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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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

When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated?
This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light.

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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 10,126 949 8.4 7.7- 9.1 4,574 42.9 41.6-44.1 1,516 14.5 13.6-15.4 2,371 25.3 24.2-26.5 716 9.0 8.2- 9.8
-Buncombe County 252 26 9.3 6.2-13.7 107 40.7 34.1-47.6 35 16.2 11.6-22.2 68 27.5 21.7-34.3 16 6.3 3.7-10.5
GENDER
Male 93 5 5.4 2.1-12.8 43 44.6 33.8-56.0 11 11.1 6.0-19.6 27 31.3 21.7-42.9 7 7.6 3.5-15.8
Female 159 21 12.4 7.9-19.0 64 37.5 29.7-46.0 24 20.3 13.8-29.0 41 24.5 17.9-32.4 9 5.3 2.6-10.3
RACE
White 229 24 9.6 6.3-14.4 96 40.2 33.3-47.5 35 17.9 12.9-24.4 59 26.0 20.0-33.0 15 6.3 3.7-10.6
Other 22 2 6.3 1.4-24.1 10 44.1 23.5-66.9 0 0.0 . - . 9 43.1 22.6-66.3 1 6.5 0.9-34.4
AGE
40-44 22 1 4.1 0.6-24.2 3 12.7 3.8-34.4 5 22.5 9.5-44.5 9 47.4 27.1-68.7 4 13.4 4.6-33.1
45+ 230 25 10.1 6.6-15.0 104 44.9 37.8-52.2 30 15.2 10.6-21.5 59 24.5 18.9-31.2 12 5.3 2.9- 9.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 78 5 6.3 2.5-15.0 37 46.3 33.7-59.4 9 12.9 6.6-23.8 23 29.0 18.5-42.3 4 5.5 1.9-14.7
Some College + 174 21 10.7 6.8-16.4 70 38.1 30.6-46.1 26 17.7 12.0-25.3 45 26.8 20.2-34.8 12 6.7 3.7-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 136 10 5.9 3.0-11.4 52 37.6 28.7-47.5 15 11.4 6.7-18.9 55 42.0 32.7-51.9 4 3.0 1.0- 8.6
$50,000+ 93 10 10.8 5.7-19.4 45 45.1 34.8-55.8 17 21.3 13.4-32.1 11 12.5 6.9-21.9 10 10.4 5.4-18.9

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^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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