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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 Access 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%)
TOTAL 564 246 44.7 39.6-50.0 168 27.7 23.4-32.6 29 4.9 3.0- 8.0 50 10.7 7.6-15.0 71 11.9 9.1-15.4
GENDER
Male 179 93 49.7 40.9-58.6 34 20.7 14.3-29.2 8 4.8 1.9-11.6 23 14.5 8.9-22.9 21 10.2 6.3-16.0
Female 385 153 40.6 34.8-46.7 134 33.5 28.1-39.3 21 5.0 2.9- 8.5 27 7.6 4.9-11.7 50 13.3 9.6-18.1
AGE
40-44 97 51 51.6 39.2-63.8 26 22.0 14.0-32.7 3 6.1 1.7-20.0 11 15.9 7.6-30.3 6 4.4 1.8-10.4
45-54 194 77 42.1 33.8-50.9 67 31.2 23.8-39.5 8 3.2 1.4- 7.4 17 9.2 5.3-15.5 25 14.3 9.2-21.6
55-64 146 58 40.8 31.5-50.8 51 34.7 25.9-44.8 7 3.7 1.5- 9.2 13 11.4 6.3-19.7 17 9.4 5.4-15.9
65-74 83 36 41.4 29.5-54.5 16 17.6 9.8-29.6 9 12.3 5.7-24.4 7 8.6 3.8-18.4 15 20.0 11.4-32.9
75+ 44 24 50.4 32.9-67.8 8 24.9 11.0-47.1 2 2.7 0.6-10.6 2 4.1 1.0-15.1 8 18.0 8.2-34.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 50 33.9 25.5-43.5 56 39.8 30.3-50.0 11 7.9 3.9-15.4 7 4.7 2.1-10.0 18 13.7 8.2-21.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 207 94 46.8 38.1-55.7 54 24.9 18.4-32.9 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 24 15.4 9.1-24.7 31 12.0 7.9-17.9
Some Post-H.S. 128 55 45.8 35.3-56.8 42 29.6 20.7-40.5 8 7.6 2.8-19.4 10 7.6 3.5-15.5 13 9.3 4.9-16.8
College Graduate 85 46 54.1 41.0-66.7 16 14.4 7.9-24.8 5 5.5 1.6-17.2 9 13.3 6.7-24.7 9 12.6 5.7-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 115 34 30.8 21.8-41.6 58 52.5 41.5-63.2 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3 3 2.3 0.7- 7.9 16 12.8 7.3-21.5
$15,000- 24,999 151 54 38.2 28.8-48.5 54 33.3 24.4-43.4 7 5.0 2.1-11.6 16 12.0 6.7-20.4 20 11.6 7.1-18.4
$25,000- 34,999 84 45 58.0 44.6-70.3 22 23.0 14.2-35.1 3 2.6 0.8- 8.1 4 5.4 1.8-15.3 10 10.9 5.2-21.3
$35,000- 49,999 63 37 52.0 35.7-67.9 13 21.1 11.5-35.6 3 7.2 1.4-29.2 5 16.3 5.5-39.5 5 3.4 1.3- 8.9
$50,000-74,999 37 19 43.3 26.4-61.9 1 4.0 0.6-23.3 0 0.0 . - . 8 23.9 11.7-42.8 9 28.8 14.5-49.3
$75,000+ 33 22 70.6 50.9-84.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.4 1.2-33.8 6 12.0 4.8-26.9 3 10.1 3.2-27.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 248 76 31.2 24.7-38.6 98 41.1 33.7-49.0 23 7.4 4.4-12.1 16 6.6 3.6-11.8 35 13.7 9.3-19.7
No 312 169 54.3 47.2-61.3 68 18.3 13.7-24.0 6 3.3 1.2- 8.7 34 13.7 9.1-20.2 35 10.5 7.1-15.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 61 30 40.7 27.3-55.6 8 17.2 8.1-33.0 4 6.8 1.6-24.8 8 18.7 8.0-37.8 11 16.6 8.5-29.8
Non-Veteran 502 215 45.5 40.1-51.0 160 29.8 25.1-35.0 25 4.6 2.8- 7.4 42 9.2 6.5-12.8 60 11.0 8.2-14.6

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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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