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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,685 949 15.5 14.4-16.6 5,736 84.5 83.4-85.6
-Western 1,130 153 15.7 12.9-18.8 977 84.3 81.2-87.1
GENDER
Male 502 64 13.9 10.4-18.4 438 86.1 81.6-89.6
Female 628 89 17.3 13.4-22.0 539 82.7 78.0-86.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 970 114 14.6 11.8-18.0 856 85.4 82.0-88.2
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 41 25.0 17.9-33.7 134 75.0 66.3-82.1
35-44 121 20 13.8 7.5-23.8 101 86.2 76.2-92.5
45-54 167 32 14.2 9.2-21.1 135 85.8 78.9-90.8
55-64 242 34 17.3 11.7-24.7 208 82.7 75.3-88.3
65-74 254 18 7.7 4.5-12.8 236 92.3 87.2-95.5
75+ 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 318 51 18.3 13.3-24.5 267 81.7 75.5-86.7
Some Post-H.S. 313 51 14.8 10.8-19.9 262 85.2 80.1-89.2
College Graduate 376 26 6.8 4.3-10.6 350 93.2 89.4-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 56 30.2 22.2-39.6 142 69.8 60.4-77.8
$25,000- 34,999 115 27 26.6 18.0-37.6 88 73.4 62.4-82.0
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 67 20.6 15.5-26.7 287 79.4 73.3-84.5
No 756 80 12.9 9.8-16.7 676 87.1 83.3-90.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 968 143 17.0 14.0-20.6 825 83.0 79.4-86.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 260 36 17.0 11.8-23.7 224 83.0 76.3-88.2
Rural 870 117 15.2 12.1-18.9 753 84.8 81.1-87.9

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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.

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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