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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?

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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
-FEMALES 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 2,018 956 46.6 43.9-49.4 537 27.7 25.2-30.3 69 3.7 2.7- 5.2 138 6.3 5.1- 7.6 318 15.7 13.8-17.8
African American 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
Other Minorities 124 39 29.0 19.3-41.1 59 53.3 40.2-66.0 4 2.5 0.7- 8.6 10 6.6 2.7-15.2 12 8.5 4.4-16.0
AGE
40-44 350 174 49.0 42.5-55.6 99 28.4 22.7-34.8 17 5.2 3.1- 8.7 13 3.9 2.1- 7.0 47 13.5 9.7-18.5
45-54 763 267 34.1 30.0-38.5 282 39.3 34.7-44.0 30 3.9 2.3- 6.5 62 7.9 5.9-10.6 122 14.8 12.0-18.0
55-64 726 289 40.6 36.3-45.1 252 34.5 30.1-39.1 15 1.7 0.9- 3.0 54 7.5 5.4-10.3 116 15.7 12.7-19.2
65-74 457 227 50.8 45.2-56.4 89 18.2 14.3-22.8 21 4.8 2.8- 8.0 42 8.3 5.9-11.7 78 17.9 14.0-22.5
75+ 254 156 60.3 52.1-67.9 25 9.1 5.6-14.6 19 9.6 4.9-18.0 14 6.2 3.4-11.0 40 14.8 10.3-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 401 153 34.6 28.0-41.9 152 42.9 35.6-50.6 22 6.9 3.8-12.3 25 5.9 3.7- 9.5 49 9.6 6.8-13.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 828 326 36.7 32.7-40.9 268 35.3 31.1-39.7 27 3.3 2.1- 5.2 65 7.3 5.4- 9.8 142 17.4 14.3-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 728 322 43.2 38.7-47.8 226 32.8 28.4-37.6 23 3.3 1.8- 5.7 55 6.3 4.7- 8.5 102 14.4 11.5-17.9
College Graduate 608 320 55.9 50.9-60.9 107 15.6 12.4-19.6 30 4.4 2.7- 7.2 39 7.4 5.0-10.7 112 16.7 13.3-20.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 421 128 24.2 19.5-29.6 212 56.9 50.6-63.0 21 6.6 4.0-10.8 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1 46 9.5 6.5-13.5
$15,000- 24,999 458 154 29.8 24.6-35.5 204 50.2 43.6-56.8 12 3.3 1.4- 7.7 30 5.5 3.4- 8.6 58 11.3 8.1-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 263 108 39.1 31.8-47.0 76 33.8 26.4-42.0 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 23 6.8 4.3-10.7 48 18.5 13.4-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 356 181 51.6 44.7-58.5 74 24.3 18.6-31.1 18 4.0 2.1- 7.4 36 9.9 6.7-14.4 47 10.1 7.3-13.9
$50,000-74,999 300 147 49.6 42.7-56.5 55 18.6 13.9-24.4 15 5.1 2.9- 9.0 25 8.6 5.2-13.9 58 18.1 13.5-23.8
$75,000+ 364 204 53.6 47.2-59.8 39 12.9 8.8-18.7 11 2.8 1.3- 6.0 27 7.9 5.1-12.0 83 22.8 17.9-28.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,071 351 30.6 27.2-34.2 422 41.9 38.0-46.0 57 6.3 4.3- 9.1 71 5.9 4.5- 7.7 170 15.3 12.8-18.2
No 1,467 759 50.6 47.2-54.0 322 24.2 21.2-27.5 42 2.7 1.9- 3.9 111 7.4 5.9- 9.3 233 15.1 13.0-17.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 26 45.3 29.9-61.7 19 36.7 22.2-54.1 4 3.3 1.1- 9.1 3 8.7 2.6-25.1 6 6.0 2.3-14.6
Non-Veteran 2,513 1,099 42.8 40.3-45.4 735 30.9 28.4-33.5 98 4.2 3.2- 5.4 182 6.8 5.7- 8.1 399 15.3 13.7-17.2

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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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