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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

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%)
North Carolina 4,414 2,190 49.7 47.7-51.6 1,106 25.9 24.1-27.7 153 3.3 2.7- 4.0 322 7.2 6.2- 8.3 643 14.0 12.8-15.4
-Alamance County 97 54 55.7 44.0-66.8 22 24.1 15.3-35.9 3 4.2 1.1-14.5 6 6.8 2.9-15.4 12 9.2 5.0-16.2
GENDER
Male 32 18 51.9 33.3-70.1 6 28.7 13.3-51.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.4 2.6-24.4 5 10.9 4.3-25.0
Female 65 36 57.9 43.3-71.3 16 21.4 12.2-34.7 3 6.7 1.8-22.0 3 5.9 1.7-18.8 7 8.1 3.6-17.3
RACE
White 82 48 59.0 46.1-70.8 16 20.0 11.4-32.6 1 2.7 0.4-16.8 6 8.3 3.5-18.5 11 10.0 5.3-18.1
Other 15 6 40.1 17.2-68.3 6 43.5 19.1-71.6 2 11.0 1.8-45.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.3 0.7-30.4
AGE
40-44 13 6 57.3 29.8-80.9 5 27.6 10.3-55.9 1 11.0 1.6-48.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.1 0.6-25.1
45+ 84 48 55.3 42.6-67.3 17 23.2 13.7-36.6 2 2.4 0.4-13.1 6 8.6 3.6-19.1 11 10.5 5.5-18.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 44 23 50.0 33.7-66.4 10 24.7 12.5-43.0 1 3.8 0.5-22.4 5 11.5 4.4-27.0 5 10.0 4.0-22.9
Some College + 53 31 60.6 44.3-74.8 12 23.6 12.4-40.2 2 4.5 0.7-23.0 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 7 8.4 3.8-17.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 26 43.5 28.9-59.4 17 36.5 22.2-53.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 11.1 4.0-27.2 6 8.9 3.8-19.4
$50,000+ 30 20 71.8 51.3-86.1 1 5.2 0.7-29.0 3 11.0 2.9-33.4 1 1.8 0.2-11.7 5 10.2 3.8-24.7

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This question was asked of those who have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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