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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,528 3,785 83.0 81.5-84.3 743 17.0 15.7-18.5
-Western 763 636 83.4 79.4-86.7 127 16.6 13.3-20.6
GENDER
Male 358 292 81.6 75.5-86.5 66 18.4 13.5-24.5
Female 405 344 85.3 80.1-89.3 61 14.7 10.7-19.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 630 555 86.9 82.5-90.3 75 13.1 9.7-17.5
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 151 80.4 71.3-87.1 32 19.6 12.9-28.7
35-44 150 115 83.0 75.6-88.5 35 17.0 11.5-24.4
45-54 169 140 82.2 73.9-88.3 29 17.8 11.7-26.1
55-64 262 230 89.0 83.1-93.1 32 11.0 6.9-16.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 204 171 83.2 73.8-89.7 33 16.8 10.3-26.2
Some Post-H.S. 227 197 88.1 82.0-92.3 30 11.9 7.7-18.0
College Graduate 225 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 183 156 85.6 75.2-92.0 27 14.4 8.0-24.8
No 531 439 82.9 78.2-86.7 92 17.1 13.3-21.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 208 168 80.1 70.7-87.0 40 19.9 13.0-29.3
No 547 461 84.4 80.0-88.0 86 15.6 12.0-20.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 706 587 83.1 78.9-86.6 119 16.9 13.4-21.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 198 163 83.6 77.0-88.5 35 16.4 11.5-23.0
Rural 566 473 83.2 78.2-87.3 93 16.8 12.7-21.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 506 427 84.1 79.4-87.9 79 15.9 12.1-20.6
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 347 328 94.7 90.9-97.0 19 5.3 3.0- 9.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 246 201 81.0 73.2-86.9 45 19.0 13.1-26.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 289 245 86.1 79.5-90.9 44 13.9 9.1-20.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 229 190 82.3 75.0-87.9 39 17.7 12.1-25.0

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

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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