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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 556 71 11.5 8.9-14.8 285 50.0 45.2-54.9 102 19.0 15.5-23.0 88 16.6 13.3-20.5 10 2.9 1.5- 5.6
GENDER
Male 187 23 11.1 6.9-17.3 88 48.2 40.0-56.5 36 20.2 14.4-27.5 36 17.3 12.2-24.0 4 3.2 1.1- 8.8
Female 369 48 11.8 8.7-15.7 197 51.5 45.8-57.1 66 18.0 14.0-22.9 52 16.0 12.0-21.0 6 2.7 1.2- 6.1
RACE
White 424 53 11.2 8.3-14.9 228 52.2 46.7-57.6 80 19.3 15.5-23.9 57 14.7 11.2-19.2 6 2.5 1.1- 5.7
Other 130 18 12.5 7.3-20.4 56 44.5 34.6-54.9 22 18.2 11.2-28.1 30 20.8 14.2-29.4 4 4.0 1.4-11.1
AGE
18-44 88 8 9.6 4.5-19.3 43 48.6 37.2-60.2 14 15.9 9.4-25.7 18 19.0 11.7-29.4 5 6.8 2.7-15.9
45+ 468 63 12.1 9.2-15.7 242 50.5 45.2-55.7 88 19.8 15.9-24.5 70 15.9 12.4-20.1 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 137 16 12.9 7.6-21.2 71 51.4 41.6-61.1 20 13.4 8.4-20.7 26 18.3 12.2-26.5 4 3.9 1.4-10.5
Some College + 418 54 10.9 8.0-14.6 214 49.7 44.1-55.2 82 20.8 16.6-25.7 62 16.1 12.3-20.6 6 2.6 1.1- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 222 31 13.3 8.9-19.4 110 49.4 41.7-57.2 33 14.8 10.3-20.8 43 18.7 13.5-25.2 5 3.8 1.5- 9.4
$50,000+ 262 30 9.9 6.6-14.7 136 49.9 43.0-56.9 57 22.7 17.4-29.2 34 14.5 10.2-20.3 5 2.9 1.2- 7.2

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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