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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
North Carolina 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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,149 265 7.3 6.3- 8.5 1,359 42.9 40.7-45.1 462 13.8 12.4-15.4 830 27.7 25.7-29.8 233 8.2 7.1- 9.6
African American 396 35 9.5 6.3-14.0 146 34.5 28.9-40.6 41 11.6 7.8-16.8 114 29.8 24.2-36.2 60 14.6 10.9-19.3
Other Minorities 198 18 8.5 4.7-14.9 66 30.6 22.8-39.8 16 9.1 4.7-16.8 57 30.7 22.5-40.3 41 21.1 14.7-29.2
AGE
40-44 440 18 4.6 2.6- 7.9 146 34.6 29.5-40.2 44 9.4 6.7-13.0 138 32.4 27.3-38.0 94 19.0 15.2-23.5
45-54 1,002 52 6.3 4.5- 8.8 354 36.2 32.4-40.0 148 14.2 11.7-17.3 306 30.0 26.4-33.9 142 13.3 10.9-16.1
55-64 1,075 93 7.9 6.2-10.0 440 42.5 38.8-46.2 173 15.4 12.9-18.4 304 28.4 25.1-31.9 65 5.8 4.3- 7.9
65-74 753 73 10.1 7.8-12.9 375 50.1 45.8-54.4 93 10.8 8.6-13.5 193 26.5 22.9-30.4 19 2.6 1.5- 4.3
75+ 486 82 16.5 12.8-21.0 263 51.8 46.2-57.4 63 14.5 10.8-19.1 64 14.5 10.5-19.7 14 2.7 1.5- 4.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 499 33 4.4 2.9- 6.7 177 32.1 27.0-37.6 60 11.6 8.3-16.0 157 35.7 30.0-41.9 72 16.2 12.4-20.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,090 74 6.6 4.8- 8.9 428 36.0 32.4-39.8 141 13.9 11.1-17.2 314 29.8 26.2-33.7 133 13.8 11.3-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 849 82 8.5 6.5-11.1 355 41.9 37.6-46.3 119 11.5 9.3-14.2 218 27.7 23.8-32.0 75 10.4 7.8-13.7
College Graduate 1,313 129 9.3 7.5-11.6 617 46.5 43.0-49.9 200 14.1 12.0-16.6 315 24.9 22.1-28.1 52 5.1 3.7- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 305 17 4.1 2.1- 7.7 92 28.8 22.0-36.6 37 10.7 6.9-16.1 114 39.9 32.1-48.3 45 16.5 11.6-22.9
$15,000- 24,999 522 46 6.7 4.7- 9.4 187 32.5 27.5-38.0 55 11.5 8.0-16.2 168 34.1 28.7-39.9 66 15.2 11.5-19.8
$25,000- 34,999 392 24 6.1 3.3-10.9 161 40.3 34.2-46.7 62 12.9 9.6-17.1 99 27.3 21.9-33.3 46 13.4 9.6-18.4
$35,000- 49,999 574 49 9.6 6.6-13.7 224 35.2 30.4-40.3 93 14.3 11.2-18.2 162 30.1 25.3-35.4 46 10.8 7.6-15.2
$50,000-74,999 614 53 7.1 5.2- 9.5 272 44.8 39.7-50.0 82 12.3 9.4-15.9 162 27.1 22.6-32.3 45 8.7 6.1-12.2
$75,000+ 1,031 92 9.0 6.9-11.5 509 47.3 43.5-51.1 147 13.7 11.3-16.6 222 23.1 20.0-26.5 61 6.9 5.1- 9.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,390 125 8.9 7.2-11.0 606 41.4 38.0-44.9 178 13.2 10.8-16.0 374 27.2 24.2-30.4 107 9.3 7.3-11.6
No 2,309 186 7.2 5.9- 8.7 950 40.4 37.9-43.0 337 13.1 11.5-14.9 614 28.7 26.3-31.3 222 10.5 9.0-12.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,540 172 10.8 8.9-13.1 724 45.4 42.2-48.7 206 13.6 11.4-16.0 360 24.4 21.6-27.3 78 5.8 4.4- 7.7
Non-Veteran 2,211 146 6.0 4.9- 7.4 853 38.0 35.4-40.7 315 12.9 11.3-14.8 643 30.4 27.9-33.1 254 12.6 10.9-14.5

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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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