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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 1,442 656 46.2 43.0-49.5 395 28.5 25.6-31.6 65 4.3 3.2- 5.7 111 7.6 5.8- 9.8 215 13.4 11.5-15.7
GENDER
Male 572 323 53.8 48.5-58.9 112 23.1 18.8-27.9 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 49 9.0 6.0-13.5 70 10.7 8.2-14.0
Female 870 333 39.2 35.3-43.3 283 33.5 29.7-37.6 47 5.1 3.6- 7.1 62 6.2 4.7- 8.3 145 15.9 13.2-19.1
RACE
White 1,008 521 51.8 48.0-55.6 238 25.6 22.3-29.1 38 3.5 2.4- 5.2 72 6.5 5.1- 8.4 139 12.5 10.4-15.1
African American 317 101 35.9 29.5-42.9 104 33.2 26.9-40.1 23 6.9 4.3-11.0 26 7.5 4.8-11.6 63 16.4 12.2-21.8
Other Minorities 108 32 30.3 19.5-43.8 49 39.7 26.9-54.0 4 3.5 1.0-11.6 13 16.2 5.7-38.3 10 10.3 4.9-20.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 18 33.2 18.9-51.6 19 36.2 20.5-55.5 2 3.8 0.7-17.2 2 15.3 3.0-51.2 7 11.6 4.7-25.8
Non-Hispanic 1,389 638 47.1 43.9-50.4 374 28.0 25.1-31.1 63 4.3 3.2- 5.8 108 7.0 5.7- 8.7 206 13.5 11.5-15.8
AGE
40-44 204 101 51.4 42.9-59.9 58 24.9 18.5-32.7 9 4.6 2.2- 9.2 12 8.2 3.2-19.4 24 10.9 6.9-16.8
45-54 416 145 38.3 32.7-44.3 157 39.4 33.6-45.4 20 3.1 1.8- 5.1 32 6.1 4.1- 9.0 62 13.2 9.9-17.4
55-64 419 184 44.1 38.6-49.8 122 27.8 23.0-33.2 11 3.7 1.8- 7.4 35 8.8 6.1-12.5 67 15.5 12.0-19.9
65-74 271 150 55.8 48.8-62.5 41 14.1 9.9-19.8 17 7.1 4.1-12.2 23 8.7 5.5-13.5 40 14.3 10.1-19.8
75+ 122 72 63.9 53.7-73.0 12 8.3 4.4-15.1 8 7.4 3.5-14.8 9 7.4 3.6-14.6 21 13.0 8.0-20.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 93 33.8 26.7-41.7 99 38.9 31.0-47.3 16 5.8 3.3-10.3 22 10.7 5.2-20.7 37 10.8 7.2-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 479 214 45.2 39.7-50.8 145 31.5 26.4-37.1 18 4.4 2.6- 7.2 35 5.8 3.9- 8.5 67 13.2 9.9-17.2
Some Post-H.S. 360 176 50.3 44.2-56.4 98 26.9 21.8-32.7 13 3.9 2.0- 7.5 25 5.9 3.8- 8.9 48 13.0 9.4-17.6
College Graduate 332 171 55.1 48.6-61.4 52 15.9 11.7-21.2 18 3.2 1.9- 5.2 29 9.4 6.3-13.8 62 16.4 12.3-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 65 22.3 16.3-29.8 120 53.7 43.9-63.2 15 5.8 3.2-10.6 10 8.0 2.3-24.7 29 10.1 6.3-15.8
$15,000- 24,999 244 91 37.9 30.6-45.8 97 41.6 33.9-49.6 10 6.1 3.1-12.0 21 6.3 3.8-10.2 25 8.1 4.9-13.4
$25,000- 34,999 152 68 46.6 36.5-57.1 41 29.7 20.9-40.2 6 3.8 1.5- 9.5 6 4.1 1.6-10.1 31 15.8 10.6-22.9
$35,000- 49,999 205 102 51.3 42.9-59.6 48 25.7 19.0-33.9 9 2.4 1.2- 4.7 19 8.8 5.3-14.1 27 11.9 7.5-18.2
$50,000-74,999 221 126 57.7 49.8-65.1 30 13.9 9.4-20.1 8 4.8 2.3- 9.9 24 9.2 5.9-13.9 33 14.5 9.8-20.9
$75,000+ 204 119 59.6 51.6-67.1 15 10.5 6.0-17.7 9 2.3 1.1- 4.5 18 8.4 5.1-13.6 43 19.3 13.9-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 624 229 36.1 31.4-41.0 224 38.5 33.6-43.6 36 6.3 4.2- 9.3 43 6.0 4.2- 8.4 92 13.1 10.2-16.7
No 796 414 52.7 48.3-57.1 165 21.6 18.1-25.5 27 2.8 1.8- 4.3 67 8.8 6.2-12.4 123 14.1 11.6-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 249 158 62.7 55.2-69.6 35 14.9 10.3-21.1 11 5.0 2.5- 9.8 17 6.9 4.1-11.5 28 10.5 6.8-15.8
Non-Veteran 1,192 498 42.7 39.2-46.3 360 31.5 28.1-35.0 54 4.1 3.0- 5.7 94 7.7 5.7-10.4 186 13.9 11.8-16.4

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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.

**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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