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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

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 Acess 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 889 536 61.4 57.4-65.3 163 17.3 14.4-20.6 30 3.1 2.0- 4.9 59 6.5 4.8- 8.9 101 11.6 9.2-14.5
Female 1,277 574 45.7 42.4-49.1 358 28.2 25.2-31.3 68 4.8 3.6- 6.4 103 7.7 6.1- 9.5 174 13.6 11.5-16.1
RACE
White 1,777 923 54.8 51.9-57.7 416 21.4 19.2-23.8 73 3.5 2.6- 4.6 131 6.7 5.5- 8.2 234 13.5 11.6-15.7
African American 281 135 50.6 43.3-57.8 71 23.7 18.2-30.3 18 6.1 3.2-11.5 25 9.2 5.8-14.4 32 10.3 6.9-15.2
Other Minorities 100 46 49.2 37.3-61.1 33 31.2 21.2-43.2 7 5.0 2.1-11.4 5 6.6 2.1-18.7 9 8.0 3.2-18.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 83 41 47.7 34.9-60.9 24 30.6 19.8-44.0 6 5.8 2.4-13.5 5 6.5 1.9-19.8 7 9.4 3.6-22.0
Non-Hispanic 2,080 1,066 54.3 51.6-56.9 497 22.0 19.9-24.2 92 3.8 2.9- 5.0 157 7.1 5.9- 8.6 268 12.8 11.1-14.7
AGE
40-44 368 207 57.7 51.4-63.8 81 22.0 17.2-27.8 11 4.1 2.1- 8.0 33 7.0 4.7-10.3 36 9.2 6.2-13.3
45-54 684 314 51.1 46.6-55.6 205 25.0 21.5-28.8 23 2.7 1.7- 4.2 48 7.4 5.1-10.4 94 13.9 11.0-17.5
55-64 599 284 48.3 43.3-53.4 171 27.5 23.2-32.2 26 4.5 2.8- 7.2 44 7.1 5.0- 9.9 74 12.6 9.5-16.5
65-74 329 188 59.3 52.9-65.5 45 11.0 7.9-15.1 27 7.0 4.6-10.5 24 7.7 4.9-11.8 45 14.9 10.6-20.6
75+ 186 117 65.2 56.2-73.3 19 12.4 6.7-21.7 11 3.4 1.8- 6.5 13 5.2 2.8- 9.4 26 13.8 8.8-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 359 145 42.6 36.3-49.2 134 36.0 30.0-42.5 21 4.7 2.9- 7.5 24 8.2 4.7-14.1 35 8.5 5.5-12.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 652 314 51.0 46.1-55.9 179 26.5 22.5-31.0 23 3.2 1.9- 5.3 53 7.3 5.3-10.1 83 12.0 9.1-15.6
Some Post-H.S. 522 262 51.0 45.7-56.4 126 21.8 17.8-26.5 26 5.3 3.2- 8.7 35 7.3 4.9-10.5 73 14.5 11.2-18.6
College Graduate 629 387 63.7 58.9-68.2 81 13.4 10.2-17.3 27 3.2 2.0- 5.1 50 6.2 4.5- 8.5 84 13.6 10.5-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 89 33.9 27.0-41.5 130 49.1 41.3-57.0 16 3.6 2.0- 6.2 13 4.9 2.5- 9.1 27 8.6 4.9-14.5
$15,000- 24,999 373 159 42.9 36.5-49.5 135 34.7 29.0-40.9 20 4.7 2.7- 8.0 30 10.4 6.3-16.5 29 7.4 4.5-11.8
$25,000- 34,999 259 123 49.4 41.7-57.2 80 29.0 22.9-35.9 10 5.0 2.4-10.0 18 6.3 3.7-10.7 28 10.3 6.6-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 289 160 54.7 47.5-61.8 51 19.6 14.4-26.2 12 4.0 1.7- 9.2 22 6.4 3.9-10.2 44 15.2 10.5-21.7
$50,000-74,999 284 148 55.0 47.8-62.0 46 17.5 12.3-24.3 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4 27 7.6 4.9-11.6 58 17.8 13.3-23.4
$75,000+ 440 294 67.7 62.2-72.7 31 8.0 5.1-12.2 21 3.7 2.2- 6.2 36 7.2 4.9-10.4 58 13.4 10.0-17.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 853 330 39.7 35.6-44.0 302 37.0 33.0-41.3 54 5.0 3.6- 6.9 57 5.8 4.2- 7.8 110 12.4 9.8-15.6
No 1,300 771 61.8 58.4-65.0 218 14.4 12.3-16.9 44 3.4 2.3- 4.9 105 7.9 6.2- 9.9 162 12.5 10.4-15.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 332 201 60.4 53.7-66.7 42 10.9 7.7-15.2 17 5.0 2.6- 9.4 25 7.2 4.5-11.4 47 16.5 11.8-22.4
Non-Veteran 1,834 909 52.6 49.7-55.4 479 24.9 22.5-27.5 81 3.7 2.9- 4.9 137 7.1 5.7- 8.6 228 11.8 10.1-13.7

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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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