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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 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
AGE
40-44 27 17 59.5 37.4-78.3 7 34.0 16.4-57.4 1 2.7 0.4-17.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.8 0.9-14.6
45-54 73 31 41.7 27.4-57.6 24 37.5 23.5-53.9 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 3 7.4 1.4-31.0 13 12.3 6.0-23.5
55-64 62 30 49.3 34.3-64.4 15 24.4 13.8-39.5 3 4.8 1.5-14.5 5 3.7 1.3- 9.8 9 17.8 7.5-36.7
65-74 28 17 73.5 54.4-86.6 4 11.3 3.9-28.8 2 2.8 0.6-11.7 3 6.9 1.8-23.1 2 5.4 1.1-23.1
75+ 15 11 88.9 69.4-96.6 3 8.7 2.4-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.4 0.3-16.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 19 53.9 33.5-73.2 8 24.0 10.0-47.4 3 3.8 1.0-13.0 2 3.8 0.8-16.8 4 14.4 3.7-42.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 94 45 48.6 35.2-62.2 28 31.7 20.3-45.7 4 3.0 1.1- 8.4 5 6.0 1.2-24.9 12 10.7 4.9-21.6
Some Post-H.S. 43 25 59.0 40.3-75.4 8 25.4 11.5-47.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 8 11.7 5.2-24.4
College Graduate 31 17 60.3 39.5-78.0 8 28.4 13.7-49.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.2 1.1-14.4 3 7.1 2.0-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 11 28.8 14.4-49.2 15 62.8 42.3-79.5 3 4.6 1.2-15.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.9 1.1-12.6
$15,000- 24,999 40 18 58.9 38.3-76.8 12 26.3 12.6-46.8 4 8.9 3.0-23.3 3 3.4 0.9-12.3 3 2.5 0.7- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 31 18 64.3 44.1-80.5 9 28.1 13.9-48.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.6 2.4-21.3
$35,000- 49,999 34 17 47.4 26.5-69.3 7 19.6 8.3-39.5 1 1.8 0.2-12.4 3 18.0 3.7-55.5 6 13.2 4.8-31.2
$50,000-74,999 20 13 71.1 41.1-89.7 3 23.8 7.0-56.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.6 0.6-11.6 2 2.4 0.5-10.3
$75,000+ 25 17 63.4 38.5-82.7 2 12.4 2.4-44.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-11.6 5 22.5 8.3-48.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 89 41 44.8 30.9-59.5 27 39.1 25.5-54.6 6 4.1 1.6-10.0 5 1.9 0.7- 5.5 10 10.1 4.2-22.4
No 108 59 57.3 45.3-68.5 24 22.1 14.2-32.8 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 6 6.9 1.9-22.5 17 12.2 6.5-21.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 40 67.8 52.8-79.8 12 19.7 9.9-35.3 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 11 10.1 5.0-19.3
Non-Veteran 139 66 46.0 35.4-56.9 41 33.1 23.3-44.5 6 2.8 1.1- 6.8 9 6.4 2.0-18.4 17 11.8 6.3-21.1

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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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