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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Non-Hispanic Black

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,270 227 19.1 16.5-22.1 1,043 80.9 77.9-83.5
GENDER
Male 518 70 14.2 10.7-18.8 448 85.8 81.2-89.3
Female 752 157 23.2 19.5-27.3 595 76.8 72.7-80.5
AGE
18-34 277 51 19.3 14.3-25.5 226 80.7 74.5-85.7
35-44 185 38 24.4 16.9-33.7 147 75.6 66.3-83.1
45-54 219 54 23.9 18.1-31.0 165 76.1 69.0-81.9
55-64 275 55 18.3 13.5-24.4 220 81.7 75.6-86.5
65-74 194 19 11.4 6.7-18.6 175 88.6 81.4-93.3
75+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 37 25.2 17.3-35.0 126 74.8 65.0-82.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 448 98 23.3 18.7-28.6 350 76.7 71.4-81.3
Some Post-H.S. 348 53 16.0 11.8-21.2 295 84.0 78.8-88.2
College Graduate 310 39 12.0 8.0-17.5 271 88.0 82.5-92.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 53 31.8 23.6-41.3 140 68.2 58.7-76.4
$15,000- 24,999 263 59 27.3 20.7-35.0 204 72.7 65.0-79.3
$25,000- 34,999 142 27 19.6 12.4-29.6 115 80.4 70.4-87.6
$35,000- 49,999 152 22 13.4 8.1-21.3 130 86.6 78.7-91.9
$50,000- 74,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 329 87 31.1 24.6-38.4 242 68.9 61.6-75.4
No 838 121 14.8 12.0-18.0 717 85.2 82.0-88.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 394 104 30.8 25.0-37.3 290 69.2 62.7-75.0
No 830 113 14.0 11.3-17.2 717 86.0 82.8-88.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,116 213 20.3 17.5-23.6 903 79.7 76.4-82.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 450 75 18.2 14.4-22.8 375 81.8 77.2-85.6
Regional City or Suburban County 240 45 15.6 11.4-21.1 195 84.4 78.9-88.6
Rural 580 107 22.1 17.4-27.6 473 77.9 72.4-82.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 628 106 17.5 14.0-21.7 522 82.5 78.3-86.0
Unemployed 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 291 34 10.1 6.8-14.7 257 89.9 85.3-93.2
Unable to Work 193 50 32.2 24.0-41.7 143 67.8 58.3-76.0
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 159 37 23.7 16.9-32.3 122 76.3 67.7-83.1
101% to 150% 251 64 29.2 22.2-37.2 187 70.8 62.8-77.8
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 430 46 11.1 7.9-15.3 384 88.9 84.7-92.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 333 61 25.2 18.3-33.6 272 74.8 66.4-81.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 384 77 17.2 13.4-21.7 307 82.8 78.3-86.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 553 89 18.2 14.6-22.4 464 81.8 77.6-85.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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