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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,910 2,461 83.7 82.0-85.3 122 4.7 3.8- 5.7 59 2.0 1.5- 2.7 89 3.4 2.6- 4.3 179 6.3 5.3- 7.5
Female 3,964 3,224 79.2 77.6-80.8 189 5.6 4.8- 6.6 102 2.6 2.1- 3.3 130 3.2 2.6- 3.9 319 9.3 8.2-10.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,651 3,973 83.9 82.5-85.2 186 4.9 4.1- 5.8 77 1.6 1.2- 2.1 101 2.1 1.7- 2.7 314 7.5 6.6- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,334 1,061 78.5 75.7-81.0 71 5.6 4.3- 7.2 39 2.9 2.0- 4.1 75 6.2 4.7- 8.1 88 6.8 5.4- 8.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 113 82 71.1 60.1-80.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 15.0 8.4-25.6
Non-Hispanic Other 222 164 73.9 65.7-80.8 14 6.0 3.2-10.8 *** *** *** 13 5.8 2.9-11.1 22 11.1 6.4-18.6
Hispanic 478 349 74.1 69.5-78.2 28 5.7 3.8- 8.4 29 6.2 4.2- 9.3 24 4.1 2.7- 6.3 48 9.9 7.3-13.3
AGE
18-34 1,069 825 78.3 75.4-80.9 71 6.5 5.0- 8.4 35 3.2 2.2- 4.5 37 3.6 2.5- 5.1 101 8.4 6.8-10.4
35-44 886 691 78.2 75.0-81.0 55 5.9 4.4- 7.7 23 2.3 1.5- 3.7 30 3.3 2.3- 4.8 87 10.3 8.2-12.9
45-54 1,068 828 78.5 75.5-81.1 58 5.3 4.0- 7.1 25 1.8 1.2- 2.8 46 4.0 2.8- 5.6 111 10.4 8.4-12.7
55-64 1,471 1,196 81.6 79.2-83.7 63 4.6 3.5- 6.0 36 2.2 1.6- 3.2 59 3.7 2.8- 4.9 117 7.9 6.5- 9.6
65-74 1,327 1,171 88.3 86.1-90.1 45 3.8 2.7- 5.2 29 2.1 1.4- 3.3 24 1.8 1.1- 2.8 58 4.0 3.0- 5.4
75+ 945 878 92.9 90.7-94.6 17 2.4 1.4- 4.0 *** *** *** 21 1.9 1.1- 3.2 19 1.9 1.1- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 901 690 74.3 70.7-77.7 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 36 4.0 2.7- 5.9 61 6.9 5.1- 9.2 78 10.0 7.9-12.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,926 1,599 82.7 80.6-84.7 65 3.9 3.0- 5.1 46 2.3 1.6- 3.2 86 4.3 3.3- 5.5 130 6.9 5.6- 8.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,828 1,479 80.7 78.5-82.8 111 6.4 5.2- 7.8 41 2.1 1.4- 2.9 47 2.3 1.6- 3.2 150 8.5 7.1-10.2
College Graduate 2,185 1,889 85.4 83.6-87.1 98 5.3 4.3- 6.6 38 1.6 1.1- 2.3 23 0.9 0.5- 1.5 137 6.8 5.6- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 817 547 65.5 61.5-69.4 50 6.3 4.6- 8.5 31 4.2 2.9- 6.3 102 12.9 10.3-16.0 87 11.1 8.7-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,145 876 75.3 72.1-78.2 60 6.0 4.6- 8.0 39 3.0 2.1- 4.3 57 4.0 2.9- 5.4 113 11.7 9.5-14.4
$25,000- 34,999 661 547 81.8 77.9-85.2 35 6.0 4.0- 9.1 17 2.7 1.6- 4.4 13 2.1 1.1- 3.7 49 7.4 5.3-10.1
$35,000- 49,999 796 697 87.1 84.0-89.6 31 3.7 2.5- 5.5 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2 *** *** *** 47 6.6 4.8- 9.1
$50,000-74,999 720 626 85.1 81.4-88.2 37 6.8 4.6- 9.9 11 2.2 1.1- 4.4 *** *** *** 46 5.9 4.1- 8.2
$75,000+ 1,332 1,170 86.4 84.0-88.5 57 4.9 3.6- 6.5 22 1.5 0.9- 2.5 *** *** *** 78 6.5 5.0- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,881 1,370 69.5 66.8-72.1 117 8.0 6.4- 9.9 58 3.1 2.3- 4.2 151 8.3 6.9- 9.9 185 11.1 9.4-13.1
No 4,745 4,118 85.3 84.1-86.5 181 4.3 3.6- 5.1 94 2.0 1.6- 2.5 59 1.6 1.2- 2.2 293 6.8 5.9- 7.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 913 777 84.3 81.3-86.9 53 6.6 4.9- 8.8 17 1.6 1.0- 2.7 22 2.5 1.6- 4.0 44 5.0 3.5- 6.9
Non-Veteran 5,949 4,901 81.0 79.7-82.2 256 5.0 4.3- 5.7 144 2.4 2.0- 3.0 196 3.4 2.8- 4.0 452 8.3 7.4- 9.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,856 3,186 81.3 79.7-82.8 173 4.8 4.1- 5.7 98 2.4 1.9- 3.0 136 3.6 2.9- 4.4 263 7.9 6.8- 9.1
No 3,018 2,499 81.4 79.6-83.0 138 5.6 4.6- 6.8 63 2.2 1.7- 3.0 83 2.9 2.2- 3.7 235 7.9 6.9- 9.1

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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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