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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs,
or government plans such as Medicare?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,679 5,812 84.6 83.5-85.7 867 15.4 14.3-16.5
GENDER
Male 2,862 2,413 81.6 79.7-83.4 449 18.4 16.6-20.3
Female 3,817 3,399 87.4 86.0-88.7 418 12.6 11.3-14.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,485 4,159 91.1 89.9-92.1 326 8.9 7.9-10.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,302 1,123 83.3 80.4-85.9 179 16.7 14.1-19.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 215 187 84.5 74.5-91.1 28 15.5 8.9-25.5
Hispanic 494 185 33.6 28.9-38.5 309 66.4 61.5-71.1
AGE
18-34 1,253 950 75.3 72.4-78.0 303 24.7 22.0-27.6
35-44 937 728 78.5 75.2-81.5 209 21.5 18.5-24.8
45-54 1,164 971 84.0 81.4-86.3 193 16.0 13.7-18.6
55-64 1,337 1,200 90.4 88.5-92.1 137 9.6 7.9-11.5
65-74 1,140 1,132 99.1 98.0-99.6 *** *** ***
75+ 758 748 98.5 96.8-99.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 715 484 66.5 62.1-70.6 231 33.5 29.4-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,859 1,533 81.1 78.8-83.2 326 18.9 16.8-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,844 1,634 87.5 85.4-89.3 210 12.5 10.7-14.6
College Graduate 2,231 2,133 95.9 94.8-96.7 98 4.1 3.3- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 656 480 70.4 65.8-74.6 176 29.6 25.4-34.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,101 831 72.5 69.1-75.7 270 27.5 24.3-30.9
$25,000- 34,999 587 494 80.0 74.8-84.3 93 20.0 15.7-25.2
$35,000- 49,999 744 657 84.2 80.3-87.5 87 15.8 12.5-19.7
$50,000-74,999 816 779 94.5 92.3-96.2 37 5.5 3.8- 7.7
$75,000+ 1,428 1,390 96.7 95.2-97.8 38 3.3 2.2- 4.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,761 1,592 88.1 86.0-90.0 169 11.9 10.0-14.0
No 4,777 4,102 83.5 82.1-84.8 675 16.5 15.2-17.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 903 862 94.5 92.3-96.1 41 5.5 3.9- 7.7
Non-Veteran 5,758 4,934 83.2 81.9-84.4 824 16.8 15.6-18.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,967 1,705 86.0 84.1-87.7 262 14.0 12.3-15.9
Regional City or Suburban 1,446 1,252 82.5 79.7-84.9 194 17.5 15.1-20.3
Rural 3,266 2,855 84.7 82.9-86.4 411 15.3 13.6-17.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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