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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 444 46 9.8 7.0-13.4 197 40.3 35.1-45.7 70 15.5 12.1-19.6 102 25.0 20.5-30.2 29 9.5 6.4-13.7
GENDER
Male 181 18 9.3 5.5-15.2 71 36.9 29.2-45.2 25 13.2 8.7-19.6 53 29.3 22.3-37.5 14 11.3 6.6-18.7
Female 263 28 10.3 6.9-15.0 126 44.0 37.6-50.7 45 18.0 13.4-23.8 49 20.3 15.2-26.4 15 7.4 4.4-12.2
RACE
White 340 36 9.1 6.4-13.0 153 40.1 34.5-46.0 54 16.6 12.6-21.5 79 27.3 21.9-33.4 18 6.9 4.2-11.2
Other 104 10 11.2 5.8-20.4 44 40.6 30.0-52.2 16 12.9 7.3-21.9 23 19.9 12.5-30.1 11 15.4 8.5-26.3
AGE
40-44 61 2 3.4 0.7-15.3 20 33.5 21.6-47.9 13 17.9 10.2-29.8 17 27.9 17.2-41.8 9 17.3 8.9-30.9
45+ 383 44 11.6 8.4-15.8 177 42.2 36.7-47.9 57 14.8 11.2-19.2 85 24.2 19.5-29.7 20 7.3 4.5-11.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 14 10.9 6.2-18.5 42 29.1 20.2-39.8 16 15.3 8.9-25.2 28 28.5 19.4-39.8 11 16.2 8.6-28.3
Some College + 333 32 9.3 6.3-13.7 155 44.3 38.3-50.5 54 15.5 11.7-20.2 74 23.8 18.8-29.6 18 7.1 4.4-11.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 170 21 11.7 7.4-18.2 62 31.8 24.0-40.8 34 21.0 14.6-29.3 40 22.0 15.7-29.9 13 13.4 7.5-22.8
$50,000+ 210 17 8.9 5.3-14.6 99 43.3 36.0-50.9 29 12.5 8.5-18.0 52 27.6 21.1-35.2 13 7.6 4.2-13.3

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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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