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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 625 235 42.3 37.0-47.7 205 33.2 28.2-38.6 36 4.5 3.0- 6.7 48 7.1 4.6-10.7 101 13.0 10.1-16.7
GENDER
Males 206 106 52.8 43.8-61.7 53 28.9 21.2-38.0 8 2.5 1.1- 5.3 11 4.6 1.5-13.1 28 11.3 6.9-17.9
Females 419 129 33.1 27.1-39.7 152 36.9 30.8-43.4 28 6.2 3.8- 9.9 37 9.2 6.2-13.5 73 14.6 11.1-19.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 617 233 42.4 37.0-47.9 205 33.4 28.4-38.8 36 4.5 3.0- 6.7 47 7.1 4.6-10.8 96 12.6 9.7-16.3
AGE
40-44 94 41 47.0 34.3-60.2 30 34.6 23.1-48.2 5 3.7 1.4- 9.7 4 4.1 1.3-12.0 14 10.5 5.7-18.7
45-54 209 67 33.6 25.1-43.3 80 41.1 31.9-51.0 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 16 9.4 4.4-18.9 35 13.4 8.8-19.9
55-64 161 60 41.4 32.0-51.6 54 31.1 22.8-40.7 6 4.2 1.8- 9.7 17 7.7 4.5-13.0 24 15.6 8.8-26.1
65-74 100 34 48.7 36.8-60.8 28 22.7 14.8-33.3 9 6.9 3.0-15.1 10 7.3 3.4-15.0 19 14.3 8.4-23.2
75+ 54 29 61.0 42.9-76.5 12 15.5 7.8-28.3 5 13.6 4.6-34.4 1 3.0 0.4-18.4 7 6.9 2.8-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 44 43.7 31.8-56.4 43 31.9 22.1-43.5 11 7.1 3.5-13.9 9 5.0 2.3-10.4 20 12.4 6.3-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 243 87 39.6 31.2-48.7 84 33.7 25.8-42.7 12 4.3 2.3- 7.8 19 7.9 3.7-16.2 41 14.6 9.7-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 142 54 40.1 30.3-50.8 53 39.2 29.0-50.4 6 4.0 1.3-12.2 7 3.8 1.6- 8.5 22 12.9 8.0-20.3
College Graduate 111 50 51.2 38.9-63.3 24 24.9 15.3-37.7 7 2.8 1.2- 6.7 13 12.0 6.1-22.2 17 9.2 5.1-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 129 26 19.1 12.1-28.8 69 59.5 48.5-69.7 14 10.5 5.8-18.5 4 1.3 0.4- 4.5 16 9.5 5.2-16.7
$15,000- 24,999 137 49 43.1 31.6-55.4 54 38.4 27.9-50.1 7 5.0 2.2-11.0 9 3.7 1.7- 7.9 18 9.8 5.4-17.0
$25,000- 34,999 83 35 48.6 35.7-61.8 26 32.0 20.9-45.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 3 2.7 0.8- 8.7 17 15.8 8.9-26.6
$35,000- 49,999 87 35 45.1 30.6-60.5 22 21.5 12.3-34.7 3 2.2 0.6- 7.4 11 18.7 8.3-36.9 16 12.4 6.7-22.1
$50,000-74,999 56 31 57.8 40.1-73.8 6 18.9 7.8-39.2 3 2.6 0.6-10.0 8 13.6 5.3-30.6 8 7.0 3.1-15.3
$75,000+ 51 29 60.2 42.2-75.8 5 15.4 5.2-37.5 3 1.5 0.4- 4.6 5 5.3 1.8-14.6 9 17.6 7.9-34.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 278 84 32.4 24.9-40.9 110 44.9 36.6-53.5 20 5.9 3.3-10.4 20 4.8 2.8- 8.1 44 12.0 8.0-17.7
No 331 143 49.0 41.7-56.3 91 25.0 19.4-31.7 15 3.5 2.0- 6.1 27 8.9 5.0-15.2 55 13.7 9.7-18.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 82 44 61.1 47.5-73.2 20 24.9 14.8-38.7 2 1.5 0.3- 6.2 4 3.7 1.1-11.5 12 8.9 4.5-16.6
Non-Veteran 543 191 38.3 32.7-44.2 185 34.9 29.4-40.8 34 5.1 3.3- 7.7 44 7.8 4.9-12.1 89 13.9 10.6-18.1

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting an eyecare 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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