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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 106 62 57.2 46.4-67.3 28 24.8 16.8-35.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 2 3.1 0.7-11.7 13 13.7 7.8-23.0
GENDER
Male 41 28 64.6 47.0-79.0 9 24.4 12.4-42.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.0 0.6-23.2 3 7.1 2.2-20.6
Female 65 34 50.8 37.5-63.9 19 25.2 15.8-37.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.4 1 2.3 0.3-14.4 10 19.5 10.4-33.6
RACE
White 96 56 55.8 44.6-66.5 25 25.7 17.1-36.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.0 2 3.4 0.8-12.8 12 13.7 7.6-23.4
Other 10 6 69.7 35.2-90.7 3 16.3 4.3-45.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.0 1.9-57.4
AGE
40-44 14 8 59.2 32.1-81.6 3 22.5 6.7-54.0 1 6.1 0.8-33.4 1 6.1 0.8-33.4 1 6.1 0.8-33.4
45+ 92 54 56.7 45.2-67.6 25 25.4 16.9-36.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-14.5 12 15.6 8.7-26.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 34 18 49.0 30.6-67.7 12 38.3 21.4-58.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.8 0.8-31.3 3 6.9 2.1-20.6
Some College + 72 44 61.0 48.2-72.5 16 18.5 11.1-29.4 1 1.8 0.3-11.6 1 1.8 0.3-11.6 10 16.9 9.1-29.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 68 37 53.4 39.9-66.4 25 36.2 24.4-50.0 1 2.0 0.3-12.7 2 4.9 1.2-18.0 3 3.5 0.9-12.3
$50,000+ 30 21 68.8 49.2-83.4 1 2.8 0.4-17.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 28.4 14.5-48.2

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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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