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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.^
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 292 34 11.5 8.0-16.3 163 55.1 48.5-61.5 42 14.1 10.3-19.2 49 16.6 12.3-22.1 4 2.6 0.8- 8.2
Buncombe 275 35 13.1 9.0-18.8 147 50.1 43.4-56.7 40 15.9 11.6-21.5 48 19.4 14.4-25.6 5 1.5 0.6- 3.5
Cabarrus 291 31 11.8 7.9-17.3 153 49.8 43.2-56.4 52 19.6 14.7-25.7 52 17.3 13.0-22.6 3 1.5 0.4- 5.4
Catawba 318 34 10.1 7.0-14.3 172 50.8 44.5-57.1 50 16.0 11.9-21.1 56 19.5 14.8-25.1 6 3.7 1.4- 9.1
Cumberland 299 41 13.7 9.8-19.0 148 47.2 40.7-53.9 53 17.4 12.9-22.9 52 19.7 14.6-25.9 5 2.0 0.7- 5.3
Davidson 313 36 10.1 7.0-14.4 163 49.9 43.5-56.3 41 13.7 9.8-18.9 67 23.4 18.3-29.4 6 2.9 1.1- 7.2
Durham 259 27 10.3 6.8-15.2 139 52.6 45.5-59.6 48 18.1 13.3-24.0 42 17.8 12.8-24.2 3 1.2 0.3- 4.5
Forsyth 301 39 10.6 7.6-14.6 159 51.6 45.1-58.1 52 18.6 14.0-24.3 46 16.0 11.5-21.7 5 3.2 1.1- 8.8
Gaston 297 45 15.2 11.1-20.3 150 50.0 43.5-56.4 51 16.4 12.2-21.6 49 17.2 12.8-22.8 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9
Guilford 328 47 15.2 11.2-20.1 182 54.2 47.5-60.7 48 15.6 11.4-20.9 47 13.6 9.8-18.6 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3
Iredell 322 42 13.2 9.6-17.9 180 54.6 48.3-60.8 52 15.3 11.4-20.3 43 14.2 10.2-19.4 5 2.6 1.0- 6.8
Johnston 295 36 11.9 8.3-16.8 166 56.4 48.9-63.6 39 12.4 8.8-17.3 49 18.0 12.8-24.7 5 1.3 0.5- 3.1
Mecklenburg 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
New Hanover 309 51 14.4 10.8-18.8 161 49.2 43.1-55.4 48 18.8 14.1-24.6 45 15.7 11.6-21.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.3
Onslow 260 41 14.0 9.8-19.8 132 52.2 44.8-59.5 41 16.2 11.5-22.2 41 14.7 10.6-20.0 5 2.9 1.1- 7.7
Orange 270 42 15.0 10.7-20.6 144 52.7 45.9-59.5 33 11.9 8.2-16.9 47 18.4 13.7-24.4 4 1.9 0.6- 6.0
Pitt 265 42 15.8 11.3-21.8 144 54.1 47.2-60.8 42 16.7 12.0-22.9 34 12.2 8.5-17.1 3 1.2 0.4- 3.6
Randolph 282 31 11.1 7.5-16.2 142 50.4 43.7-57.0 42 15.4 11.2-20.9 60 19.3 14.8-24.9 7 3.8 1.8- 8.0
Robeson 269 35 12.2 8.5-17.2 140 51.9 45.0-58.8 38 12.7 8.9-17.8 53 21.7 16.6-27.8 3 1.5 0.4- 5.6
Rowan 326 43 10.4 7.6-14.1 162 48.7 42.5-54.9 40 12.7 9.1-17.4 71 23.6 18.6-29.5 10 4.6 2.3- 8.9
Union 274 37 14.4 8.9-22.5 134 47.2 40.0-54.5 47 18.4 13.6-24.5 50 17.3 12.7-23.1 6 2.6 1.0- 6.5
Wake 428 57 12.9 9.7-17.0 249 57.0 51.5-62.3 70 17.3 13.5-21.9 45 10.7 7.9-14.5 7 2.1 0.9- 4.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 321 55 16.0 12.0-21.1 166 50.0 43.7-56.4 39 12.8 9.0-17.9 56 20.2 15.3-26.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6
Northeast Partnership II*** 392 50 11.2 8.2-15.1 196 50.6 44.8-56.3 62 15.3 11.7-19.7 79 19.9 15.8-24.9 5 3.0 1.1- 7.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 342 63 18.8 14.4-24.2 181 49.6 43.6-55.7 51 15.7 11.7-20.7 43 13.9 10.2-18.8 4 1.9 0.7- 5.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 311 48 13.5 9.7-18.4 163 51.2 44.7-57.7 45 15.3 11.3-20.6 50 18.4 13.7-24.4 5 1.5 0.6- 3.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 334 32 8.7 5.9-12.7 181 51.0 44.6-57.4 58 16.6 12.4-21.8 59 21.2 16.2-27.3 4 2.4 0.8- 6.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 328 35 9.8 6.8-14.0 186 55.0 48.9-61.0 56 17.3 13.2-22.4 48 16.4 12.2-21.7 3 1.4 0.4- 4.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 272 41 13.8 9.8-19.1 133 45.9 39.3-52.7 40 15.5 11.2-21.1 54 22.0 16.7-28.5 4 2.8 1.0- 7.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 330 45 12.9 9.4-17.4 177 52.0 45.8-58.2 46 15.2 11.0-20.6 52 15.9 11.9-21.0 10 4.0 1.9- 8.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 395 55 13.0 9.8-17.0 214 53.2 47.6-58.8 50 12.3 9.1-16.4 72 20.1 15.9-25.2 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 324 53 15.3 11.4-20.3 144 43.3 37.2-49.6 63 19.0 14.6-24.3 57 18.8 14.3-24.3 7 3.6 1.5- 8.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 312 31 8.7 5.9-12.7 161 50.4 43.9-56.9 53 17.4 12.9-23.1 63 22.3 17.3-28.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 321 44 10.7 7.8-14.6 164 49.3 42.9-55.8 57 20.0 15.3-25.8 52 16.2 12.0-21.6 4 3.7 1.3- 9.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 460 52 10.7 7.8-14.6 247 52.6 46.9-58.2 80 18.1 14.1-22.9 79 18.3 14.1-23.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 834 127 14.3 11.8-17.3 430 49.9 46.0-53.9 128 15.3 12.7-18.3 137 17.9 15.0-21.3 12 2.5 1.3- 4.9
No 10,437 1,374 12.3 11.5-13.1 5,498 51.4 50.2-52.7 1,643 16.7 15.8-17.7 1,761 17.4 16.5-18.4 161 2.2 1.8- 2.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 3,729 529 12.8 11.6-14.1 1,972 51.3 49.3-53.3 567 15.7 14.3-17.2 609 18.3 16.7-20.0 52 2.0 1.4- 2.8
Piedmont 6,266 822 12.5 11.5-13.6 3,290 51.6 50.0-53.2 988 16.7 15.5-17.9 1,060 16.7 15.6-17.9 106 2.5 2.0- 3.2
Western NC 1,276 150 11.2 9.2-13.5 666 50.5 47.1-53.9 216 18.2 15.7-21.1 229 18.7 16.1-21.7 15 1.4 0.7- 2.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 735 87 11.4 8.9-14.5 394 51.9 47.4-56.3 120 17.5 14.3-21.2 127 18.6 15.2-22.6 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4
Northwest 2,303 285 11.3 9.8-12.9 1,195 49.7 47.2-52.3 368 17.2 15.3-19.3 412 18.6 16.7-20.7 43 3.2 2.2- 4.8
Charlotte 1,709 220 12.1 10.3-14.1 878 50.0 47.0-52.9 291 17.9 15.7-20.3 298 17.8 15.6-20.1 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8
Greensboro 1,478 205 14.0 11.9-16.3 781 52.1 48.8-55.5 210 15.2 12.9-17.8 253 16.0 13.8-18.5 29 2.7 1.7- 4.1
Southern Regional 1,066 140 12.7 10.4-15.3 560 51.3 47.5-55.1 160 14.2 11.8-17.0 190 19.8 16.7-23.2 16 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Coastal 630 85 10.8 8.5-13.6 338 50.7 46.1-55.3 107 19.5 16.0-23.5 93 16.9 13.5-21.0 7 2.1 0.8- 5.2
Wake 1,401 185 12.6 10.6-15.0 761 54.4 51.0-57.7 224 16.8 14.4-19.5 210 14.4 12.3-16.8 21 1.8 1.0- 3.2
Area L 497 82 14.8 11.6-18.7 254 49.3 44.2-54.5 82 17.4 13.9-21.7 70 15.7 12.2-19.9 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6
Eastern 1,452 212 13.3 11.4-15.5 767 51.6 48.4-54.8 209 14.7 12.5-17.2 245 18.7 16.3-21.4 19 1.7 0.9- 3.1

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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