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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 12,213 1,586 12.0 11.3-12.8 6,284 50.2 49.0-51.4 1,917 15.9 15.1-16.8 2,249 19.8 18.9-20.8 177 2.1 1.7- 2.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 302 57 18.5 13.9-24.2 148 46.2 39.8-52.7 61 21.3 16.2-27.4 35 13.3 9.4-18.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
Buncombe 286 44 14.6 10.8-19.6 136 44.7 38.4-51.3 38 15.5 11.2-21.1 65 23.5 18.3-29.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.0
Cabarrus 280 41 14.7 10.1-20.9 135 45.8 38.9-52.8 35 13.3 9.2-18.8 62 22.9 17.5-29.4 7 3.3 1.4- 7.3
Catawba 341 47 13.3 9.8-17.9 170 47.6 41.5-53.8 53 15.1 11.3-20.0 62 19.7 15.1-25.3 9 4.2 2.0- 8.9
Cumberland 355 48 15.9 11.6-21.3 186 49.3 43.2-55.3 66 18.4 14.2-23.4 52 14.8 11.1-19.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.0
Davidson 311 37 11.4 7.3-17.4 166 49.8 43.0-56.5 44 13.6 9.8-18.7 56 21.6 16.1-28.3 8 3.6 1.7- 7.4
Durham 284 41 12.1 8.5-17.0 165 55.9 48.8-62.8 37 13.3 9.3-18.7 37 16.1 11.2-22.6 4 2.5 0.8- 7.2
Forsyth 318 44 11.8 8.5-16.3 172 53.7 47.1-60.1 51 15.9 11.6-21.3 47 17.5 12.8-23.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2
Gaston 318 36 12.8 8.8-18.2 156 47.5 41.2-53.9 50 16.3 12.1-21.7 71 21.3 16.6-26.9 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3
Guilford 329 51 15.2 11.0-20.6 171 50.0 43.6-56.5 42 13.0 9.3-17.9 63 21.3 16.4-27.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Iredell 327 53 14.2 10.3-19.1 172 49.9 43.4-56.4 42 16.3 11.6-22.4 57 18.7 14.2-24.3 3 0.9 0.3- 3.1
Johnston 340 51 14.1 10.3-19.2 140 42.8 36.0-49.8 70 19.5 15.1-24.9 72 20.6 16.0-26.2 7 2.9 1.2- 6.8
Mecklenburg 517 68 12.8 9.8-16.5 274 49.4 44.2-54.5 75 15.1 11.8-19.1 90 19.7 15.8-24.3 10 3.0 1.6- 5.7
New Hanover 312 40 12.5 8.9-17.4 167 50.7 44.3-57.0 57 18.6 14.2-24.1 45 17.0 12.5-22.7 3 1.2 0.3- 4.1
Onslow 282 41 13.7 9.9-18.7 145 50.1 43.4-56.8 41 13.6 9.7-18.6 52 20.8 15.5-27.4 3 1.8 0.5- 6.3
Orange 301 30 10.6 7.0-15.8 168 54.3 47.7-60.8 48 15.6 11.5-21.0 51 17.0 12.6-22.6 4 2.4 0.8- 6.5
Pitt 304 43 13.9 10.1-18.8 161 53.7 46.9-60.3 58 19.9 15.1-25.7 41 12.5 8.9-17.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Randolph 301 32 7.8 5.4-11.3 160 51.4 44.9-57.8 50 18.3 13.7-23.9 55 20.7 15.6-26.8 4 1.8 0.5- 5.9
Robeson 291 34 10.2 6.9-14.9 164 56.4 49.4-63.1 31 10.7 7.3-15.4 58 21.1 15.8-27.7 4 1.6 0.5- 5.5
Rowan 362 49 12.6 8.9-17.5 182 44.4 38.3-50.6 51 17.0 12.0-23.6 74 23.0 18.2-28.7 6 3.0 1.2- 7.0
Union 300 41 12.5 8.9-17.3 156 50.5 43.7-57.3 42 12.8 9.2-17.7 59 22.7 17.3-29.2 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2
Wake 419 55 12.4 9.3-16.4 226 52.6 47.1-58.1 59 13.9 10.5-18.2 73 18.5 14.6-23.2 6 2.5 1.0- 6.4
Wayne 343 35 9.5 6.5-13.7 182 52.7 46.2-59.2 67 18.8 14.5-24.0 54 17.8 13.3-23.3 5 1.2 0.5- 2.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 4,061 529 12.4 11.2-13.7 2,114 50.2 48.2-52.1 670 16.5 15.2-18.0 695 18.9 17.4-20.6 53 1.9 1.4- 2.6
Piedmont 5,812 768 11.9 10.9-13.1 3,056 51.1 49.4-52.8 869 15.4 14.2-16.7 1,034 19.5 18.1-20.9 85 2.1 1.6- 2.7
Western NC 2,340 289 11.4 9.9-13.0 1,114 46.6 44.1-49.1 378 16.9 15.0-18.9 520 22.9 20.8-25.0 39 2.3 1.5- 3.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,533 201 11.8 10.0-13.8 742 47.4 44.3-50.5 236 15.7 13.6-18.1 332 22.8 20.3-25.5 22 2.3 1.2- 4.4
Northwest 2,598 327 11.2 9.8-12.7 1,306 49.5 47.0-52.0 412 17.2 15.3-19.2 504 20.0 18.1-22.0 49 2.2 1.6- 3.0
Charlotte 1,606 211 12.7 10.8-14.8 827 49.5 46.3-52.6 231 15.4 13.1-18.0 311 20.1 17.7-22.8 26 2.3 1.5- 3.6
Greensboro 1,403 194 13.2 11.0-15.8 732 49.8 46.3-53.3 228 16.0 13.7-18.7 236 19.6 16.9-22.6 13 1.3 0.7- 2.6
Southern Regional 1,140 144 13.5 11.1-16.3 610 50.3 46.6-54.0 171 16.0 13.4-18.9 199 18.1 15.2-21.4 16 2.2 1.2- 3.7
Coastal 638 86 11.7 9.2-14.6 330 50.2 45.6-54.7 115 18.1 15.0-21.8 101 18.9 15.3-23.1 6 1.1 0.5- 2.8
Wake 1,241 158 10.8 8.8-13.1 643 52.7 49.1-56.4 195 14.4 12.1-17.0 225 19.7 16.9-22.9 20 2.4 1.3- 4.4
Area L 385 45 10.8 7.8-14.7 216 52.0 46.1-57.8 51 14.7 10.9-19.5 67 20.1 15.5-25.6 6 2.4 1.0- 5.8
Eastern 1,669 220 12.4 10.6-14.5 878 50.7 47.5-53.8 278 16.6 14.4-19.1 274 18.8 16.2-21.6 19 1.5 0.9- 2.7

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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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