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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

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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%)
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 95 53 57.0 45.2-68.1 21 22.4 14.4-33.3 4 2.4 0.9- 6.5 7 7.2 3.1-15.8 10 10.9 4.7-23.4
Buncombe 94 47 56.4 45.3-67.0 31 27.9 19.4-38.4 3 4.1 1.1-13.4 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 12 10.7 6.0-18.5
Cabarrus 108 45 37.6 27.9-48.3 36 35.8 26.1-46.9 3 2.1 0.6- 6.9 4 3.6 1.4- 9.4 20 20.9 12.9-31.9
Catawba 112 51 49.4 38.8-60.0 31 26.1 17.8-36.5 7 4.3 1.8-10.0 9 7.0 3.4-13.6 14 13.3 7.5-22.4
Cumberland 112 55 47.3 36.7-58.1 34 33.5 23.8-45.0 6 5.3 2.1-12.8 6 4.2 1.7-10.0 11 9.7 5.2-17.5
Davidson 114 55 54.9 44.4-64.9 34 24.2 16.9-33.4 7 4.7 2.1-10.2 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2 14 14.0 7.9-23.5
Durham 90 50 59.8 48.2-70.3 17 18.7 11.2-29.3 6 5.6 2.3-12.6 6 5.0 2.2-11.1 11 11.0 5.7-20.2
Forsyth 102 49 46.3 35.3-57.7 19 21.6 13.1-33.7 5 4.6 1.7-11.4 13 13.6 7.1-24.6 16 13.8 7.9-23.2
Gaston 104 47 46.9 36.3-57.8 29 26.6 18.1-37.4 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 10 10.1 5.3-18.3 16 14.6 8.5-23.7
Guilford 100 50 51.2 39.8-62.4 28 27.7 18.5-39.3 4 5.9 1.9-16.8 7 5.0 2.3-10.7 11 10.2 5.1-19.3
Iredell 104 55 53.0 41.8-63.9 24 24.6 16.1-35.8 9 8.9 4.1-18.4 6 5.1 2.2-11.4 10 8.3 4.3-15.6
Johnston 95 46 45.3 33.5-57.7 31 29.3 20.0-40.8 4 6.2 1.7-20.5 3 3.8 1.1-12.5 11 15.4 7.7-28.6
Mecklenburg 199 121 61.3 53.3-68.7 36 17.7 12.2-25.0 10 5.2 2.7-10.0 13 5.7 3.2-10.2 19 10.0 6.1-16.0
New Hanover 97 44 45.1 34.5-56.3 22 21.6 13.6-32.5 3 2.5 0.7- 7.9 11 10.7 5.7-19.1 17 20.1 12.2-31.5
Onslow 86 41 46.5 34.9-58.5 23 25.8 16.9-37.4 2 3.7 0.9-14.2 8 9.6 4.4-19.7 12 14.4 7.7-25.5
Orange 85 55 67.5 55.8-77.4 8 7.8 3.5-16.3 6 5.4 2.3-11.9 9 12.0 6.1-22.4 7 7.3 3.4-15.1
Pitt 78 35 46.2 34.0-58.9 24 30.7 20.0-43.9 5 7.3 2.7-18.3 7 8.2 3.8-16.9 7 7.6 3.3-16.3
Randolph 109 57 51.2 40.5-61.7 27 25.6 17.4-36.0 1 2.2 0.3-13.8 11 9.7 5.1-17.8 13 11.3 6.2-19.9
Robeson 96 41 41.6 31.3-52.8 30 32.4 22.8-43.7 5 4.7 1.8-11.8 8 9.5 4.5-18.9 12 11.7 6.5-20.3
Rowan 119 52 48.9 38.8-59.1 36 27.9 19.8-37.8 3 2.7 0.8- 8.6 9 8.0 4.1-15.2 19 12.4 7.6-19.8
Union 105 53 50.5 39.6-61.3 24 25.6 16.8-37.0 5 3.4 1.2- 8.8 6 4.0 1.6- 9.4 17 16.5 10.1-26.0
Wake 125 79 66.5 56.8-75.1 24 15.5 9.7-23.7 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 5 4.6 1.9-11.1 15 12.4 7.3-20.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 105 54 49.4 38.5-60.4 32 31.2 21.8-42.5 2 2.0 0.5- 7.6 4 6.0 2.2-15.6 13 11.4 6.3-19.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 146 83 54.0 44.5-63.2 29 21.4 14.7-30.1 9 5.6 2.7-11.4 10 9.0 4.7-16.5 15 10.0 5.8-16.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 97 49 48.3 37.4-59.5 24 26.6 17.5-38.4 5 3.3 1.3- 8.1 9 11.6 5.9-21.8 10 10.0 5.3-18.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 100 51 53.2 42.0-64.1 31 28.2 19.4-39.1 3 2.1 0.5- 8.6 4 4.7 1.6-13.0 11 11.8 6.1-21.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 118 52 43.8 33.5-54.6 35 28.2 19.9-38.3 4 5.0 1.8-13.2 8 7.5 2.7-18.7 19 15.5 9.4-24.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 112 53 49.7 39.5-60.0 34 28.6 20.2-38.6 6 3.7 1.6- 8.2 11 12.1 6.4-21.5 8 5.9 2.8-12.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 99 49 48.8 37.8-59.9 27 29.6 20.3-40.9 6 4.7 2.0-10.9 6 4.9 2.0-11.6 11 12.0 6.2-22.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 109 51 50.6 39.7-61.5 23 19.6 12.6-29.2 7 4.6 2.1- 9.7 12 8.7 4.2-17.1 16 16.5 9.8-26.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 127 59 45.8 36.3-55.7 33 28.2 20.1-37.9 7 5.9 2.5-13.2 10 8.6 4.4-16.2 18 11.5 7.0-18.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 125 63 54.0 43.7-63.9 34 18.9 13.0-26.8 6 4.9 2.1-11.4 7 6.7 2.9-14.8 15 15.4 8.7-25.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 122 61 53.6 43.3-63.5 30 25.9 18.0-35.7 7 5.2 2.4-11.2 5 3.5 1.3- 9.0 19 11.8 7.2-18.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 116 53 51.9 41.2-62.4 35 27.0 18.9-37.1 5 2.6 1.0- 6.8 9 7.6 3.5-15.7 14 10.9 6.2-18.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 162 91 47.9 38.4-57.6 32 23.1 15.7-32.5 9 7.5 3.8-14.5 13 8.6 4.3-16.3 17 12.9 7.1-22.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 279 148 50.6 43.7-57.3 63 23.8 18.4-30.2 15 4.4 2.5- 7.7 21 10.0 6.3-15.4 32 11.2 7.7-15.9
No 3,588 1,802 52.0 49.9-54.1 925 24.5 22.8-26.3 163 4.4 3.6- 5.3 250 6.8 5.8- 7.9 448 12.3 11.0-13.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,238 599 47.8 44.4-51.3 349 28.1 25.1-31.3 57 4.5 3.3- 6.2 87 7.8 5.9-10.1 146 11.8 9.8-14.2
Piedmont 2,166 1,110 53.9 51.2-56.5 521 22.5 20.4-24.8 98 3.9 3.1- 5.1 162 7.1 5.9- 8.5 275 12.6 10.9-14.5
Western NC 463 241 52.5 46.7-58.2 118 24.7 20.2-29.9 23 5.6 3.5- 9.0 22 5.3 3.1- 9.0 59 11.8 8.5-16.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 256 138 50.3 42.6-57.9 63 24.4 18.4-31.6 12 6.6 3.6-11.8 14 6.5 3.3-12.1 29 12.3 7.7-19.1
Northwest 825 393 51.0 46.7-55.3 220 24.3 20.9-28.1 48 5.1 3.6- 7.1 53 6.5 4.6- 9.2 111 13.1 10.4-16.3
Charlotte 616 311 53.0 48.1-57.8 158 24.3 20.3-28.7 20 3.2 1.9- 5.4 45 7.2 5.1-10.1 82 12.3 9.5-15.8
Greensboro 495 275 55.8 50.1-61.3 103 21.7 17.3-26.8 20 4.1 2.1- 7.7 45 7.9 5.6-11.1 52 10.6 7.6-14.6
Southern Regional 373 166 43.8 37.5-50.3 107 29.9 24.3-36.1 24 5.8 3.7- 9.1 25 8.2 4.5-14.4 51 12.3 8.9-16.8
Coastal 210 102 50.9 43.0-58.8 55 26.1 19.6-33.8 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4 20 9.1 5.5-14.5 27 12.0 8.0-17.6
Wake 457 245 58.0 52.2-63.5 112 20.9 16.8-25.7 20 3.1 1.9- 5.1 27 5.5 3.4- 8.6 53 12.5 9.1-16.9
Area L 161 90 56.5 47.6-65.0 36 20.8 14.6-28.8 7 2.7 1.1- 6.6 12 9.7 5.3-17.2 16 10.3 6.2-16.8
Eastern 474 230 47.4 41.8-53.0 134 28.6 23.8-33.9 21 5.4 3.2- 9.1 30 5.9 3.9- 8.9 59 12.7 9.4-17.1

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, Edgecombe, 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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