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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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

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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
-Eastern NC 4,061 529 12.4 11.2-13.7 2,114 50.2 48.2-52.1 670 16.5 15.2-18.0 695 18.9 17.4-20.6 53 1.9 1.4- 2.6
GENDER
Male 1,477 189 12.0 10.2-14.1 721 48.4 45.2-51.6 229 15.0 12.9-17.3 305 22.0 19.4-25.0 33 2.5 1.7- 3.8
Female 2,584 340 12.8 11.3-14.4 1,393 51.7 49.4-54.0 441 17.9 16.1-19.8 390 16.3 14.6-18.2 20 1.4 0.8- 2.3
RACE
White 2,824 357 11.3 10.1-12.7 1,483 51.2 48.9-53.5 494 17.8 16.1-19.6 463 18.2 16.4-20.1 27 1.4 0.9- 2.2
African American 935 137 15.7 12.9-18.8 484 49.4 45.4-53.4 137 14.8 12.1-17.9 166 18.9 16.0-22.3 11 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Other Minorities 282 35 12.4 8.1-18.6 136 43.2 35.4-51.3 36 11.3 7.3-17.1 60 25.0 17.4-34.6 15 8.1 4.4-14.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 10 5.1 2.5-10.3 40 38.7 27.0-52.0 16 14.1 7.8-24.2 21 30.4 17.9-46.6 10 11.6 5.6-22.5
Non-Hispanic 3,945 517 12.7 11.5-14.1 2,062 50.6 48.6-52.5 652 16.7 15.3-18.2 671 18.5 17.0-20.1 43 1.5 1.1- 2.1
AGE
40-44 425 41 9.4 6.6-13.1 187 43.8 38.1-49.7 86 18.5 14.7-23.1 94 23.3 18.4-29.1 17 5.0 2.9- 8.3
45-54 992 107 10.5 8.4-13.0 474 46.3 42.5-50.1 165 17.3 14.5-20.4 223 23.7 20.6-27.2 23 2.3 1.4- 3.8
55-64 1,068 114 10.6 8.6-13.0 535 50.9 47.4-54.4 218 18.8 16.3-21.6 191 18.4 15.7-21.3 10 1.3 0.6- 2.6
65-74 925 130 15.5 12.8-18.8 525 54.5 50.7-58.3 139 14.7 12.3-17.5 129 15.0 12.4-18.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
75+ 651 137 20.8 17.5-24.6 393 61.2 56.8-65.5 62 10.0 7.4-13.3 58 7.7 5.8-10.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 678 96 12.3 9.7-15.6 314 41.2 36.3-46.2 104 15.3 12.2-19.1 143 26.9 21.9-32.4 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,304 156 11.5 9.6-13.8 680 49.3 45.9-52.7 209 17.8 15.2-20.8 240 19.0 16.5-21.9 19 2.3 1.3- 3.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,057 146 12.9 10.6-15.5 554 53.0 49.4-56.7 172 15.3 12.9-18.0 178 18.1 15.4-21.1 7 0.7 0.3- 2.0
College Graduate 1,012 129 13.2 10.8-16.0 562 54.8 51.0-58.5 185 17.2 14.6-20.1 131 14.1 11.6-17.0 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 551 59 10.3 7.6-13.9 256 43.1 37.4-48.9 85 13.9 10.7-17.9 138 29.0 23.1-35.6 13 3.7 1.9- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 647 90 11.0 8.7-13.8 318 45.1 40.2-50.0 98 16.8 13.3-21.0 131 25.3 21.0-30.2 10 1.8 0.8- 3.9
$25,000- 34,999 450 61 13.6 10.1-18.1 239 51.0 45.0-56.8 73 17.2 12.8-22.5 67 15.3 11.6-20.0 10 3.0 1.4- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 584 84 13.4 10.4-17.0 297 49.4 44.4-54.4 98 16.2 12.9-20.3 99 19.0 15.3-23.3 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9
$50,000-74,999 566 61 11.3 8.5-14.9 287 51.6 46.6-56.5 106 17.1 13.8-20.9 108 19.3 15.6-23.6 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
$75,000+ 702 83 12.4 9.7-15.8 421 58.3 53.9-62.6 119 16.1 13.2-19.5 75 12.3 9.7-15.5 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,809 247 13.5 11.7-15.5 937 51.1 48.1-54.0 289 15.5 13.5-17.8 318 18.5 16.3-21.0 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4
No 2,186 272 11.7 10.2-13.4 1,142 49.6 47.0-52.2 369 16.9 15.1-18.9 369 19.4 17.3-21.8 34 2.3 1.6- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 781 119 14.3 11.5-17.5 415 54.5 50.2-58.9 121 15.1 12.3-18.4 124 15.6 12.8-18.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.1
Non-Veteran 3,278 409 11.8 10.6-13.2 1,699 49.1 46.9-51.2 549 17.0 15.4-18.6 570 19.8 18.0-21.8 51 2.3 1.7- 3.2

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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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