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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-African Americans

Have you delayed getting needed medical care for any of the following reasons in the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Not delayed/no medical care needed Appt. not soon enough Wait time too long No transportation Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,874 5,685 81.4 80.2-82.5 311 5.2 4.5- 5.9 161 2.3 1.9- 2.8 219 3.3 2.8- 3.8 498 7.9 7.1- 8.7
-African Americans 1,382 1,097 78.4 75.6-80.9 72 5.5 4.3- 7.0 40 2.9 2.0- 4.2 79 6.2 4.7- 8.0 94 7.1 5.6- 8.8
GENDER
Male 511 418 81.1 76.7-84.8 25 4.7 3.1- 7.2 *** *** *** 35 7.8 5.3-11.3 22 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Female 871 679 76.1 72.5-79.4 47 6.1 4.4- 8.3 29 3.8 2.5- 5.7 44 4.8 3.4- 6.8 72 9.2 7.1-11.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,350 1,072 78.4 75.6-80.9 72 5.6 4.3- 7.2 40 3.0 2.1- 4.3 77 6.2 4.7- 8.1 89 6.8 5.4- 8.6
AGE
18-34 262 204 78.3 72.3-83.3 20 6.2 3.9- 9.7 *** *** *** 15 7.6 4.5-12.7 13 4.4 2.5- 7.6
35-44 199 154 75.5 68.1-81.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 11.0 6.8-17.2
45-54 259 196 75.7 69.2-81.1 16 5.9 3.4- 9.9 *** *** *** 15 5.7 3.2-10.1 27 10.7 7.1-15.9
55-64 300 221 74.0 68.1-79.2 15 5.6 3.2- 9.6 13 4.2 2.3- 7.5 26 8.1 5.4-12.1 25 8.1 5.2-12.4
65-74 215 189 88.3 82.5-92.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 208 159 75.0 67.1-81.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 14.2 9.0-21.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 458 364 79.5 74.8-83.5 19 4.5 2.8- 7.2 *** *** *** 33 7.2 4.8-10.7 28 5.7 3.7- 8.5
Some Post-H.S. 383 295 76.9 71.8-81.3 30 7.9 5.4-11.5 *** *** *** 16 3.5 2.0- 6.2 31 8.1 5.5-11.8
College Graduate 331 277 82.5 77.1-86.8 18 6.6 3.9-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 7.6 4.9-11.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 187 68.1 61.2-74.3 16 6.0 3.4-10.2 *** *** *** 35 13.5 9.2-19.3 26 8.5 5.6-12.7
$15,000- 24,999 298 225 76.4 70.4-81.5 23 8.7 5.6-13.2 *** *** *** 22 5.3 3.3- 8.3 19 6.5 3.8-11.0
$25,000- 34,999 142 115 78.7 69.6-85.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 164 145 90.4 84.4-94.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 110 89 82.8 73.3-89.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 140 123 84.6 75.9-90.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 375 258 67.7 61.7-73.1 21 5.9 3.6- 9.3 17 4.3 2.5- 7.2 52 15.2 11.2-20.3 27 7.0 4.6-10.8
No 937 781 81.2 78.0-84.0 47 5.4 4.0- 7.4 21 2.4 1.5- 3.9 26 3.9 2.5- 6.0 62 7.1 5.4- 9.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 156 121 76.8 68.6-83.4 15 10.7 6.2-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,223 975 78.6 75.7-81.3 55 4.7 3.5- 6.3 36 3.0 2.1- 4.4 72 6.5 4.9- 8.5 85 7.2 5.6- 9.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 728 581 79.0 75.1-82.4 37 4.2 2.9- 6.0 21 3.1 1.9- 5.0 50 7.1 5.0- 9.9 39 6.6 4.7- 9.3
No 654 516 77.7 73.7-81.3 35 6.8 4.8- 9.5 19 2.8 1.6- 4.7 29 5.2 3.4- 7.9 55 7.5 5.6-10.0

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*Other factors include cost, afforability, work constraints, and access problems.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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