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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

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?

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  Total
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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,713 1,981 54.6 52.5-56.7 703 18.4 16.8-20.1 138 3.5 2.8- 4.3 303 7.9 6.8- 9.1 588 15.6 14.2-17.2
No 693 204 28.5 24.2-33.3 401 57.7 52.6-62.7 15 2.4 1.3- 4.2 18 4.0 2.0- 7.8 55 7.4 5.3-10.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 26 36.6 22.6-53.3 16 23.3 12.7-38.9 6 10.5 3.8-25.8 2 3.2 0.8-12.2 13 26.4 12.2-48.1
Recommended Range 1,303 707 54.2 50.7-57.7 292 22.0 19.2-25.1 37 3.0 1.9- 4.6 82 6.7 4.9- 9.0 185 14.1 11.9-16.6
Overweight 1,590 808 50.2 47.0-53.5 373 25.6 22.8-28.7 58 3.4 2.5- 4.6 117 7.2 5.5- 9.2 234 13.6 11.6-15.9
Obese 1,264 562 46.3 42.6-50.1 379 29.4 26.1-32.9 37 2.6 1.7- 3.8 103 7.6 6.0- 9.7 183 14.1 11.7-16.8
Current Smoker
No 3,379 1,778 52.7 50.4-55.0 716 22.2 20.3-24.3 120 3.3 2.6- 4.1 258 7.4 6.3- 8.8 507 14.3 12.9-16.0
Yes 1,022 405 40.2 36.3-44.2 387 37.0 33.2-41.0 32 3.3 2.1- 5.1 64 6.4 4.8- 8.6 134 13.1 10.6-16.0
History of CVD**
Yes 589 249 39.3 34.4-44.4 183 34.5 29.5-39.9 23 3.9 2.2- 6.8 48 6.8 4.9- 9.4 86 15.5 11.9-20.0
No 3,763 1,918 51.3 49.2-53.5 902 24.5 22.7-26.5 126 3.0 2.4- 3.8 271 7.3 6.2- 8.5 546 13.8 12.5-15.3
Binge Drinker
No 3,988 1,973 49.6 47.6-51.7 1,005 26.0 24.2-28.0 140 3.3 2.7- 4.1 296 7.4 6.3- 8.6 574 13.6 12.3-15.1
Yes 382 194 49.4 42.8-56.0 93 25.2 19.8-31.5 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6 26 6.4 3.9-10.2 60 17.2 12.8-22.9
Heavy Drinker
No 4,156 2,047 49.5 47.4-51.5 1,048 26.1 24.3-28.0 146 3.2 2.6- 4.0 307 7.3 6.2- 8.4 608 14.0 12.6-15.4
Yes 179 102 56.2 46.9-65.1 39 21.5 14.9-30.2 3 1.5 0.4- 5.3 12 5.4 2.7-10.6 23 15.3 9.3-24.3
Current Asthma
Yes 377 128 32.3 26.4-38.9 154 41.3 34.6-48.3 12 4.7 2.1-10.1 31 7.8 5.1-11.8 52 13.8 9.8-19.3
No 4,014 2,055 51.3 49.2-53.3 943 24.5 22.7-26.4 140 3.1 2.5- 3.8 289 7.1 6.1- 8.3 587 14.1 12.7-15.5
Diabetes
Yes 441 150 31.9 26.1-38.3 168 39.6 33.2-46.4 23 5.9 3.3-10.3 39 8.3 5.6-12.0 61 14.4 10.3-19.8
No 3,972 2,040 51.6 49.5-53.6 937 24.4 22.6-26.3 130 3.0 2.4- 3.7 283 7.0 6.0- 8.3 582 14.0 12.7-15.5
Disability
Yes 1,787 697 37.8 34.8-40.9 624 36.9 33.8-40.0 86 5.0 3.7- 6.6 118 5.8 4.6- 7.2 262 14.6 12.5-17.0
No 2,561 1,456 56.6 54.0-59.1 466 19.4 17.4-21.6 63 2.1 1.6- 2.8 200 8.1 6.7- 9.8 376 13.7 12.2-15.5

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting an eye care professional in the past 12 months.

**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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