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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,756 318 7.7 6.7- 8.9 1,578 40.6 38.6-42.7 521 13.1 11.8-14.6 1,005 28.3 26.4-30.3 334 10.2 9.0-11.6
Female 6,370 631 9.0 8.1- 9.9 2,996 44.8 43.2-46.3 995 15.6 14.5-16.8 1,366 22.8 21.5-24.2 382 7.9 6.9- 9.0
RACE
White 8,371 791 8.2 7.5- 9.0 3,869 44.7 43.3-46.1 1,289 15.2 14.2-16.2 1,942 25.0 23.7-26.2 480 6.9 6.2- 7.7
African American 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
Asian 50 8 14.2 6.4-28.5 18 24.0 13.4-39.1 5 11.5 3.2-33.8 10 23.9 12.0-42.0 9 26.5 13.3-45.8
Native American 171 17 12.0 6.1-22.4 65 41.2 30.6-52.7 19 8.7 4.5-16.2 45 24.2 16.3-34.4 25 13.8 8.8-21.2
Other Minorities 218 11 4.7 2.2- 9.7 75 28.5 21.3-37.0 19 7.6 3.9-14.3 59 30.0 22.0-39.4 54 29.2 21.4-38.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 209 19 6.0 3.5-10.2 62 25.6 18.5-34.2 24 10.5 5.9-18.0 54 29.3 21.0-39.1 50 28.6 20.6-38.3
-English Speaking 114 17 13.0 7.5-21.6 44 40.2 29.5-51.9 18 15.5 8.7-26.3 29 27.2 18.2-38.5 6 4.1 1.6-10.1
-Spanish Speaking 95 2 1.9 0.4- 8.3 18 16.8 9.0-29.1 6 7.5 2.6-19.8 25 30.5 19.1-44.9 44 43.3 30.7-56.8
Non-Hispanic 9,889 928 8.5 7.8- 9.2 4,495 43.4 42.1-44.7 1,489 14.6 13.7-15.5 2,314 25.2 24.1-26.4 663 8.3 7.6- 9.1
AGE
40-44 1,148 57 5.5 4.0- 7.5 396 34.0 30.7-37.5 165 12.9 10.8-15.3 321 29.7 26.5-33.2 209 17.8 15.3-20.7
45-54 2,622 188 7.2 6.0- 8.7 980 36.7 34.3-39.1 424 15.4 13.8-17.3 748 28.8 26.5-31.2 282 11.9 10.3-13.7
55-64 2,700 229 7.8 6.7- 9.1 1,168 44.6 42.2-47.0 489 17.3 15.5-19.1 674 25.2 23.1-27.3 140 5.2 4.2- 6.4
65-74 2,102 218 10.0 8.6-11.7 1,134 53.9 51.3-56.5 287 12.9 11.3-14.7 416 20.8 18.7-23.1 47 2.4 1.7- 3.4
75+ 1,554 257 15.9 13.8-18.2 896 57.7 54.6-60.9 151 10.1 8.4-12.2 212 13.9 11.7-16.5 38 2.3 1.5- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,304 119 6.5 5.2- 8.0 532 35.6 32.2-39.2 159 11.7 9.5-14.3 343 30.2 26.7-34.1 151 16.0 12.9-19.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,006 258 8.1 6.8- 9.5 1,298 38.8 36.6-41.2 435 14.5 12.8-16.4 742 26.9 24.7-29.1 273 11.7 10.2-13.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,634 248 8.2 7.0- 9.5 1,208 45.4 42.9-48.0 407 14.2 12.6-15.9 605 24.5 22.3-26.8 166 7.7 6.3- 9.3
College Graduate 3,169 322 9.5 8.3-10.9 1,532 47.0 44.7-49.2 514 15.6 14.1-17.3 678 22.9 21.0-24.9 123 5.0 4.0- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,049 77 5.6 4.2- 7.5 401 33.9 30.1-38.0 133 12.5 10.0-15.5 336 34.8 30.6-39.2 102 13.1 10.3-16.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,533 149 7.9 6.5- 9.6 638 36.9 33.7-40.1 207 13.8 11.6-16.4 404 28.9 25.7-32.2 135 12.5 10.0-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,047 105 9.8 7.7-12.5 459 41.2 37.4-45.2 162 13.3 11.1-15.9 230 24.9 21.5-28.5 91 10.8 8.4-13.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,449 128 8.5 6.7-10.8 624 38.9 35.7-42.2 244 15.7 13.4-18.2 358 27.6 24.6-30.8 95 9.3 7.1-12.1
$50,000-74,999 1,474 140 8.0 6.6- 9.7 687 46.4 43.1-49.7 221 14.3 12.3-16.7 329 23.3 20.5-26.3 97 8.0 6.3-10.1
$75,000+ 2,236 194 8.3 7.0-10.0 1,129 48.7 46.1-51.4 351 15.2 13.4-17.1 447 21.4 19.3-23.7 115 6.3 5.1- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,844 375 9.3 8.2-10.6 1,772 43.7 41.6-45.8 541 14.1 12.6-15.6 937 25.8 23.9-27.7 219 7.2 6.1- 8.5
No 6,145 555 7.9 7.1- 8.8 2,746 42.5 40.9-44.2 961 14.7 13.7-15.9 1,399 25.0 23.6-26.6 484 9.8 8.7-10.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,685 185 10.5 8.7-12.7 788 45.3 42.2-48.4 229 13.6 11.6-15.9 393 24.6 22.0-27.5 90 6.0 4.6- 7.7
Non-Veteran 8,436 764 7.9 7.2- 8.7 3,785 42.3 41.0-43.7 1,287 14.7 13.7-15.7 1,976 25.5 24.2-26.8 624 9.6 8.7-10.6

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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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