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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 249 29 11.6 7.5-17.5 117 41.6 34.9-48.7 38 16.5 11.6-22.8 52 22.8 17.1-29.6 13 7.5 4.2-13.1
Buncombe 252 26 9.3 6.2-13.7 107 40.7 34.1-47.6 35 16.2 11.6-22.2 68 27.5 21.7-34.3 16 6.3 3.7-10.5
Cabarrus 238 21 7.5 4.6-12.0 102 41.0 33.8-48.6 35 16.2 10.9-23.4 63 27.9 21.5-35.3 17 7.4 4.4-12.2
Catawba 282 31 8.8 6.1-12.6 118 40.8 34.3-47.7 37 12.2 8.5-17.1 69 23.8 18.5-30.0 27 14.5 9.6-21.1
Cumberland 283 25 9.6 6.2-14.7 122 41.0 34.6-47.7 49 14.7 10.8-19.6 65 25.2 19.6-31.6 22 9.5 5.9-14.9
Davidson 262 17 5.3 3.2- 8.9 127 44.9 37.7-52.3 36 12.4 8.7-17.4 61 26.5 20.1-34.1 21 10.9 6.8-16.8
Durham 243 23 6.9 4.4-10.8 129 50.2 42.6-57.7 38 14.3 10.0-20.1 43 22.8 16.6-30.4 10 5.8 2.9-11.4
Forsyth 269 25 8.5 5.4-13.0 119 44.6 37.7-51.7 42 14.7 10.3-20.5 65 25.5 19.8-32.3 18 6.7 3.9-11.2
Gaston 268 30 11.8 7.8-17.5 117 40.1 33.7-46.9 41 14.8 10.6-20.3 61 23.5 18.1-30.0 19 9.7 6.0-15.4
Guilford 284 32 12.0 7.8-18.0 138 44.3 37.7-51.0 32 13.3 9.1-18.9 61 20.8 16.1-26.6 21 9.6 5.8-15.4
Iredell 279 32 9.1 5.9-13.6 123 40.2 33.6-47.2 37 15.1 10.4-21.5 63 24.5 18.7-31.4 24 11.1 7.2-16.7
Johnston 287 32 8.6 5.8-12.5 104 38.4 31.1-46.3 54 17.7 13.2-23.5 75 25.3 19.8-31.7 22 10.0 6.3-15.5
Mecklenburg 444 46 9.8 7.0-13.4 197 40.3 35.1-45.7 70 15.5 12.1-19.6 102 25.0 20.5-30.2 29 9.5 6.4-13.7
New Hanover 255 20 8.5 5.2-13.6 130 46.8 39.8-53.8 46 19.3 14.1-25.7 48 21.0 15.6-27.6 11 4.5 2.4- 8.4
Onslow 239 24 8.4 5.5-12.7 108 42.0 35.2-49.2 33 13.2 9.1-18.7 57 24.7 18.8-31.7 17 11.6 7.1-18.5
Orange 271 22 8.8 5.3-14.3 129 45.7 39.0-52.5 48 18.7 13.8-24.7 63 21.7 16.8-27.6 9 5.2 2.4-10.7
Pitt 256 30 11.9 8.1-17.1 119 43.3 36.3-50.7 42 16.9 12.3-22.9 47 20.7 15.3-27.3 18 7.2 4.3-11.8
Randolph 240 19 5.9 3.6- 9.6 116 46.0 38.8-53.3 38 17.0 12.2-23.2 53 23.7 17.9-30.8 14 7.4 4.2-12.8
Robeson 222 21 7.7 4.7-12.4 100 41.2 33.8-49.1 22 10.7 6.5-17.3 55 26.1 19.8-33.6 24 14.2 8.9-21.8
Rowan 297 28 8.4 5.0-13.8 129 37.3 30.9-44.1 37 11.1 7.7-15.7 78 32.4 25.6-39.9 25 10.8 6.8-16.7
Union 263 30 10.0 6.6-14.8 123 45.2 38.1-52.5 36 12.2 8.5-17.2 54 21.2 15.9-27.8 20 11.3 7.1-17.6
Wake 350 35 8.7 6.0-12.6 163 43.8 37.9-49.9 45 12.2 8.9-16.5 84 26.4 21.3-32.2 23 8.9 5.5-14.0
Wayne 276 14 4.7 2.6- 8.2 120 41.4 34.2-49.1 51 17.5 13.1-23.1 66 27.7 21.6-34.8 25 8.6 5.6-12.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,284 299 8.1 7.1- 9.2 1,487 43.2 41.1-45.4 519 14.7 13.3-16.1 728 24.3 22.3-26.3 251 9.8 8.5-11.3
Piedmont 4,889 471 8.6 7.6- 9.7 2,253 43.1 41.3-44.9 702 14.1 12.9-15.5 1,129 25.3 23.6-27.0 334 8.9 7.7-10.1
Western NC 1,953 179 8.2 6.9- 9.6 834 41.1 38.5-43.8 295 15.5 13.6-17.5 514 27.6 25.2-30.1 131 7.7 6.4- 9.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,278 126 8.5 6.9-10.4 557 42.1 38.8-45.4 179 14.4 12.2-17.0 333 27.5 24.5-30.8 83 7.5 5.9- 9.5
Northwest 2,168 190 7.6 6.3- 9.1 938 41.1 38.4-43.8 324 14.7 12.9-16.7 544 27.0 24.6-29.5 172 9.6 8.1-11.5
Charlotte 1,360 140 9.7 7.9-11.8 603 40.2 37.0-43.5 202 14.5 12.3-17.1 317 25.8 22.8-29.0 98 9.8 7.8-12.3
Greensboro 1,183 118 9.6 7.5-12.3 565 44.9 41.2-48.6 173 14.9 12.4-17.7 262 22.3 19.4-25.5 65 8.3 6.2-11.2
Southern Regional 903 82 9.2 7.0-12.1 399 42.0 38.0-46.1 135 14.9 12.2-18.1 207 23.6 20.3-27.4 80 10.2 7.9-13.1
Coastal 519 52 9.3 6.9-12.4 253 46.9 41.9-51.9 94 18.0 14.5-22.1 99 20.7 16.8-25.3 21 5.1 3.1- 8.2
Wake 1,042 96 7.2 5.5- 9.4 477 44.8 40.9-48.8 159 13.4 11.0-16.2 244 26.7 23.2-30.5 66 8.0 5.8-10.9
Area L 303 28 8.2 5.3-12.3 141 40.9 34.7-47.3 40 12.2 8.7-16.7 67 26.1 20.4-32.8 27 12.7 8.6-18.3
Eastern 1,370 117 7.2 5.9- 8.8 641 45.1 41.7-48.5 210 14.1 12.0-16.4 298 24.3 21.2-27.6 104 9.4 7.5-11.8

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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