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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 183 102 54.9 46.5-63.0 37 21.7 15.5-29.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 15 7.7 4.4-13.3 26 14.5 9.6-21.4
GENDER
Male 90 60 62.2 50.2-72.9 13 17.6 10.1-28.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 4 4.7 1.5-13.9 12 14.6 8.0-25.1
Female 93 42 44.1 33.4-55.4 24 27.8 18.6-39.2 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 11 12.1 6.6-21.3 14 14.4 8.4-23.6
RACE
White 127 75 56.1 46.1-65.6 18 14.5 8.8-22.9 0 0.0 . - . 11 8.7 4.5-16.4 23 20.7 13.5-30.3
Other 56 27 52.7 37.8-67.1 19 35.2 22.4-50.6 3 3.4 1.0-10.6 4 5.8 1.9-16.2 3 2.9 0.9- 9.4
AGE
40-44 32 17 57.0 38.4-73.7 6 19.7 8.8-38.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 1 2.6 0.4-16.4 7 18.6 8.4-36.2
45+ 148 83 54.0 44.7-63.0 31 22.8 15.8-31.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 14 9.6 5.3-16.8 18 12.7 7.6-20.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 53 27 49.4 34.3-64.6 16 27.5 16.3-42.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 2 5.1 1.1-20.8 7 16.5 7.4-32.8
Some College + 128 74 58.1 48.2-67.3 21 18.8 12.0-28.3 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 13 9.2 5.1-16.0 18 12.9 8.0-20.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 78 35 45.9 33.3-59.0 27 37.4 25.7-50.7 3 3.1 0.9- 9.9 6 6.5 2.5-15.6 7 7.1 3.1-15.5
$50,000+ 83 50 57.6 45.5-68.9 8 11.7 5.7-22.7 0 0.0 . - . 8 9.5 4.4-19.1 17 21.2 12.9-32.8

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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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