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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 81 41 49.2 36.5-62.1 19 21.1 12.4-33.5 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 8 13.0 5.7-26.9 11 14.8 7.5-27.1
GENDER
Male 29 14 48.9 29.7-68.4 7 21.7 9.3-43.0 2 3.8 0.8-15.1 3 12.7 3.6-36.4 3 12.9 3.7-36.5
Female 52 27 49.6 34.3-65.0 12 20.4 10.9-34.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 13.3 4.5-33.2 8 16.7 8.1-31.4
RACE
White 43 23 59.8 43.1-74.5 9 15.3 7.3-29.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 3 7.3 2.1-22.7 7 16.1 7.4-31.4
Other 37 17 41.3 24.9-59.9 10 25.4 12.6-44.6 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 5 17.1 6.3-39.1 4 13.9 4.7-34.8
AGE
40-44 11 5 48.8 21.0-77.4 4 30.1 9.6-63.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 21.1 4.9-58.3 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 69 35 49.1 35.3-63.0 15 18.7 10.3-31.5 2 2.5 0.6-10.3 6 10.7 3.8-26.5 11 19.0 9.8-33.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 26 10 40.1 20.7-63.1 8 31.7 14.6-55.7 2 5.7 1.3-22.2 2 10.6 1.9-42.8 4 11.9 4.3-29.1
Some College + 55 31 53.9 38.0-69.1 11 15.7 7.5-29.8 0 0.0 . - . 6 14.2 5.5-31.8 7 16.2 6.9-33.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 38 14 38.5 22.0-58.2 15 37.8 21.3-57.6 2 4.7 1.1-18.5 3 10.3 2.3-36.1 4 8.6 3.0-22.3
$50,000+ 35 21 56.1 37.0-73.6 3 10.4 2.9-31.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 18.2 6.8-40.6 6 15.2 6.5-31.4

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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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