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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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

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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 12,213 1,586 12.0 11.3-12.8 6,284 50.2 49.0-51.4 1,917 15.9 15.1-16.8 2,249 19.8 18.9-20.8 177 2.1 1.7- 2.5
-Buncombe County 286 44 14.6 10.8-19.6 136 44.7 38.4-51.3 38 15.5 11.2-21.1 65 23.5 18.3-29.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.0
GENDER
Male 108 13 11.8 6.8-19.8 53 45.7 35.5-56.2 13 13.3 7.6-22.3 27 26.7 18.2-37.3 2 2.6 0.6- 9.7
Female 178 31 17.0 11.8-24.0 83 43.9 36.1-52.1 25 17.3 11.6-25.0 38 20.8 15.0-28.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
RACE
White 260 41 15.1 11.0-20.5 123 44.4 37.7-51.2 37 16.9 12.2-22.9 57 22.4 17.1-28.8 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8
Other 25 3 9.9 3.0-28.0 12 47.6 27.2-68.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.0 8 34.6 16.8-58.1 1 6.0 0.8-32.4
AGE
40-44 24 2 7.2 1.8-25.0 7 26.7 12.5-48.0 3 10.8 3.5-29.1 10 47.1 27.5-67.6 2 8.2 2.0-27.9
45+ 262 42 15.8 11.5-21.2 129 47.6 40.8-54.4 35 16.2 11.5-22.3 55 19.8 15.1-25.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 12 12.6 6.9-21.9 46 46.0 34.3-58.2 11 14.6 7.8-25.6 21 23.2 14.2-35.4 2 3.7 0.9-13.5
Some College + 193 32 15.7 10.9-22.0 89 43.9 36.5-51.5 27 16.0 10.9-22.9 44 23.8 17.7-31.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 21 11.7 7.4-18.2 69 41.6 33.0-50.7 16 11.5 6.8-18.9 50 33.0 25.0-42.0 2 2.2 0.5- 8.4
$50,000+ 99 15 15.1 9.1-23.9 53 49.7 39.3-60.0 18 19.8 12.5-30.0 12 14.2 8.0-24.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4

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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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