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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,280 1,783 56.4 54.2-58.5 627 17.8 16.2-19.5 170 4.8 4.0- 5.8 250 7.6 6.5- 8.9 450 13.4 12.0-14.9
No 584 166 29.5 24.9-34.6 360 58.2 52.8-63.4 8 2.1 0.9- 4.7 21 3.9 2.2- 6.7 29 6.4 3.7-10.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 62 28 44.5 30.7-59.3 18 26.4 15.3-41.5 4 6.7 2.3-17.7 6 7.9 3.3-17.8 6 14.5 6.2-30.3
Recommended Range 1,183 648 56.3 52.7-59.8 262 22.9 19.9-26.3 55 3.9 2.9- 5.4 76 6.1 4.7- 8.0 142 10.7 8.9-12.9
Overweight 1,392 739 54.3 50.9-57.5 309 20.9 18.4-23.6 68 5.0 3.7- 6.8 98 7.5 5.8- 9.7 178 12.4 10.4-14.6
Obese 1,088 477 46.2 42.4-50.0 356 29.9 26.6-33.4 41 3.7 2.5- 5.5 83 7.5 5.7- 9.8 131 12.7 10.1-15.8
Current Smoker
No 2,883 1,526 54.7 52.4-57.0 636 21.4 19.5-23.3 145 4.6 3.8- 5.7 206 6.9 5.9- 8.2 370 12.4 11.0-13.9
Yes 966 417 43.9 40.0-48.0 345 33.6 29.9-37.4 32 3.6 2.3- 5.5 64 7.2 5.2- 9.9 108 11.8 9.2-14.9
Binge Drinker
No 3,500 1,755 51.6 49.5-53.7 906 24.9 23.2-26.8 166 4.5 3.7- 5.5 244 6.8 5.8- 8.0 429 12.1 10.8-13.5
Yes 307 163 55.4 48.4-62.3 72 21.1 16.2-27.0 9 2.7 1.3- 5.8 21 8.2 5.1-13.0 42 12.5 8.2-18.7
Heavy Drinker
No 3,670 1,853 52.0 50.0-54.1 939 24.5 22.8-26.3 172 4.5 3.7- 5.4 256 6.8 5.8- 8.0 450 12.1 10.9-13.6
Yes 144 72 51.5 41.9-61.1 41 27.0 19.2-36.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.0 8 8.7 4.2-17.1 20 11.5 7.0-18.2
Current Asthma
Yes 289 98 34.7 28.3-41.8 126 43.2 36.4-50.3 17 5.4 3.2- 9.1 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8 37 13.5 9.0-19.8
No 3,561 1,846 53.2 51.2-55.3 855 23.1 21.4-24.9 160 4.3 3.5- 5.2 259 7.2 6.2- 8.4 441 12.2 10.9-13.6
Diabetes
Yes 334 83 24.9 19.5-31.3 139 41.8 35.2-48.6 37 10.6 7.0-15.8 22 7.1 4.4-11.3 53 15.6 11.2-21.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 22 6 23.5 9.0-48.8 7 31.8 13.8-57.5 2 21.8 5.2-58.4 3 5.2 1.4-16.9 4 17.7 5.2-45.8
No 3,446 1,831 54.8 52.7-56.9 823 22.7 21.0-24.5 136 3.7 3.0- 4.6 241 7.0 5.9- 8.2 415 11.8 10.5-13.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 57 28 39.2 25.0-55.5 19 34.4 21.3-50.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 4 9.6 3.2-25.4 5 15.2 4.7-39.6
Disability
Yes 1,589 613 38.8 35.8-41.9 584 38.3 35.3-41.4 100 5.4 4.2- 6.9 97 5.7 4.4- 7.3 195 11.8 9.8-14.1
No 2,257 1,326 60.1 57.5-62.6 399 15.9 14.1-17.8 78 3.8 2.9- 5.0 174 7.8 6.5- 9.4 280 12.4 10.8-14.2

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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.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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