2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,911 1,613 85.7 83.8-87.5 298 14.3 12.5-16.2
GENDER
Male 997 813 84.0 81.1-86.5 184 16.0 13.5-18.9
Female 914 800 87.8 85.0-90.1 114 12.2 9.9-15.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,204 1,099 91.5 89.3-93.3 105 8.5 6.7-10.7
Non-Hispanic Black 375 319 87.1 82.6-90.6 56 12.9 9.4-17.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 82 72 89.7 79.2-95.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 203 83 41.9 34.3-50.0 120 58.1 50.0-65.7
AGE
18-34 662 535 81.4 77.8-84.5 127 18.6 15.5-22.2
35-44 442 364 85.8 81.5-89.2 78 14.2 10.8-18.5
45-54 456 394 89.8 86.3-92.5 62 10.2 7.5-13.7
55-64 355 323 91.1 86.2-94.4 32 8.9 5.6-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 54 43.9 34.5-53.7 93 56.1 46.3-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 434 332 80.1 75.4-84.2 102 19.9 15.8-24.6
Some Post-H.S. 491 426 90.0 86.7-92.6 65 10.0 7.4-13.3
College Graduate 843 804 96.0 94.2-97.2 39 4.0 2.8- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 221 127 60.3 52.7-67.5 94 39.7 32.5-47.3
$25,000- 34,999 153 114 76.3 67.6-83.3 39 23.7 16.7-32.4
$35,000- 49,999 258 224 84.7 78.0-89.6 34 15.3 10.4-22.0
$50,000-74,999 314 295 95.3 92.2-97.2 19 4.7 2.8- 7.8
$75,000+ 641 625 97.4 95.3-98.6 16 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 243 186 77.7 70.3-83.6 57 22.3 16.4-29.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 222 75.7 68.9-81.3 69 24.3 18.7-31.1
No 1,563 1,346 88.1 86.2-89.8 217 11.9 10.2-13.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 238 232 98.3 96.0-99.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,676 1,383 84.1 81.9-86.0 293 15.9 14.0-18.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 603 506 85.2 81.8-88.0 97 14.8 12.0-18.2
Regional City or Suburban County 494 437 87.7 83.5-90.9 57 12.3 9.1-16.5
Rural 818 673 84.7 81.5-87.5 145 15.3 12.5-18.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 188 124 67.5 59.4-74.7 64 32.5 25.3-40.6
151% to 200% 112 91 84.5 75.4-90.6 21 15.5 9.4-24.6
More than 200% 1,193 1,124 94.2 92.3-95.7 69 5.8 4.3- 7.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 243 186 77.7 70.3-83.6 57 22.3 16.4-29.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 333 271 82.7 75.9-87.8 62 17.3 12.2-24.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 782 671 87.5 84.7-89.8 111 12.5 10.2-15.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 800 674 85.0 81.9-87.6 126 15.0 12.4-18.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages are included.

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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