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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
40-44 137 9 7.9 3.4-17.2 49 30.3 21.7-40.6 22 16.2 9.9-25.3 33 24.3 16.7-34.1 24 21.3 12.2-34.4
45-54 273 21 7.8 4.7-12.7 118 40.3 32.8-48.2 41 13.1 8.6-19.6 57 24.6 18.3-32.3 36 14.1 9.1-21.3
55-64 209 25 13.3 8.5-20.4 88 43.8 35.8-52.1 38 15.4 10.7-21.7 44 19.9 14.4-26.8 14 7.6 3.9-14.2
65-74 158 14 6.3 3.6-11.0 71 43.5 33.7-53.8 27 18.9 12.5-27.7 40 27.1 18.7-37.5 6 4.1 1.5-10.8
75+ 111 17 13.2 7.9-21.3 60 56.0 43.8-67.6 8 4.9 2.0-11.6 19 18.2 10.6-29.3 7 7.7 2.9-18.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 181 17 7.1 4.2-12.0 79 40.4 31.1-50.4 18 6.4 3.7-10.7 45 28.5 20.4-38.3 22 17.6 9.0-31.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 298 30 9.5 6.3-14.1 117 35.3 28.7-42.6 43 12.6 8.7-17.8 65 23.3 17.7-30.1 43 19.3 13.4-26.9
Some Post-H.S. 214 19 8.9 5.1-15.1 97 44.9 36.3-53.7 35 16.9 11.4-24.3 44 20.4 14.4-28.1 19 8.9 4.8-15.9
College Graduate 194 19 11.9 6.7-20.4 93 46.7 37.7-56.0 40 19.3 12.9-28.0 39 21.2 14.5-30.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 13 6.3 3.4-11.4 62 34.0 25.0-44.3 22 11.2 6.5-18.6 48 33.6 24.8-43.8 20 14.9 7.7-26.9
$15,000- 24,999 201 21 8.4 5.1-13.7 83 38.8 30.3-48.1 33 16.9 11.3-24.6 44 22.3 15.8-30.6 20 13.4 7.9-21.9
$25,000- 34,999 107 14 13.8 7.6-23.9 43 37.6 26.2-50.6 16 15.0 8.3-25.5 18 17.2 9.9-28.2 16 16.4 9.1-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 115 7 5.7 2.4-12.9 48 39.2 27.8-51.9 25 17.9 10.1-29.8 22 20.8 12.9-31.7 13 16.4 6.8-34.6
$50,000-74,999 95 6 6.7 2.7-15.8 48 48.9 36.7-61.2 14 13.0 7.1-22.4 23 25.5 15.5-38.9 4 5.9 1.9-17.0
$75,000+ 80 10 17.0 8.0-32.6 47 55.8 41.6-69.0 11 9.3 4.5-18.3 11 16.6 8.1-31.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 359 32 6.9 4.6-10.1 155 42.7 35.9-49.8 58 15.0 11.0-20.2 84 25.2 19.8-31.6 30 10.2 6.2-16.3
No 506 49 11.1 7.9-15.3 220 39.8 34.4-45.5 75 13.5 10.1-17.9 108 22.2 17.9-27.3 54 13.3 9.1-19.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 37 3 8.9 2.4-27.8 12 30.9 13.7-55.9 9 18.4 8.3-35.7 8 33.9 16.3-57.5 5 7.9 2.8-20.3
Non-Veteran 851 83 9.5 7.3-12.4 374 41.8 37.5-46.2 127 13.8 11.0-17.0 185 22.5 19.1-26.3 82 12.5 9.2-16.6

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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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