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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,284 121 9.5 7.5-11.9 532 38.2 34.7-41.8 177 12.9 10.5-15.7 307 26.1 22.9-29.6 147 13.3 10.8-16.2
GENDER
Males 396 35 9.5 6.3-14.0 146 34.5 28.9-40.6 41 11.6 7.8-16.8 114 29.8 24.2-36.2 60 14.6 10.9-19.3
Females 888 86 9.5 7.3-12.3 386 41.2 37.0-45.5 136 14.0 11.3-17.2 193 23.1 19.6-26.9 87 12.2 9.1-16.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 2 5.3 1.1-22.8 6 66.9 33.0-89.2 2 15.9 2.9-54.0 1 1.6 0.2-11.5 1 10.3 1.4-48.8
Non-Hispanic 1,263 119 9.6 7.6-12.0 521 37.7 34.2-41.4 174 12.9 10.5-15.7 305 26.5 23.2-30.0 144 13.3 10.8-16.3
AGE
40-44 197 14 9.8 5.3-17.4 68 32.9 25.2-41.6 25 11.4 7.0-17.9 49 23.3 17.1-31.0 41 22.7 15.7-31.6
45-54 410 28 7.1 4.4-11.3 169 36.1 30.1-42.5 56 13.0 8.9-18.7 97 28.5 22.4-35.5 60 15.3 11.1-20.7
55-64 313 39 12.3 8.5-17.4 123 40.2 33.3-47.5 54 16.2 11.4-22.4 73 23.7 18.2-30.2 24 7.7 4.8-12.1
65-74 215 17 6.3 3.5-11.1 96 41.5 33.4-50.0 30 13.7 9.1-20.0 62 34.5 26.7-43.3 10 4.0 1.9- 8.4
75+ 149 23 14.8 8.8-23.9 76 49.3 38.5-60.0 12 7.5 3.1-16.9 26 20.0 12.0-31.2 12 8.5 4.3-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 247 20 6.3 3.7-10.6 107 41.1 33.0-49.6 22 6.5 3.7-11.2 62 28.9 21.6-37.6 36 17.2 10.7-26.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 459 42 8.9 5.9-13.2 169 30.6 25.5-36.2 64 14.7 10.4-20.5 116 27.9 22.5-34.0 68 17.9 13.5-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 306 27 9.4 5.8-14.8 133 42.0 34.7-49.7 43 12.0 8.2-17.1 66 23.8 17.5-31.6 37 12.9 8.7-18.7
College Graduate 271 31 13.0 8.4-19.5 123 44.6 36.9-52.5 48 15.7 10.8-22.2 63 23.7 17.7-30.9 6 3.1 1.0- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 16 6.1 3.3-10.9 77 33.5 25.0-43.3 27 10.3 6.3-16.5 68 35.0 26.8-44.1 30 15.1 9.2-23.9
$15,000- 24,999 266 26 7.5 4.7-11.7 106 36.6 29.5-44.3 37 12.9 8.7-18.7 64 27.5 20.8-35.5 33 15.5 10.4-22.3
$25,000- 34,999 160 17 11.1 6.1-19.5 64 38.4 29.1-48.7 21 11.8 7.0-19.3 33 22.1 15.1-31.2 25 16.5 10.5-25.0
$35,000- 49,999 189 15 11.3 6.1-19.9 73 34.8 26.6-44.1 34 13.7 8.5-21.2 42 22.9 15.7-32.1 25 17.3 10.3-27.7
$50,000-74,999 144 9 4.5 2.1- 9.3 70 46.2 35.1-57.7 21 12.5 7.3-20.6 37 30.8 20.1-43.9 7 6.1 2.5-14.0
$75,000+ 143 19 15.7 9.3-25.3 70 41.7 32.5-51.6 19 14.1 8.0-23.8 24 17.9 11.5-26.9 11 10.5 5.5-19.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 512 48 8.6 5.9-12.4 208 39.1 33.4-45.2 69 13.2 9.2-18.5 130 26.2 21.3-31.7 57 12.9 9.3-17.7
No 740 68 10.1 7.5-13.5 308 37.1 32.7-41.8 105 13.0 10.2-16.5 173 26.4 22.1-31.2 86 13.4 10.2-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 189 20 12.0 7.0-19.8 67 31.4 23.5-40.5 33 17.4 11.4-25.6 45 26.5 19.3-35.3 24 12.7 7.7-20.4
Non-Veteran 1,095 101 8.9 6.9-11.4 465 39.8 36.0-43.8 144 11.8 9.4-14.8 262 26.0 22.5-29.9 123 13.4 10.7-16.7

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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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