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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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
-Forsyth County 269 25 8.5 5.4-13.0 119 44.6 37.7-51.7 42 14.7 10.3-20.5 65 25.5 19.8-32.3 18 6.7 3.9-11.2
GENDER
Male 105 11 9.5 4.9-17.8 46 47.1 36.2-58.4 12 11.3 5.6-21.5 31 28.3 19.4-39.2 5 3.7 1.4- 9.4
Female 164 14 7.4 4.2-12.7 73 42.0 34.0-50.5 30 18.1 12.3-25.8 34 22.8 16.2-31.1 13 9.7 5.2-17.6
RACE
White 212 21 9.6 5.9-15.3 95 46.8 39.2-54.5 35 14.4 10.0-20.2 48 23.4 17.6-30.4 13 5.9 3.3-10.3
Other 57 4 5.7 2.0-15.4 24 39.1 25.3-54.9 7 15.4 6.5-32.3 17 30.9 18.3-47.1 5 8.9 3.1-22.7
AGE
40-44 34 2 6.5 1.6-22.7 15 45.3 28.7-63.1 2 4.6 1.1-17.3 10 27.4 14.6-45.5 5 16.2 6.2-36.2
45+ 235 23 8.9 5.6-14.0 104 44.4 36.9-52.2 40 16.8 11.7-23.7 55 25.1 19.0-32.5 13 4.7 2.6- 8.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 87 8 6.2 2.7-13.3 35 42.3 30.6-54.9 17 21.4 12.3-34.7 20 24.0 15.1-35.9 7 6.1 2.7-13.1
Some College + 182 17 9.5 5.6-15.7 84 45.6 37.2-54.3 25 11.6 7.3-17.9 45 26.3 19.3-34.7 11 7.0 3.5-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 106 10 8.6 4.1-17.0 48 46.2 35.6-57.1 18 14.9 9.0-23.8 21 19.9 12.5-30.0 9 10.4 4.7-21.4
$50,000+ 129 13 9.9 5.5-17.4 53 42.0 32.4-52.2 19 15.3 9.0-24.8 36 27.3 19.5-36.8 8 5.5 2.6-11.3

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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.

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