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Catawba County has one of the lowest percentages of uninsured people in North Carolina, according to a medicine study released this week.
New data from a North Carolina Institute of Medicine study says Catawba County has about 21,000 uninsured residents ages 0-64.
That makes up about 16.5 percent of the total population, which the study says is one of the lowest percentages statewide.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.