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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 3,284 299 8.1 7.1- 9.2 1,487 43.2 41.1-45.4 519 14.7 13.3-16.1 728 24.3 22.3-26.3 251 9.8 8.5-11.3
GENDER
Male 1,173 97 6.7 5.3- 8.3 490 41.3 37.8-44.9 165 12.3 10.4-14.6 303 27.7 24.4-31.2 118 12.0 9.8-14.6
Female 2,111 202 9.2 7.9-10.8 997 44.8 42.3-47.4 354 16.6 14.8-18.6 425 21.4 19.3-23.7 133 8.0 6.5- 9.7
RACE
White 2,387 223 8.5 7.3- 9.9 1,120 45.3 42.9-47.8 402 16.4 14.7-18.2 515 22.9 20.8-25.0 127 7.0 5.7- 8.5
African American 655 60 8.2 6.2-10.9 270 38.4 33.9-43.1 88 11.5 8.9-14.7 152 27.1 22.8-31.9 85 14.9 11.6-18.8
Other Minorities 227 16 4.0 2.3- 7.0 92 38.2 29.8-47.4 25 6.6 4.1-10.5 56 28.6 19.6-39.5 38 22.6 15.9-31.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 76 6 2.9 1.2- 7.1 27 34.1 21.7-49.1 11 11.1 5.2-22.1 17 28.9 15.3-47.9 15 23.0 13.2-37.0
Non-Hispanic 3,193 292 8.3 7.3- 9.4 1,450 43.5 41.4-45.6 507 14.9 13.5-16.4 710 24.1 22.3-26.1 234 9.2 7.9-10.7
AGE
40-44 394 16 3.6 2.1- 6.2 133 33.7 28.1-39.7 62 12.8 9.6-16.9 101 28.9 23.3-35.2 82 21.0 16.6-26.2
45-54 852 58 6.4 4.7- 8.7 336 38.7 34.7-42.8 137 15.4 12.7-18.4 225 27.2 23.6-31.1 96 12.4 9.8-15.5
55-64 849 70 7.4 5.7- 9.5 369 45.2 41.4-49.1 163 17.6 14.9-20.5 203 24.4 21.1-28.0 44 5.4 3.8- 7.7
65-74 703 75 11.4 8.9-14.5 360 49.7 45.4-54.0 112 15.2 12.5-18.4 138 21.1 17.7-25.0 18 2.6 1.5- 4.5
75+ 486 80 17.2 13.7-21.4 289 59.3 54.1-64.3 45 8.8 6.4-12.1 61 12.0 8.9-16.0 11 2.6 1.4- 5.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 462 46 7.3 5.3-10.1 175 33.8 28.2-39.8 59 11.2 8.3-15.1 116 29.9 23.8-36.9 66 17.7 13.4-23.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,064 93 7.8 6.1- 9.8 478 41.0 37.3-44.7 162 15.0 12.6-17.8 241 24.9 21.7-28.5 90 11.3 9.0-14.3
Some Post-H.S. 872 84 9.2 7.1-11.7 404 47.1 43.1-51.1 135 13.3 11.0-15.9 189 22.0 18.9-25.5 60 8.4 6.2-11.3
College Graduate 879 75 7.7 5.9- 9.9 428 47.6 43.5-51.6 162 17.6 14.8-20.8 180 22.4 19.1-26.1 34 4.7 3.2- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 394 23 4.8 2.9- 7.9 150 34.5 28.2-41.4 50 10.5 7.5-14.7 123 33.9 26.8-41.9 48 16.2 11.4-22.5
$15,000- 24,999 481 55 9.2 6.8-12.3 194 35.7 30.6-41.2 68 13.5 10.1-17.7 121 28.4 23.3-34.1 43 13.3 9.5-18.3
$25,000- 34,999 353 37 9.9 6.7-14.3 166 44.3 37.7-51.1 50 11.7 8.5-15.8 67 22.9 17.4-29.7 33 11.2 7.4-16.6
$35,000- 49,999 495 39 7.1 4.9-10.1 226 44.0 38.7-49.4 85 14.5 11.3-18.4 108 25.0 20.5-30.2 37 9.5 6.5-13.6
$50,000-74,999 503 41 7.3 5.2-10.2 223 45.5 40.3-50.8 91 16.9 13.5-20.9 123 24.5 20.2-29.4 25 5.8 3.7- 9.0
$75,000+ 634 49 7.4 5.4-10.1 329 49.6 45.0-54.3 108 15.7 12.7-19.2 115 20.7 17.1-24.9 33 6.6 4.5- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,322 120 8.9 7.2-10.9 609 45.0 41.6-48.4 191 13.0 11.0-15.3 316 25.1 22.2-28.3 86 8.1 6.2-10.3
No 1,909 171 7.5 6.3- 8.9 855 42.2 39.5-45.0 322 15.8 13.9-17.7 403 23.8 21.3-26.5 158 10.7 9.0-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 623 70 9.7 7.4-12.7 283 45.2 40.3-50.2 91 13.5 10.7-16.8 137 23.7 19.6-28.2 42 7.9 5.5-11.3
Non-Veteran 2,660 229 7.6 6.5- 8.8 1,204 42.7 40.4-45.1 428 15.0 13.5-16.7 590 24.3 22.2-26.6 209 10.3 8.8-12.0

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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