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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No prob./no reason to go Cost/insurance Acess problems Not thought of it Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,867 1,950 51.9 49.9-53.9 988 24.5 22.8-26.2 178 4.4 3.6- 5.3 271 7.0 6.0- 8.1 480 12.2 11.0-13.6
-Eastern NC 1,237 599 47.9 44.4-51.3 348 28.0 25.0-31.2 57 4.5 3.3- 6.2 87 7.8 5.9-10.1 146 11.8 9.8-14.2
GENDER
Male 471 250 50.9 45.4-56.4 97 23.1 18.7-28.1 23 5.1 3.1- 8.2 47 10.4 7.2-14.7 54 10.6 7.8-14.2
Female 766 349 44.9 40.8-49.1 251 32.9 29.0-37.0 34 4.0 2.7- 5.8 40 5.2 3.6- 7.3 92 13.1 10.4-16.3
RACE
White 877 452 50.5 46.6-54.5 223 26.2 22.8-29.9 42 4.7 3.3- 6.8 56 6.2 4.6- 8.4 104 12.3 9.9-15.2
African American 269 105 37.6 30.6-45.3 93 33.0 26.2-40.6 10 2.9 1.3- 6.3 24 12.9 7.7-20.8 37 13.5 9.2-19.4
Other Minorities 88 41 54.1 40.4-67.2 31 29.4 19.2-42.2 5 7.2 2.5-18.9 7 6.8 2.8-15.5 4 2.4 0.9- 6.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 11 50.4 30.2-70.4 13 25.5 13.1-43.8 3 11.0 3.4-30.4 1 1.7 0.2-11.6 4 11.4 3.2-33.0
Non-Hispanic 1,202 588 47.8 44.4-51.3 333 28.0 25.0-31.3 53 4.2 3.0- 5.8 86 8.1 6.2-10.5 142 11.9 9.9-14.2
AGE
40-44 213 110 53.1 44.9-61.1 63 27.4 20.9-34.9 4 2.1 0.7- 5.8 18 10.1 5.4-18.0 18 7.4 4.5-11.9
45-54 401 162 40.8 35.1-46.7 138 32.9 27.6-38.7 19 5.6 3.2- 9.5 27 6.6 4.3-10.0 55 14.1 10.5-18.8
55-64 372 189 49.9 43.8-55.9 102 26.6 21.6-32.3 12 3.4 1.8- 6.3 28 8.6 5.6-12.8 41 11.6 8.1-16.3
65-74 170 88 49.6 41.0-58.2 34 19.6 13.6-27.4 11 7.2 3.7-13.5 11 6.7 3.5-12.4 26 16.9 11.2-24.9
75+ 81 50 60.8 47.4-72.8 11 18.4 9.7-32.1 11 9.6 5.1-17.4 3 3.0 0.8-10.3 6 8.2 3.0-20.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 78 35.9 28.1-44.4 90 41.1 33.3-49.5 16 6.5 3.5-11.8 6 4.0 1.6- 9.3 26 12.5 8.1-18.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 442 201 43.8 38.1-49.8 124 27.8 22.9-33.3 19 4.7 2.6- 8.2 48 12.1 8.3-17.2 50 11.6 8.3-16.0
Some Post-H.S. 297 141 48.0 41.0-55.1 89 30.7 24.5-37.7 12 3.7 2.0- 6.7 21 6.4 3.9-10.4 34 11.2 7.6-16.1
College Graduate 282 179 63.8 57.1-70.1 45 15.2 10.9-20.7 10 3.7 1.8- 7.4 12 4.9 2.6- 9.2 36 12.4 8.7-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 197 58 28.1 20.7-36.9 104 57.6 48.5-66.2 14 3.7 2.1- 6.4 3 1.3 0.3- 4.5 18 9.4 5.0-16.9
$15,000- 24,999 227 83 39.4 31.2-48.2 98 40.6 32.8-49.0 7 5.2 2.3-11.6 16 6.0 3.4-10.3 23 8.7 5.5-13.6
$25,000- 34,999 146 71 48.8 38.5-59.1 47 33.7 24.7-44.0 6 4.7 2.0-10.8 8 4.3 1.7-10.4 14 8.6 4.7-15.2
$35,000- 49,999 156 82 50.0 40.2-59.8 32 23.1 15.8-32.5 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7 18 15.5 8.3-27.1 19 10.0 5.8-16.5
$50,000-74,999 162 95 53.0 43.9-61.9 19 13.7 8.4-21.6 5 5.7 2.2-14.1 14 9.6 5.2-16.9 29 18.1 12.2-26.0
$75,000+ 201 132 64.3 56.3-71.6 18 9.4 5.5-15.5 9 4.4 2.1- 8.9 18 10.0 5.9-16.2 24 12.0 7.8-17.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 521 196 36.3 31.4-41.4 205 42.6 37.4-47.9 30 4.4 2.9- 6.7 28 5.3 3.4- 8.2 62 11.4 8.6-14.9
No 712 402 55.5 50.9-60.0 141 18.5 15.3-22.2 27 4.6 3.0- 7.2 59 9.4 6.8-12.8 83 12.0 9.4-15.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 195 111 51.4 42.7-60.1 30 19.4 13.0-28.0 11 4.1 2.1- 7.9 21 12.0 6.4-21.2 22 13.1 8.2-20.1
Non-Veteran 1,041 487 47.0 43.3-50.8 318 30.0 26.7-33.5 46 4.6 3.2- 6.6 66 6.8 5.2- 8.9 124 11.6 9.4-14.1

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.

** 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.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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