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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,843 1,065 56.3 53.3-59.3 352 20.8 18.4-23.4 51 2.4 1.8- 3.3 137 7.5 5.9- 9.4 238 13.0 11.1-15.2
Female 2,571 1,125 42.9 40.4-45.4 754 31.0 28.6-33.6 102 4.1 3.2- 5.4 185 6.8 5.7- 8.1 405 15.1 13.4-16.9
RACE
White 3,531 1,861 52.7 50.5-54.8 795 22.8 21.0-24.7 107 3.0 2.4- 3.9 252 7.0 6.0- 8.1 516 14.5 13.1-16.1
African American 625 235 42.3 37.0-47.7 205 33.2 28.2-38.6 36 4.5 3.0- 6.7 48 7.1 4.6-10.7 101 13.0 10.1-16.7
Asian 18 11 44.1 20.1-71.3 4 31.7 10.5-64.7 2 9.4 1.9-35.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.8 2.2-57.5
Native American 85 25 30.2 18.3-45.6 34 35.2 22.5-50.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 15 21.7 10.8-38.8 10 12.7 6.3-24.0
Other Minorities 139 53 39.3 29.1-50.5 62 40.7 30.2-52.1 5 2.4 0.8- 6.6 7 7.2 2.3-20.4 12 10.5 5.3-19.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 132 49 36.3 26.1-47.8 57 40.7 29.7-52.6 4 2.5 0.8- 7.3 6 7.4 2.2-22.2 16 13.2 7.2-23.1
-English Speaking 51 20 32.4 19.5-48.6 18 34.9 20.8-52.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 12 32.2 17.5-51.4
-Spanish Speaking 81 29 37.5 25.0-51.9 39 42.5 29.1-57.2 4 3.3 1.1- 9.6 5 9.6 2.8-28.2 4 7.1 2.3-20.2
Non-Hispanic 4,267 2,137 50.4 48.4-52.4 1,046 25.1 23.4-26.9 149 3.3 2.7- 4.1 314 7.1 6.2- 8.2 621 14.0 12.7-15.4
AGE
40-44 592 326 55.2 50.1-60.1 141 23.7 19.6-28.3 20 3.2 2.0- 5.1 29 4.9 2.9- 8.1 76 13.0 10.0-16.8
45-54 1,324 543 42.1 38.7-45.6 428 32.7 29.4-36.2 42 2.7 1.8- 4.1 104 7.9 6.2-10.2 207 14.5 12.3-17.0
55-64 1,286 593 47.1 43.6-50.6 368 27.7 24.6-31.0 32 2.3 1.5- 3.5 107 8.5 6.7-10.7 186 14.4 12.0-17.2
65-74 769 443 59.1 54.9-63.3 124 15.1 12.3-18.3 30 3.9 2.5- 6.0 60 7.1 5.3- 9.6 112 14.8 12.0-18.1
75+ 414 268 66.0 59.9-71.6 37 7.8 5.3-11.5 29 9.1 5.6-14.3 22 5.6 3.4- 8.9 58 11.6 8.6-15.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 713 303 41.5 36.5-46.7 239 36.4 31.4-41.7 35 4.9 3.1- 7.8 48 7.1 4.5-10.9 88 10.1 7.7-13.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,429 668 45.2 41.7-48.7 393 29.2 26.1-32.6 40 2.7 1.9- 3.8 106 7.0 5.3- 9.2 222 15.9 13.5-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,114 552 48.8 45.0-52.6 292 27.2 23.8-30.9 36 3.5 2.3- 5.3 79 7.2 5.4- 9.4 155 13.4 11.1-16.0
College Graduate 1,145 659 60.5 56.9-64.1 180 14.6 12.3-17.4 42 2.8 1.9- 4.2 88 7.4 5.8- 9.5 176 14.6 12.1-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 636 211 28.7 24.2-33.7 308 53.7 48.1-59.2 31 4.8 3.2- 7.3 22 5.0 2.3-10.6 64 7.8 5.7-10.5
$15,000- 24,999 775 308 39.4 34.6-44.4 298 40.5 35.7-45.6 25 4.1 2.5- 6.8 50 5.0 3.5- 7.0 94 11.0 8.3-14.3
$25,000- 34,999 479 230 47.2 41.6-52.9 123 29.9 24.7-35.6 12 2.0 1.0- 3.9 35 6.2 4.2- 9.0 79 14.7 11.4-18.8
$35,000- 49,999 643 352 53.9 48.7-59.0 127 22.1 18.0-26.7 24 2.6 1.6- 4.4 59 9.9 6.9-14.0 81 11.5 8.8-14.9
$50,000-74,999 580 323 53.1 47.9-58.2 77 15.2 11.7-19.5 24 3.8 2.4- 5.8 56 10.5 7.6-14.3 100 17.4 13.8-21.8
$75,000+ 724 463 64.1 59.6-68.4 55 8.4 6.0-11.5 15 1.5 0.8- 2.9 57 7.6 5.6-10.3 134 18.4 15.1-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,787 697 37.8 34.8-40.9 624 36.9 33.8-40.0 86 5.0 3.7- 6.6 118 5.8 4.6- 7.2 262 14.6 12.5-17.0
No 2,561 1,456 56.6 54.0-59.1 466 19.4 17.4-21.6 63 2.1 1.6- 2.8 200 8.1 6.7- 9.8 376 13.7 12.2-15.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 674 418 59.3 54.3-64.1 107 19.0 15.1-23.6 23 3.2 2.0- 5.2 44 6.9 4.9- 9.8 82 11.6 8.8-15.1
Non-Veteran 3,736 1,769 47.8 45.7-50.0 999 27.2 25.3-29.2 130 3.3 2.6- 4.1 278 7.2 6.1- 8.5 560 14.5 13.1-16.0

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting an eyecare 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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