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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 1,513 905 58.7 55.5-61.8 258 17.9 15.6-20.6 38 2.3 1.6- 3.4 114 7.7 6.2- 9.6 198 13.3 11.3-15.7
African American 206 106 52.8 43.8-61.7 53 28.9 21.2-38.0 8 2.5 1.1- 5.3 11 4.6 1.5-13.1 28 11.3 6.9-17.9
Other Minorities 118 50 43.6 32.3-55.6 41 29.7 20.4-41.0 4 2.7 0.8- 8.2 12 10.9 4.4-24.8 11 13.1 6.6-24.3
AGE
40-44 242 152 61.4 53.5-68.7 42 19.0 13.6-25.9 3 1.2 0.4- 3.6 16 5.9 2.7-12.2 29 12.6 8.3-18.5
45-54 561 276 49.8 44.5-55.2 146 26.4 21.9-31.4 12 1.6 0.8- 3.1 42 8.0 5.3-11.8 85 14.2 11.0-18.2
55-64 560 304 52.9 47.6-58.2 116 21.5 17.4-26.3 17 2.9 1.7- 5.0 53 9.4 6.8-13.0 70 13.2 9.7-17.7
65-74 312 216 68.0 61.5-73.9 35 11.7 8.0-16.7 9 3.0 1.4- 6.3 18 5.8 3.3- 9.9 34 11.5 7.8-16.6
75+ 160 112 72.8 63.7-80.2 12 6.3 3.2-11.9 10 8.4 4.2-16.0 8 4.8 2.1-10.5 18 7.7 4.6-12.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 150 48.2 40.9-55.6 87 30.0 23.7-37.2 13 3.0 1.6- 5.6 23 8.2 4.1-15.6 39 10.7 7.0-16.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 601 342 53.0 47.4-58.5 125 23.6 19.1-28.8 13 2.1 1.1- 3.7 41 6.7 4.2-10.6 80 14.6 11.1-19.0
Some Post-H.S. 386 230 56.7 50.2-63.0 66 19.2 14.2-25.5 13 3.9 2.2- 7.0 24 8.3 5.2-13.0 53 11.8 8.5-16.2
College Graduate 537 339 64.2 59.0-69.0 73 13.9 10.7-17.8 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2 49 7.5 5.4-10.4 64 12.9 9.7-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 215 83 34.4 26.3-43.4 96 49.5 40.0-59.1 10 2.6 1.3- 5.2 8 7.8 2.6-21.1 18 5.7 3.3- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 317 154 49.7 42.1-57.2 94 30.2 23.9-37.2 13 5.0 2.8- 9.1 20 4.5 2.6- 7.5 36 10.6 6.7-16.5
$25,000- 34,999 216 122 54.7 46.5-62.6 47 26.3 19.6-34.4 4 2.2 0.8- 5.9 12 5.6 3.0-10.3 31 11.2 7.5-16.5
$35,000- 49,999 287 171 56.1 48.4-63.6 53 19.9 14.6-26.6 6 1.3 0.6- 3.0 23 9.9 5.3-17.5 34 12.8 8.5-18.7
$50,000-74,999 280 176 56.0 48.4-63.3 22 12.5 7.9-19.3 9 2.7 1.4- 5.2 31 12.0 7.9-17.9 42 16.9 11.8-23.6
$75,000+ 360 259 71.9 65.8-77.4 16 4.9 2.7- 8.9 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 30 7.5 4.9-11.3 51 15.1 11.0-20.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 716 346 45.4 40.5-50.4 202 31.6 27.0-36.6 29 3.6 2.3- 5.5 47 5.6 3.9- 8.1 92 13.8 10.5-18.0
No 1,094 697 62.4 58.6-66.1 144 14.8 12.2-17.9 21 1.6 1.0- 2.5 89 8.8 6.6-11.6 143 12.4 10.2-15.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 616 392 60.5 55.3-65.5 88 17.4 13.5-22.2 19 3.2 1.9- 5.3 41 6.8 4.7- 9.7 76 12.1 9.1-15.9
Non-Veteran 1,223 670 54.6 50.9-58.3 264 22.2 19.3-25.4 32 2.1 1.4- 3.1 96 7.8 5.8-10.3 161 13.3 11.0-16.0

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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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