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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 107 69 64.1 52.3-74.4 17 17.1 9.7-28.4 2 1.9 0.5- 7.7 6 4.7 2.0-10.6 13 12.2 6.2-22.8
GENDER
Male 45 34 72.1 51.8-86.1 6 14.7 5.1-35.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 4 12.0 3.7-32.9
Female 62 35 56.0 41.5-69.5 11 19.5 10.4-33.6 2 3.9 0.9-14.8 5 8.2 3.2-19.2 9 12.5 6.0-24.0
RACE
White 80 57 73.6 62.0-82.6 8 8.6 4.2-16.8 2 3.0 0.7-11.7 4 4.9 1.7-13.1 9 9.9 4.8-19.5
Other 27 12 47.3 26.4-69.1 9 32.1 14.9-56.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.3 1.0-17.4 4 16.3 4.9-42.4
AGE
40-44 15 11 73.1 44.7-90.2 2 14.3 3.3-44.8 1 6.2 0.8-33.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.4 0.9-34.4
45+ 91 57 61.1 48.0-72.8 15 18.1 9.7-31.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4 6 5.9 2.5-13.3 12 13.9 6.8-26.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 41 24 59.0 40.0-75.6 8 14.3 6.6-28.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.4 1.7-16.3 6 21.3 8.4-44.3
Some College + 66 45 66.9 51.8-79.2 9 18.7 8.9-35.2 2 3.0 0.7-11.8 3 4.2 1.3-13.4 7 7.1 3.1-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 47 22 48.6 32.3-65.3 13 28.1 15.9-44.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.6 1.4-13.7 9 18.7 9.2-34.3
$50,000+ 48 37 73.8 56.1-86.2 2 5.0 1.1-19.9 2 3.7 0.9-14.4 3 6.0 1.9-17.5 4 11.4 3.4-31.8

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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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