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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Health Care Cost/Under Insurance

About how much money does your household pay monthly for health insurance premiums
(this would include any amount your household pays for health insurance either directly or taken out of paychecks)?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No cost <$100 $100-$299 $300-$499 $500+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,206 2,784 20.9 20.1-21.8 4,692 40.0 38.9-41.2 2,945 23.8 22.8-24.7 1,240 10.5 9.8-11.2 545 4.8 4.3- 5.3
-Northeastern Partnership 827 200 21.2 18.2-24.5 361 46.6 42.4-50.8 162 19.6 16.6-23.0 72 8.7 6.8-11.1 32 4.0 2.7- 5.8
GENDER
Male 294 67 18.8 14.3-24.1 123 46.5 39.5-53.6 60 20.5 15.7-26.3 27 9.0 6.1-13.1 17 5.3 3.2- 8.6
Female 533 133 23.5 19.7-27.7 238 46.7 41.9-51.5 102 18.8 15.3-22.7 45 8.4 6.1-11.4 15 2.7 1.5- 4.9
RACE
White 480 115 21.9 18.0-26.4 159 34.9 30.2-40.0 118 24.0 19.9-28.8 61 13.4 10.3-17.3 27 5.7 3.8- 8.6
African American 310 81 22.6 17.7-28.4 174 56.5 49.5-63.3 40 15.6 11.2-21.3 11 3.4 1.8- 6.4 4 1.8 0.6- 5.4
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 32 6 14.9 5.8-33.5 23 79.7 60.8-90.8 2 3.5 0.8-13.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.5
25-34 114 27 23.8 15.6-34.5 57 49.1 38.6-59.8 18 15.9 9.1-26.3 10 9.4 5.0-17.2 2 1.7 0.4- 6.7
35-44 142 30 15.9 10.5-23.5 68 51.8 41.0-62.4 29 21.7 14.7-30.8 11 7.0 3.6-13.2 4 3.6 1.3- 9.5
45-54 170 33 17.6 12.0-25.1 80 46.7 38.2-55.4 33 21.3 14.9-29.4 14 8.3 4.7-14.3 10 6.0 2.9-12.2
55-64 165 41 21.1 15.4-28.2 68 40.6 32.4-49.2 27 19.2 13.0-27.4 18 12.2 7.5-19.1 11 7.0 3.7-12.9
65-74 119 36 27.8 19.8-37.6 35 32.4 23.5-42.9 32 24.8 17.2-34.3 14 12.9 7.5-21.4 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1
75+ 84 27 34.4 24.1-46.4 29 38.0 27.0-50.5 21 21.9 14.1-32.3 5 3.7 1.5- 8.9 2 2.0 0.5- 7.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 179 53 22.5 16.6-29.7 99 63.2 54.5-71.1 23 13.1 8.2-20.2 4 1.3 0.4- 3.5 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 294 62 18.1 13.6-23.6 146 52.0 44.7-59.3 58 19.8 14.8-26.0 14 5.0 2.8- 8.7 14 5.1 2.8- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 192 44 25.9 19.0-34.2 78 39.9 32.1-48.4 41 19.6 14.1-26.7 23 11.1 7.1-17.1 6 3.5 1.5- 7.8
College Graduate 162 41 19.6 14.2-26.5 38 25.2 18.2-33.7 40 26.8 19.6-35.4 31 21.3 15.0-29.3 12 7.1 3.8-13.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 52 33.0 25.1-42.0 83 59.6 50.5-68.1 12 5.3 2.8- 9.6 4 2.1 0.7- 6.2 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 161 28 13.0 8.4-19.7 89 62.7 52.3-72.0 30 16.4 10.8-24.2 11 4.8 2.5- 9.1 3 3.0 0.8-10.1
$25,000- 34,999 93 19 20.7 12.7-31.8 42 45.3 34.3-56.8 24 26.4 17.5-37.6 6 6.1 2.4-14.7 2 1.5 0.3- 6.8
$35,000- 49,999 112 24 16.6 10.6-25.0 32 34.1 24.3-45.4 30 27.3 19.0-37.5 19 17.1 10.8-26.1 7 4.9 2.2-10.8
$50,000-74,999 73 21 24.1 15.5-35.4 19 30.1 19.6-43.2 19 23.9 15.0-35.8 10 14.9 7.8-26.8 4 7.0 2.5-18.0
$75,000+ 75 15 20.4 11.9-32.7 18 25.4 15.9-37.9 23 30.8 20.5-43.4 11 15.6 8.6-26.6 8 7.8 3.7-15.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 312 100 26.5 21.3-32.3 124 45.2 38.3-52.3 49 16.7 12.4-22.2 31 9.2 6.2-13.4 8 2.5 1.1- 5.3
No 483 98 19.5 15.8-23.8 208 43.4 38.4-48.6 112 22.8 18.7-27.4 41 9.1 6.6-12.5 24 5.2 3.3- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 107 22 18.3 11.9-27.1 44 45.1 35.0-55.6 25 22.3 15.0-31.8 11 9.3 4.9-16.8 5 5.1 2.0-12.4
Non-Veteran 710 174 21.2 17.9-24.8 312 46.9 42.2-51.6 137 19.5 16.2-23.3 61 8.7 6.7-11.4 26 3.7 2.4- 5.7
Currently Serving 8 4 59.6 24.4-87.1 3 32.6 9.0-70.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.7 1.0-41.3

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having some type of health insurance.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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