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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*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,258 1,434 13.1 12.3-13.9 5,571 53.3 52.1-54.5 1,612 16.8 15.9-17.8 1,522 15.2 14.3-16.1 119 1.6 1.2- 2.0
No 1,001 64 6.0 4.4- 8.0 351 33.7 29.9-37.6 158 14.8 12.2-17.8 374 37.6 33.8-41.7 54 8.0 5.8-11.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 171 28 12.0 7.7-18.4 83 54.1 44.8-63.1 26 16.1 10.5-23.9 32 15.9 10.5-23.3 2 1.9 0.5- 7.3
Recommended Range 3,491 450 12.1 10.8-13.4 1,862 51.9 49.8-54.0 537 16.4 14.9-18.1 582 17.3 15.7-18.9 60 2.3 1.7- 3.2
Overweight 4,012 524 12.1 10.9-13.4 2,108 51.3 49.4-53.3 637 17.1 15.7-18.7 678 17.2 15.7-18.7 65 2.3 1.7- 3.1
Obese 3,161 436 13.0 11.6-14.5 1,637 50.1 47.8-52.3 509 16.6 15.0-18.3 545 18.5 16.8-20.4 34 1.8 1.2- 2.7
Current Smoker
No 9,115 1,271 12.9 12.1-13.8 4,984 53.4 52.1-54.7 1,397 16.4 15.4-17.4 1,341 15.3 14.4-16.3 122 1.9 1.5- 2.4
Yes 2,094 218 9.9 8.4-11.7 913 42.7 39.9-45.5 367 17.6 15.6-19.8 546 26.5 24.1-29.1 50 3.3 2.3- 4.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,403 1,405 12.5 11.8-13.3 5,511 51.8 50.5-53.0 1,629 16.8 15.8-17.7 1,713 16.9 16.0-17.8 145 2.1 1.7- 2.6
Yes 695 71 10.8 8.1-14.3 321 45.2 40.5-49.9 121 16.3 13.2-19.8 158 24.2 20.3-28.7 24 3.5 2.2- 5.6
Heavy Drinker
No 10,761 1,436 12.3 11.6-13.1 5,672 51.4 50.2-52.6 1,701 16.8 15.9-17.8 1,794 17.2 16.3-18.2 158 2.2 1.8- 2.7
Yes 342 36 12.4 8.2-18.4 165 46.2 39.8-52.8 50 13.8 10.2-18.5 82 24.8 19.5-30.8 9 2.8 1.4- 5.6
Current Asthma
Yes 869 120 13.2 10.7-16.2 461 52.1 47.9-56.2 128 15.3 12.5-18.6 154 18.6 15.6-22.1 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0
No 10,354 1,376 12.3 11.6-13.1 5,442 51.3 50.1-52.6 1,635 16.7 15.8-17.7 1,735 17.3 16.4-18.3 166 2.3 1.9- 2.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,684 310 17.3 15.2-19.6 1,037 60.3 57.3-63.2 160 9.5 7.9-11.3 169 11.8 9.8-14.2 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 53 5 6.4 2.4-16.0 26 55.3 39.0-70.5 11 21.1 10.0-39.1 11 17.2 8.9-30.6 0 0.0 . - .
No 9,325 1,167 11.7 10.9-12.5 4,740 49.7 48.4-50.9 1,571 17.9 16.9-18.9 1,684 18.4 17.4-19.4 163 2.4 2.0- 2.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 196 17 7.7 4.6-12.7 122 62.1 53.4-70.1 26 10.3 6.6-15.6 30 19.2 12.6-28.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Disability
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

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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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