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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,659 2,271 84.5 82.7-86.1 388 15.5 13.9-17.3
-Western 362 310 86.3 81.2-90.2 52 13.7 9.8-18.8
GENDER
Male 175 150 85.6 77.6-91.1 25 14.4 8.9-22.4
Female 187 160 86.9 79.9-91.8 27 13.1 8.2-20.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 298 271 89.1 83.4-93.0 27 10.9 7.0-16.6
Non-Hispanic Black 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 106 81 77.3 66.4-85.5 25 22.7 14.5-33.6
35-44 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 97 75 80.7 70.3-88.0 22 19.3 12.0-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 315 273 87.2 81.8-91.2 42 12.8 8.8-18.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 340 288 85.3 79.9-89.4 52 14.7 10.6-20.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 96 82 82.9 71.0-90.6 14 17.1 9.4-29.0
Rural 266 228 87.6 81.9-91.7 38 12.4 8.3-18.1

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*Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included.

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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