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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 your eyes examined by any doctor or eye care provider?

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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 12,213 1,586 12.0 11.3-12.8 6,284 50.2 49.0-51.4 1,917 15.9 15.1-16.8 2,249 19.8 18.9-20.8 177 2.1 1.7- 2.5
GENDER
Male 4,613 559 11.5 10.4-12.7 2,232 47.8 45.9-49.7 698 15.1 13.8-16.6 1,020 23.0 21.5-24.7 104 2.5 2.0- 3.2
Female 7,600 1,027 12.4 11.5-13.4 4,052 52.3 50.9-53.8 1,219 16.6 15.6-17.8 1,229 17.0 15.9-18.1 73 1.6 1.2- 2.3
RACE
White 9,869 1,271 11.7 10.9-12.5 5,121 51.2 49.9-52.5 1,590 16.4 15.5-17.4 1,773 19.2 18.2-20.3 114 1.4 1.1- 1.8
African American 1,761 247 13.8 11.8-16.0 905 49.6 46.3-52.8 258 15.4 13.1-18.1 334 20.3 17.7-23.1 17 1.0 0.5- 1.7
Asian 55 9 13.3 6.2-26.4 28 38.7 25.0-54.6 10 24.8 12.1-44.2 6 13.4 5.2-30.3 2 9.7 2.3-33.0
Native American 229 32 17.0 10.6-26.2 110 47.1 37.7-56.7 28 8.6 4.9-14.6 52 22.4 15.7-31.0 7 4.8 1.9-11.5
Other Minorities 259 25 7.4 4.5-11.9 96 34.7 27.0-43.3 25 9.5 5.8-15.3 76 30.2 23.0-38.5 37 18.2 12.1-26.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 249 26 6.4 4.0-10.0 92 33.9 26.4-42.2 31 11.9 7.5-18.4 65 28.0 20.9-36.5 35 19.8 13.1-28.8
-English Speaking 133 20 11.6 6.9-18.9 63 48.8 38.3-59.3 19 14.0 7.9-23.6 30 25.0 16.9-35.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
-Spanish Speaking 116 6 3.3 1.3- 8.1 29 25.3 16.2-37.2 12 10.7 5.4-20.3 35 29.8 19.9-42.0 34 30.9 20.6-43.5
Non-Hispanic 11,927 1,555 12.2 11.4-13.0 6,171 50.7 49.5-51.9 1,882 16.1 15.2-17.0 2,177 19.6 18.6-20.6 142 1.5 1.2- 1.8
AGE
40-44 1,236 114 9.7 7.8-12.0 551 44.4 41.0-47.9 209 16.3 14.0-18.9 306 24.9 21.9-28.1 56 4.7 3.4- 6.3
45-54 2,984 323 10.5 9.1-12.0 1,356 45.3 43.0-47.7 522 17.9 16.1-19.8 707 23.5 21.6-25.6 76 2.8 2.0- 3.9
55-64 3,303 377 10.8 9.6-12.2 1,633 50.6 48.4-52.8 599 17.2 15.7-18.9 658 20.0 18.3-21.8 36 1.4 0.9- 2.0
65-74 2,692 375 13.7 12.1-15.4 1,547 57.6 55.3-59.9 382 13.8 12.3-15.4 381 14.6 13.0-16.3 7 0.3 0.1- 0.8
75+ 1,998 397 19.2 17.2-21.5 1,197 60.5 57.7-63.2 205 10.6 9.0-12.5 197 9.5 7.9-11.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,777 228 10.2 8.6-12.0 837 43.3 40.2-46.5 241 13.6 11.6-15.9 417 27.4 24.4-30.7 54 5.5 3.8- 7.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,705 444 11.3 10.1-12.8 1,854 47.2 45.0-49.4 599 17.9 16.2-19.8 743 21.1 19.3-23.0 65 2.5 1.8- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,139 415 11.8 10.4-13.2 1,627 52.7 50.4-55.0 524 16.5 14.9-18.3 544 17.9 16.2-19.8 29 1.1 0.7- 1.8
College Graduate 3,571 496 13.6 12.2-15.1 1,956 54.0 51.8-56.1 551 14.6 13.2-16.1 540 16.9 15.3-18.6 28 0.9 0.6- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,440 168 10.9 9.0-13.3 650 42.6 39.0-46.2 203 14.1 11.7-16.9 383 28.3 25.0-31.9 36 4.0 2.7- 5.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,974 250 10.3 8.8-12.0 954 44.6 41.6-47.6 285 15.8 13.6-18.2 443 25.6 22.9-28.5 42 3.8 2.3- 6.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,298 172 12.4 10.3-14.9 644 48.2 44.6-51.9 230 18.2 15.6-21.1 224 18.3 15.7-21.1 28 2.9 1.8- 4.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,705 226 12.4 10.4-14.6 841 46.8 43.7-50.0 305 17.9 15.5-20.5 315 21.3 18.7-24.1 18 1.7 1.0- 2.7
$50,000-74,999 1,675 213 11.8 10.1-13.7 888 53.2 50.2-56.3 270 15.5 13.5-17.8 285 18.4 16.1-21.0 19 1.0 0.6- 1.8
$75,000+ 2,441 313 12.7 11.1-14.5 1,420 57.2 54.7-59.7 366 14.6 13.0-16.5 323 14.4 12.7-16.2 19 1.0 0.6- 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,082 693 12.7 11.6-14.0 2,621 50.7 48.8-52.6 748 15.2 13.8-16.6 965 20.1 18.6-21.7 55 1.3 0.9- 1.7
No 6,960 866 11.5 10.6-12.5 3,583 50.1 48.5-51.7 1,142 16.3 15.2-17.5 1,251 19.6 18.4-20.9 118 2.5 1.9- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,094 316 14.6 12.8-16.8 1,104 52.3 49.5-55.2 298 14.9 12.9-17.0 366 17.7 15.7-20.0 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9
Non-Veteran 10,113 1,269 11.4 10.6-12.2 5,179 49.8 48.5-51.1 1,619 16.2 15.2-17.2 1,880 20.3 19.2-21.4 166 2.4 2.0- 3.0

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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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