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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
TOTAL 1,753 251 12.9 11.1-15.0 939 54.8 51.7-57.8 249 13.1 11.3-15.2 292 17.7 15.4-20.1 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4
GENDER
Male 532 71 10.9 8.3-14.2 282 55.0 49.6-60.2 69 11.8 8.9-15.3 99 20.1 16.1-24.8 11 2.2 1.1- 4.3
Female 1,221 180 14.4 12.1-17.1 657 54.6 51.1-58.1 180 14.1 11.9-16.7 193 15.8 13.5-18.5 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9
AGE
40-44 233 23 10.4 6.4-16.3 114 48.9 41.0-56.8 32 12.4 8.3-18.2 57 25.3 18.8-33.1 7 3.1 1.3- 7.3
45-54 505 51 9.2 6.6-12.6 264 54.7 49.0-60.4 86 15.1 11.6-19.3 94 19.0 15.0-23.7 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1
55-64 468 64 13.2 9.8-17.5 255 56.5 50.9-62.0 67 12.4 9.5-16.0 78 17.0 13.1-21.8 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6
65-74 343 72 19.2 14.7-24.8 186 56.2 49.6-62.7 42 11.5 8.0-16.1 43 13.1 9.3-18.2 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 204 41 18.8 13.3-25.9 120 58.9 50.5-66.7 22 12.4 7.5-19.7 20 9.4 5.6-15.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 66 12.7 9.4-16.9 237 54.4 48.6-60.1 55 12.2 8.8-16.5 82 19.4 15.3-24.3 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 610 89 14.2 11.1-18.1 316 50.8 45.7-55.9 85 12.2 9.4-15.7 108 20.9 16.7-25.7 12 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 375 46 10.5 7.4-14.7 198 57.6 50.8-64.2 64 15.1 11.2-20.0 64 16.1 11.9-21.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4
College Graduate 320 50 14.0 10.0-19.2 186 59.1 52.2-65.7 43 13.2 9.3-18.4 38 11.8 8.1-17.0 3 1.9 0.5- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 61 12.9 9.6-17.0 208 55.5 49.4-61.5 51 10.6 7.7-14.3 62 19.9 15.1-25.6 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
$15,000- 24,999 394 41 9.4 6.2-14.0 205 51.7 45.3-58.1 55 14.8 10.8-19.9 88 22.4 17.5-28.2 5 1.7 0.6- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 235 31 11.7 8.0-17.0 119 52.4 44.2-60.4 46 18.4 13.0-25.3 33 14.2 9.3-21.1 6 3.3 1.2- 8.8
$35,000- 49,999 212 31 15.1 10.2-21.8 118 54.2 45.8-62.4 33 11.5 7.7-16.8 29 18.7 12.1-27.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
$50,000-74,999 140 15 10.5 5.8-18.3 90 61.8 51.4-71.1 12 9.9 5.1-18.4 23 17.8 11.4-26.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 121 20 11.2 5.9-20.1 68 63.6 51.9-73.9 16 12.7 7.3-21.1 16 11.7 6.6-20.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 807 124 14.5 11.8-17.8 434 54.5 50.2-58.8 113 13.3 10.7-16.5 131 16.6 13.7-20.1 5 0.9 0.4- 2.5
No 937 127 11.8 9.6-14.6 500 54.8 50.6-59.0 133 12.9 10.5-15.7 160 18.5 15.4-22.1 17 1.9 1.1- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 219 36 13.1 8.7-19.4 122 57.5 48.7-65.8 25 11.7 7.5-17.7 35 17.3 11.5-25.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Non-Veteran 1,528 212 12.8 10.9-15.0 815 54.1 51.0-57.3 223 13.5 11.5-15.7 257 17.8 15.5-20.4 21 1.8 1.1- 2.9

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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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