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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,685 949 15.5 14.4-16.6 5,736 84.5 83.4-85.6
GENDER
Male 2,868 392 14.0 12.5-15.7 2,476 86.0 84.3-87.5
Female 3,817 557 16.8 15.3-18.4 3,260 83.2 81.6-84.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,490 499 12.8 11.6-14.1 3,991 87.2 85.9-88.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,305 237 18.1 15.7-20.8 1,068 81.9 79.2-84.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 215 35 18.0 11.2-27.6 180 82.0 72.4-88.8
Hispanic 492 139 27.4 23.0-32.3 353 72.6 67.7-77.0
AGE
18-34 1,259 219 16.7 14.5-19.3 1,040 83.3 80.7-85.5
35-44 936 198 21.1 18.2-24.4 738 78.9 75.6-81.8
45-54 1,163 223 18.1 15.7-20.7 940 81.9 79.3-84.3
55-64 1,336 200 16.7 14.3-19.5 1,136 83.3 80.5-85.7
65-74 1,139 59 5.8 4.2- 7.9 1,080 94.2 92.1-95.8
75+ 759 32 5.4 3.6- 7.9 727 94.6 92.1-96.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 167 23.8 20.2-27.9 547 76.2 72.1-79.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,864 306 17.6 15.6-19.8 1,558 82.4 80.2-84.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,843 300 15.9 14.0-18.0 1,543 84.1 82.0-86.0
College Graduate 2,233 168 7.3 6.1- 8.5 2,065 92.7 91.5-93.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 656 175 28.3 24.2-32.8 481 71.7 67.2-75.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,097 282 27.8 24.6-31.3 815 72.2 68.7-75.4
$25,000- 34,999 586 111 19.8 15.9-24.4 475 80.2 75.6-84.1
$35,000- 49,999 745 102 15.4 12.4-19.0 643 84.6 81.0-87.6
$50,000-74,999 816 74 9.3 7.1-11.9 742 90.7 88.1-92.9
$75,000+ 1,428 60 5.0 3.7- 6.6 1,368 95.0 93.4-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,758 386 24.6 22.1-27.2 1,372 75.4 72.8-77.9
No 4,785 539 12.5 11.4-13.8 4,246 87.5 86.2-88.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 903 66 7.9 6.0-10.2 837 92.1 89.8-94.0
Non-Veteran 5,762 879 16.6 15.4-17.8 4,883 83.4 82.2-84.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,969 280 13.8 12.2-15.7 1,689 86.2 84.3-87.8
Regional City or Suburban 1,444 212 17.4 15.0-20.1 1,232 82.6 79.9-85.0
Rural 3,272 457 15.7 14.1-17.5 2,815 84.3 82.5-85.9

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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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