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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,196 902 8.9 8.1- 9.6 4,361 45.5 44.2-46.9 1,383 14.7 13.8-15.7 2,031 23.9 22.7-25.1 519 7.1 6.4- 7.9
No 918 45 4.7 3.2- 6.7 209 21.3 17.9-25.1 131 12.6 10.1-15.6 337 37.3 33.1-41.7 196 24.1 20.4-28.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 158 13 5.4 2.9- 9.9 80 50.9 40.7-61.0 23 12.9 7.9-20.4 34 23.0 14.7-34.2 8 7.7 3.6-16.0
Recommended Range 3,350 325 8.6 7.4- 9.9 1,566 43.6 41.4-45.8 485 14.8 13.4-16.4 758 24.9 23.0-27.0 216 8.1 6.9- 9.5
Overweight 3,771 359 8.4 7.4- 9.6 1,744 43.9 41.8-46.0 562 13.9 12.5-15.4 865 25.5 23.6-27.5 241 8.3 7.1- 9.6
Obese 2,477 218 8.4 7.1- 9.9 1,039 41.1 38.5-43.7 383 15.0 13.2-17.0 633 25.7 23.5-28.0 204 9.9 8.2-11.8
Current Smoker
No 8,337 815 8.7 8.0- 9.5 3,946 45.2 43.8-46.7 1,274 14.8 13.8-15.8 1,775 23.1 21.9-24.4 527 8.1 7.3- 9.0
Yes 1,761 133 7.0 5.5- 8.8 614 32.3 29.5-35.2 239 13.1 11.2-15.2 588 34.9 32.0-38.0 187 12.7 10.6-15.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,264 136 10.0 8.0-12.3 621 47.4 43.9-50.9 156 11.5 9.5-13.8 295 25.4 22.3-28.7 56 5.8 4.2- 7.9
No 8,760 806 8.2 7.5- 9.0 3,910 42.3 41.0-43.7 1,344 14.8 13.9-15.8 2,046 25.3 24.0-26.5 654 9.4 8.5-10.3
Binge Drinker
No 9,290 882 8.6 7.9- 9.3 4,282 44.1 42.8-45.4 1,396 14.6 13.7-15.6 2,111 24.4 23.2-25.6 619 8.4 7.6- 9.2
Yes 746 58 6.7 4.7- 9.5 256 32.0 27.8-36.5 107 13.1 10.3-16.6 238 34.8 30.3-39.4 87 13.4 10.3-17.4
Heavy Drinker
No 9,554 894 8.3 7.6- 9.1 4,353 43.4 42.1-44.7 1,432 14.4 13.5-15.4 2,210 25.1 24.0-26.4 665 8.7 7.9- 9.6
Yes 397 33 8.5 5.4-12.9 149 35.5 30.1-41.3 62 15.8 11.7-21.1 122 29.9 24.6-35.7 31 10.3 6.9-15.2
Current Asthma
Yes 797 62 8.3 6.0-11.3 371 41.9 37.5-46.3 114 14.7 11.9-18.1 208 27.9 23.8-32.3 42 7.3 5.0-10.4
No 9,284 877 8.3 7.7- 9.1 4,191 43.0 41.7-44.3 1,390 14.4 13.5-15.4 2,152 25.1 23.9-26.4 674 9.1 8.3-10.0
Diabetes
No 10,123 947 8.4 7.7- 9.1 4,574 42.9 41.6-44.1 1,515 14.5 13.6-15.4 2,371 25.3 24.2-26.5 716 9.0 8.2- 9.8
Disability
Yes 3,844 375 9.3 8.2-10.6 1,772 43.7 41.6-45.8 541 14.1 12.6-15.6 937 25.8 23.9-27.7 219 7.2 6.1- 8.5
No 6,145 555 7.9 7.1- 8.8 2,746 42.5 40.9-44.2 961 14.7 13.7-15.9 1,399 25.0 23.6-26.6 484 9.8 8.7-10.9

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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