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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,640 2,298 86.9 85.3-88.4 342 13.1 11.6-14.7
GENDER
Male 1,323 1,113 84.5 82.1-86.7 210 15.5 13.3-17.9
Female 1,317 1,185 89.6 87.4-91.6 132 10.4 8.4-12.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,661 1,542 92.7 91.0-94.1 119 7.3 5.9- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 531 465 86.2 82.0-89.5 66 13.8 10.5-18.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 274 136 49.9 43.1-56.7 138 50.1 43.3-56.9
AGE
18-34 842 705 84.2 81.1-86.8 137 15.8 13.2-18.9
35-44 618 522 84.2 80.3-87.5 96 15.8 12.5-19.7
45-54 617 544 89.0 85.8-91.5 73 11.0 8.5-14.2
55-64 563 527 94.8 92.2-96.6 36 5.2 3.4- 7.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 200 87 48.3 40.0-56.8 113 51.7 43.2-60.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 623 506 82.2 78.5-85.4 117 17.8 14.6-21.5
Some Post-H.S. 740 664 90.8 88.3-92.9 76 9.2 7.1-11.7
College Graduate 1,074 1,038 97.6 96.6-98.4 36 2.4 1.6- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 72 60.0 49.7-69.6 50 40.0 30.4-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 361 234 64.9 58.5-70.8 127 35.1 29.2-41.5
$25,000- 34,999 251 198 77.3 70.5-82.9 53 22.7 17.1-29.5
$35,000- 49,999 342 310 89.0 83.5-92.8 32 11.0 7.2-16.5
$50,000-74,999 422 398 93.4 89.7-95.8 24 6.6 4.2-10.3
$75,000+ 840 826 98.8 97.9-99.4 14 1.2 0.6- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 252 216 83.5 75.7-89.2 36 16.5 10.8-24.3
No 1,964 1,709 87.1 85.1-88.7 255 12.9 11.3-14.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 360 287 74.5 67.8-80.3 73 25.5 19.7-32.2
No 2,204 1,955 89.2 87.6-90.6 249 10.8 9.4-12.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 303 284 93.9 89.7-96.4 19 6.1 3.6-10.3
Non-Veteran 2,336 2,013 86.1 84.3-87.7 323 13.9 12.3-15.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 863 743 87.0 84.3-89.4 120 13.0 10.6-15.7
Regional City or Suburban County 600 525 87.8 84.4-90.6 75 12.2 9.4-15.6
Rural 1,177 1,030 86.3 83.5-88.7 147 13.7 11.3-16.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,640 2,298 86.9 85.3-88.4 342 13.1 11.6-14.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 215 121 54.4 46.2-62.3 94 45.6 37.7-53.8
101% to 150% 314 231 73.1 66.6-78.7 83 26.9 21.3-33.4
151% to 200% 160 136 85.2 77.2-90.7 24 14.8 9.3-22.8
More than 200% 1,557 1,490 95.7 94.2-96.8 67 4.3 3.2- 5.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 446 391 85.4 80.2-89.5 55 14.6 10.5-19.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 902 791 87.6 84.8-90.0 111 12.4 10.0-15.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,292 1,116 86.9 84.6-88.9 176 13.1 11.1-15.4

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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 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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