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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

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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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,092 1,502 12.6 11.8-13.5 5,931 52.9 51.7-54.2 1,726 15.7 14.8-16.6 1,839 17.6 16.7-18.6 94 1.1 0.9- 1.4
No 1,109 82 7.0 5.4- 9.1 348 28.7 25.3-32.3 191 17.9 15.1-21.1 406 37.0 33.2-41.0 82 9.4 7.0-12.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 174 20 10.9 5.8-19.7 94 51.5 41.7-61.3 26 12.6 8.0-19.2 32 21.8 13.7-32.8 2 3.2 0.8-11.9
Recommended Range 3,707 492 12.2 10.9-13.6 1,944 50.9 48.8-53.0 568 16.4 14.8-18.0 645 18.6 17.0-20.3 58 2.0 1.5- 2.7
Overweight 4,449 585 12.3 11.1-13.6 2,292 50.3 48.3-52.2 715 16.1 14.7-17.5 808 19.9 18.4-21.6 49 1.5 1.0- 2.1
Obese 3,407 431 11.7 10.4-13.1 1,720 50.0 47.7-52.3 526 15.5 13.9-17.3 679 21.1 19.3-23.1 51 1.7 1.2- 2.4
Current Smoker
No 10,095 1,371 12.5 11.7-13.3 5,398 52.6 51.3-53.9 1,556 15.5 14.5-16.4 1,649 17.7 16.7-18.8 121 1.7 1.3- 2.2
Yes 2,076 209 10.0 8.4-11.9 861 39.1 36.4-41.9 355 18.1 16.0-20.4 595 29.3 26.7-32.0 56 3.5 2.6- 4.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,834 280 14.1 12.2-16.2 969 51.9 48.9-54.9 246 13.7 11.7-15.9 328 19.6 17.3-22.2 11 0.8 0.4- 1.5
No 10,241 1,295 11.8 11.0-12.6 5,250 50.0 48.7-51.3 1,647 16.3 15.3-17.2 1,886 19.8 18.7-20.9 163 2.2 1.8- 2.7
Binge Drinker
No 11,297 1,483 12.2 11.4-13.0 5,881 51.1 49.9-52.4 1,769 15.9 15.0-16.8 2,014 18.9 17.9-19.9 150 1.9 1.5- 2.4
Yes 812 88 9.4 7.2-12.2 351 41.2 36.8-45.6 132 16.5 13.4-20.1 219 30.3 26.2-34.8 22 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Heavy Drinker
No 11,589 1,510 12.0 11.3-12.8 5,983 50.5 49.3-51.7 1,816 15.9 15.0-16.8 2,120 19.7 18.7-20.7 160 1.9 1.5- 2.3
Yes 429 48 11.3 7.9-15.9 205 46.7 41.0-52.6 72 15.6 12.0-20.2 95 23.1 18.3-28.6 9 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,042 124 11.7 9.4-14.6 545 48.8 44.7-52.9 162 17.1 14.2-20.5 199 20.2 17.0-23.9 12 2.2 1.1- 4.4
No 11,113 1,449 12.0 11.2-12.8 5,716 50.3 49.1-51.6 1,743 15.8 14.9-16.8 2,040 19.8 18.8-20.8 165 2.0 1.7- 2.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,830 325 16.6 14.5-18.9 1,065 57.5 54.4-60.6 212 12.4 10.3-14.8 222 13.0 10.9-15.4 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4
No 10,380 1,260 11.2 10.5-12.1 5,218 49.0 47.7-50.3 1,704 16.5 15.6-17.5 2,027 20.9 19.9-22.0 171 2.3 1.9- 2.8
Disability
Yes 5,082 693 12.7 11.6-14.0 2,621 50.7 48.8-52.6 748 15.2 13.8-16.6 965 20.1 18.6-21.7 55 1.3 0.9- 1.7
No 6,960 866 11.5 10.6-12.5 3,583 50.1 48.5-51.7 1,142 16.3 15.2-17.5 1,251 19.6 18.4-20.9 118 2.5 1.9- 3.1

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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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