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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

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%)
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
-Wake County 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
GENDER
Male 149 17 10.8 6.3-18.0 78 49.0 40.1-58.0 28 22.2 15.4-30.9 22 14.7 9.5-22.0 4 3.2 1.0- 9.9
Female 279 40 14.6 10.5-20.0 171 63.3 56.8-69.3 42 13.4 9.7-18.3 23 7.6 5.0-11.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.7
RACE
White 353 48 12.9 9.4-17.5 199 54.7 48.8-60.6 62 19.9 15.3-25.4 40 11.3 8.2-15.5 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
Other 70 8 12.7 6.0-25.0 47 64.7 50.9-76.5 7 7.0 3.0-15.7 5 9.3 3.7-21.6 3 6.2 1.7-20.5
AGE
18-44 67 3 5.5 1.6-17.1 41 60.3 47.1-72.2 11 17.3 9.4-29.7 9 10.6 5.4-20.0 3 6.3 1.9-18.6
45+ 361 54 15.1 11.3-19.9 208 56.0 50.1-61.8 59 17.3 13.1-22.4 36 10.8 7.6-15.1 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 89 11 15.0 7.7-27.3 52 52.4 40.2-64.4 15 19.4 11.3-31.2 7 7.7 3.3-16.9 4 5.4 1.7-16.1
Some College + 338 46 12.4 9.1-16.6 196 58.2 52.2-64.0 55 16.7 12.6-21.8 38 11.7 8.4-16.1 3 1.1 0.3- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 159 24 13.8 8.4-21.7 85 51.4 42.2-60.5 23 12.5 7.9-19.2 22 16.9 10.8-25.3 5 5.4 2.0-14.0
$50,000+ 215 26 12.2 8.2-17.9 128 57.6 50.1-64.7 41 21.3 15.6-28.4 19 8.5 5.3-13.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9

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.


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