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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

When was the last time you had your eyes examined by any doctor or eye care provider?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past month Within the past year Within the past 2 years 2 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,271 1,501 12.4 11.7-13.2 5,928 51.3 50.2-52.5 1,771 16.6 15.7-17.5 1,898 17.5 16.6-18.4 173 2.2 1.8- 2.7
-Buncombe County 275 35 13.1 9.0-18.8 147 50.1 43.4-56.7 40 15.9 11.6-21.5 48 19.4 14.4-25.6 5 1.5 0.6- 3.5
GENDER
Male 98 10 12.1 5.9-23.4 43 40.0 30.1-50.9 14 14.9 8.6-24.4 27 30.6 21.3-41.9 4 2.4 0.9- 6.3
Female 177 25 13.9 9.3-20.3 104 58.5 50.5-66.1 26 16.9 11.5-24.0 21 10.1 6.4-15.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
RACE
White 251 30 11.6 7.7-17.0 138 51.4 44.4-58.3 37 16.6 12.0-22.6 41 18.8 13.6-25.3 5 1.6 0.7- 3.9
Other 21 4 27.3 9.6-57.1 8 38.0 18.0-63.1 3 10.7 3.1-31.0 6 24.0 9.7-48.2 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 27 2 7.4 1.8-25.3 10 36.7 19.8-57.5 6 22.1 9.8-42.5 8 31.2 15.2-53.3 1 2.7 0.4-17.3
45+ 248 33 13.9 9.4-20.2 137 52.1 45.0-59.1 34 15.0 10.6-20.8 40 17.7 12.7-24.0 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 103 14 13.9 7.5-24.3 52 46.1 35.5-57.0 15 14.6 8.5-23.8 21 24.7 15.8-36.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
Some College + 171 21 12.7 7.8-19.9 95 52.7 44.2-61.0 25 16.8 11.3-24.2 26 15.9 10.6-23.2 4 1.9 0.7- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 147 15 11.2 6.1-19.4 72 43.3 34.6-52.5 23 17.3 11.3-25.5 35 27.1 19.3-36.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7
$50,000+ 86 15 17.2 9.8-28.5 47 54.2 42.6-65.5 14 16.3 9.5-26.4 9 11.5 5.8-21.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3

Back to Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*.

Asked only of respondents age 40 and older.
*NOTE: These questions on visual impairment/eyecare have never been asked previously in the NC BRFSS Survey.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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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