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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Females

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
-FEMALES 3,547 593 18.3 16.7-20.0 2,954 81.7 80.0-83.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,376 318 14.7 13.0-16.7 2,058 85.3 83.3-87.0
Non-Hispanic Black 752 157 23.2 19.5-27.3 595 76.8 72.7-80.5
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 661 140 20.7 17.2-24.6 521 79.3 75.4-82.8
35-44 479 116 24.0 19.7-28.8 363 76.0 71.2-80.3
45-54 556 139 23.4 19.6-27.6 417 76.6 72.4-80.4
55-64 688 116 17.8 14.3-21.9 572 82.2 78.1-85.7
65-74 668 51 8.9 6.5-12.1 617 91.1 87.9-93.5
75+ 450 23 5.5 3.2- 9.1 427 94.5 90.9-96.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 351 103 31.4 25.5-37.9 248 68.6 62.1-74.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 945 178 19.3 16.4-22.6 767 80.7 77.4-83.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,067 192 19.2 16.5-22.3 875 80.8 77.7-83.5
College Graduate 1,175 116 9.2 7.3-11.4 1,059 90.8 88.6-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 113 32.7 27.0-38.9 274 67.3 61.1-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 614 158 31.4 26.7-36.5 456 68.6 63.5-73.3
$25,000- 34,999 314 70 23.3 17.9-29.6 244 76.7 70.4-82.1
$35,000- 49,999 434 66 15.5 11.7-20.1 368 84.5 79.9-88.3
$50,000- 74,999 420 56 14.7 10.9-19.6 364 85.3 80.4-89.1
$75,000+ 674 32 5.4 3.6- 7.9 642 94.6 92.1-96.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 916 232 30.7 26.8-34.9 684 69.3 65.1-73.2
No 2,271 307 15.0 13.2-17.0 1,964 85.0 83.0-86.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,074 289 32.0 28.4-35.9 785 68.0 64.1-71.6
No 2,386 280 12.7 11.1-14.4 2,106 87.3 85.6-88.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** 80 91.5 81.6-96.3
Non-Veteran 3,459 586 18.5 16.9-20.3 2,873 81.5 79.7-83.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 946 150 17.5 14.7-20.7 796 82.5 79.3-85.3
Regional City or Suburban County 809 141 17.2 14.3-20.5 668 82.8 79.5-85.7
Rural 1,792 302 19.7 17.3-22.3 1,490 80.3 77.7-82.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,592 287 18.4 16.2-20.9 1,305 81.6 79.1-83.8
Unemployed 130 37 25.4 17.6-35.2 93 74.6 64.8-82.4
Retired 1,032 69 7.8 5.8-10.4 963 92.2 89.6-94.2
Unable to Work 364 118 38.2 31.7-45.2 246 61.8 54.8-68.3
Other not in Labor Force 412 76 17.2 13.3-21.8 336 82.8 78.2-86.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 147 48 34.9 26.1-45.0 99 65.1 55.0-73.9
50% to 100% 321 98 35.3 28.8-42.4 223 64.7 57.6-71.2
101% to 150% 551 151 29.6 25.0-34.7 400 70.4 65.3-75.0
151% to 200% 229 43 19.7 14.1-26.9 186 80.3 73.1-85.9
More than 200% 1,553 146 9.9 8.2-11.9 1,407 90.1 88.1-91.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 733 139 23.9 19.7-28.8 594 76.1 71.2-80.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,288 212 18.2 15.7-21.1 1,076 81.8 78.9-84.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,526 242 16.9 14.7-19.3 1,284 83.1 80.7-85.3

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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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