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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

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
-Western 1,235 166 16.2 13.4-19.5 1,069 83.8 80.5-86.6
GENDER
Male 546 68 14.6 10.6-19.6 478 85.4 80.4-89.4
Female 689 98 17.8 14.0-22.3 591 82.2 77.7-86.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,069 126 15.2 12.2-18.7 943 84.8 81.3-87.8
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 32 21.4 14.2-31.1 152 78.6 68.9-85.8
35-44 150 40 23.1 15.8-32.5 110 76.9 67.5-84.2
45-54 167 34 21.6 14.9-30.2 133 78.4 69.8-85.1
55-64 260 37 12.8 8.6-18.6 223 87.2 81.4-91.4
65-74 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 54 34.0 25.0-44.3 111 66.0 55.7-75.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 42 13.3 8.7-20.0 304 86.7 80.0-91.3
Some Post-H.S. 358 41 13.9 9.8-19.3 317 86.1 80.7-90.2
College Graduate 367 30 6.4 4.3- 9.6 337 93.6 90.4-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 36 24.0 16.1-34.1 116 76.0 65.9-83.9
$15,000- 24,999 226 46 23.8 16.3-33.4 180 76.2 66.6-83.7
$25,000- 34,999 111 24 24.3 15.7-35.7 87 75.7 64.3-84.3
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 79 28.9 22.0-36.9 277 71.1 63.1-78.0
No 806 81 11.9 9.1-15.4 725 88.1 84.6-90.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 86 27.3 21.2-34.3 316 72.7 65.7-78.8
No 815 79 11.8 8.9-15.5 736 88.2 84.5-91.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,074 153 17.2 14.1-20.8 921 82.8 79.2-85.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 44 13.3 9.5-18.3 268 86.7 81.7-90.5
Rural 924 123 17.5 13.9-21.7 801 82.5 78.3-86.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 89 17.3 13.3-22.1 484 82.7 77.9-86.7
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 18 6.1 3.6-10.3 400 93.9 89.7-96.4
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 39 28.7 19.6-39.9 99 71.3 60.1-80.4
101% to 150% 213 41 22.3 14.5-32.7 172 77.7 67.3-85.5
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 32 6.2 4.1- 9.4 500 93.8 90.6-95.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 398 59 18.4 13.2-24.9 339 81.6 75.1-86.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 483 59 16.5 11.9-22.3 424 83.5 77.7-88.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 49 14.3 10.0-19.9 306 85.7 80.1-90.0

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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.

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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