9-27.9 332 78.1 72.1-83.1
Other not in Labor Force 338 70 24.2 18.9-30.5 268 75.8 69.5-81.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 49 37.9 28.2-48.7 89 62.1 51.3-71.8
50% to 100% 351 108 30.9 25.1-37.4 243 69.1 62.6-74.9
101% to 150% 641 145 23.8 19.9-28.3 496 76.2 71.7-80.1
151% to 200% 318 50 16.1 11.7-21.7 268 83.9 78.3-88.3
More than 200% 2,301 173 8.8 7.4-10.5 2,128 91.2 89.5-92.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 906 132 15.4 12.3-19.0 774 84.6 81.0-87.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 913 144 16.8 13.5-20.7 769 83.2 79.3-86.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,969 282 16.3 14.3-18.6 1,687 83.7 81.4-85.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,839 238 13.3 11.5-15.4 1,601 86.7 84.6-88.5

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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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