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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,119 514 11.7 10.5-12.9 2,041 47.9 46.0-49.8 661 17.4 15.9-18.9 801 19.8 18.3-21.4 102 3.2 2.5- 4.1
Female 7,152 987 13.0 12.1-14.0 3,887 54.3 52.8-55.7 1,110 16.0 14.9-17.0 1,097 15.4 14.4-16.5 71 1.3 1.0- 1.7
RACE
White 8,990 1,180 12.4 11.6-13.2 4,752 51.5 50.2-52.8 1,437 17.3 16.3-18.3 1,510 17.4 16.4-18.4 111 1.5 1.2- 1.9
African American 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
Asian 45 2 1.8 0.3- 8.9 27 49.2 31.6-66.9 6 25.6 11.1-48.7 7 16.5 7.2-33.6 3 6.9 1.9-22.0
Native American 206 20 9.1 5.3-15.1 99 45.0 36.0-54.4 35 16.2 10.7-23.8 48 26.9 19.4-35.9 4 2.9 1.0- 7.8
Other Minorities 245 43 13.5 9.4-19.0 97 35.7 28.6-43.4 38 16.5 11.5-23.1 34 14.4 9.8-20.7 33 19.9 13.8-27.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 284 41 10.8 7.6-15.3 115 37.7 30.8-45.1 46 17.2 12.4-23.5 45 15.9 11.3-21.9 37 18.3 12.8-25.4
-English Speaking 173 30 14.7 9.8-21.5 82 47.3 37.9-56.9 27 17.7 11.3-26.7 28 16.0 10.1-24.3 6 4.3 1.8-10.2
-Spanish Speaking 111 11 7.1 3.5-13.9 33 28.5 19.4-39.8 19 16.8 10.2-26.4 17 15.8 9.5-25.3 31 31.7 22.0-43.4
Non-Hispanic 10,969 1,455 12.4 11.7-13.2 5,809 52.0 50.8-53.2 1,723 16.6 15.7-17.5 1,846 17.5 16.6-18.4 136 1.5 1.2- 1.8
AGE
40-44 1,332 124 9.7 7.9-11.8 585 43.9 40.6-47.2 211 16.1 13.8-18.7 349 24.5 21.9-27.4 63 5.9 4.3- 7.9
45-54 2,944 302 10.2 8.9-11.6 1,436 48.3 46.0-50.6 547 18.5 16.9-20.3 586 20.1 18.3-22.0 73 2.9 2.2- 3.9
55-64 3,005 360 11.1 9.9-12.5 1,528 50.7 48.5-53.0 537 19.1 17.4-21.0 555 18.2 16.5-19.9 25 0.8 0.5- 1.3
65-74 2,287 386 17.0 15.2-18.9 1,308 56.7 54.2-59.2 313 14.6 12.9-16.6 273 11.3 9.9-13.0 7 0.3 0.1- 0.8
75+ 1,703 329 18.5 16.4-20.7 1,071 63.7 60.9-66.4 163 10.3 8.6-12.3 135 7.3 5.9- 8.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,775 231 12.1 10.3-14.1 868 46.2 43.2-49.3 252 14.6 12.6-16.9 381 22.5 20.0-25.2 43 4.6 3.2- 6.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,462 474 12.6 11.3-14.0 1,765 49.2 47.0-51.3 523 15.7 14.2-17.3 632 19.8 18.1-21.6 68 2.8 2.0- 3.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,720 368 12.6 11.1-14.3 1,429 51.9 49.5-54.3 456 17.9 16.1-19.8 437 16.3 14.6-18.2 30 1.3 0.8- 2.0
College Graduate 3,290 424 12.1 10.8-13.5 1,854 55.4 53.3-57.5 536 17.5 15.9-19.2 445 13.8 12.4-15.3 31 1.2 0.8- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,383 181 12.0 10.0-14.3 654 45.0 41.7-48.4 209 16.3 13.7-19.1 317 24.3 21.4-27.4 22 2.4 1.3- 4.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,837 243 11.2 9.6-13.0 913 47.7 44.7-50.8 277 15.3 13.4-17.6 373 22.2 19.6-24.9 31 3.6 2.3- 5.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,359 187 13.0 11.0-15.3 689 48.9 45.5-52.3 216 15.9 13.6-18.6 238 18.7 16.1-21.6 29 3.5 2.2- 5.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,522 191 11.9 10.1-14.1 819 52.8 49.7-56.0 250 15.8 13.8-18.2 242 17.6 15.2-20.3 20 1.8 1.0- 3.1
$50,000-74,999 1,416 161 11.4 9.4-13.6 770 52.4 49.1-55.6 245 17.6 15.4-20.2 229 17.8 15.4-20.5 11 0.8 0.3- 2.2
$75,000+ 2,103 300 13.3 11.7-15.2 1,124 52.6 50.0-55.3 367 19.5 17.4-21.8 280 12.8 11.3-14.6 32 1.7 1.1- 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,691 687 13.8 12.6-15.1 2,415 50.0 48.2-51.8 720 16.2 14.9-17.6 822 18.5 17.1-20.0 47 1.5 1.1- 2.1
No 6,526 812 11.6 10.7-12.5 3,481 52.1 50.6-53.7 1,041 16.9 15.7-18.1 1,067 16.8 15.7-18.0 125 2.6 2.1- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,918 299 14.6 12.8-16.6 1,027 52.3 49.5-55.1 281 16.7 14.6-18.9 297 15.9 13.9-18.2 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0
Non-Veteran 9,343 1,199 11.9 11.1-12.7 4,895 51.1 49.8-52.4 1,489 16.6 15.7-17.6 1,601 17.8 16.9-18.8 159 2.6 2.1- 3.2

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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