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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
40-44 67 24 39.3 24.2-56.8 23 35.0 21.2-51.9 4 4.4 1.4-12.9 4 6.6 2.1-18.9 12 14.7 7.5-26.9
45-54 136 36 25.4 17.2-35.7 56 44.8 34.2-55.8 9 3.9 1.9- 7.8 13 11.4 5.9-20.8 22 14.6 8.9-23.0
55-64 99 30 32.0 21.9-44.1 39 39.1 28.2-51.2 3 3.5 1.0-11.7 12 12.6 6.7-22.3 15 12.9 7.4-21.4
65-74 72 17 31.1 18.1-47.8 24 30.8 19.5-45.1 7 9.9 3.8-23.1 7 7.6 3.1-17.8 17 20.6 11.9-33.3
75+ 39 18 43.1 25.0-63.2 9 19.8 9.2-37.6 5 22.4 7.9-49.0 1 4.9 0.7-27.5 6 9.9 3.7-23.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 25 37.5 22.6-55.3 35 36.6 24.5-50.8 8 9.1 4.0-19.4 7 5.7 2.4-12.9 16 11.1 6.2-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 149 42 27.8 19.8-37.5 56 36.4 27.2-46.7 8 5.8 2.8-11.9 14 10.3 5.5-18.7 29 19.6 13.0-28.6
Some Post-H.S. 99 29 28.4 18.4-41.1 45 47.7 34.8-60.9 5 5.4 1.4-18.6 6 4.9 1.9-12.0 14 13.7 7.4-23.7
College Graduate 80 33 44.8 30.8-59.7 16 22.4 11.4-39.5 7 4.8 1.9-11.3 10 17.3 8.2-32.8 14 10.6 5.5-19.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 15 13.4 7.1-23.8 54 57.6 45.2-69.2 11 14.1 7.3-25.4 4 2.1 0.6- 7.1 13 12.9 6.7-23.3
$15,000- 24,999 97 31 32.5 21.7-45.6 42 46.5 33.8-59.7 3 2.5 0.8- 7.7 6 3.8 1.5- 9.8 15 14.7 7.9-25.7
$25,000- 34,999 52 17 34.0 20.2-51.2 17 35.6 20.8-53.7 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 3 5.1 1.5-16.1 13 23.5 12.2-40.4
$35,000- 49,999 53 18 43.0 24.0-64.4 15 23.2 11.0-42.6 2 2.6 0.5-11.5 8 19.4 9.0-37.0 10 11.8 5.5-23.6
$50,000-74,999 36 18 44.4 25.7-64.8 3 13.9 3.8-40.0 3 5.2 1.3-19.0 6 24.7 9.5-50.6 6 11.7 4.6-26.7
$75,000+ 26 12 55.6 30.7-77.9 3 19.7 4.5-56.0 3 3.6 1.1-11.6 4 10.7 3.0-31.3 4 10.5 3.2-29.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 43 22.0 15.3-30.6 83 49.7 40.5-59.0 14 7.4 3.5-14.8 15 7.3 4.0-12.9 34 13.6 9.2-19.5
No 223 84 41.8 33.0-51.2 67 27.5 20.1-36.3 13 5.2 2.8- 9.6 21 10.5 6.2-17.4 38 14.9 10.1-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 4 26.3 7.3-61.6 8 52.0 23.5-79.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 19.2 4.8-53.0 1 2.5 0.3-16.6
Non-Veteran 404 125 33.5 27.3-40.3 144 36.1 29.9-42.7 28 6.5 4.0-10.4 35 8.6 5.7-12.9 72 15.3 11.6-19.8

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting 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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