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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
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
-WHITE FEMALES 5,222 526 9.0 8.1-10.0 2,510 46.1 44.4-47.9 827 16.3 15.1-17.7 1,112 22.7 21.2-24.3 247 5.8 5.0- 6.7
AGE
40-44 513 29 6.3 4.2- 9.5 184 35.2 30.3-40.4 93 17.1 13.6-21.2 140 29.2 24.4-34.4 67 12.2 9.4-15.8
45-54 1,260 106 8.2 6.5-10.3 482 37.5 34.3-40.8 223 18.0 15.5-20.7 358 28.0 24.9-31.2 91 8.4 6.6-10.6
55-64 1,358 108 6.7 5.4- 8.4 615 46.8 43.5-50.0 269 20.0 17.5-22.8 314 22.9 20.3-25.8 52 3.6 2.6- 5.0
65-74 1,157 129 10.5 8.6-12.9 668 58.8 55.4-62.2 162 13.9 11.6-16.6 176 14.7 12.5-17.3 22 2.0 1.2- 3.3
75+ 934 154 15.9 13.3-18.9 561 61.9 58.0-65.7 80 8.4 6.5-10.7 124 12.8 10.3-15.8 15 1.1 0.6- 1.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 563 65 9.5 7.1-12.6 259 41.9 36.6-47.3 79 15.7 12.1-20.3 127 25.2 20.3-30.9 33 7.7 4.9-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,543 150 9.6 7.7-11.8 720 42.9 39.8-46.0 243 16.1 13.9-18.5 346 24.4 21.7-27.4 84 7.0 5.4- 9.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,501 143 8.0 6.6- 9.6 729 48.7 45.5-51.9 238 15.9 13.7-18.3 324 22.3 19.8-25.1 67 5.1 3.9- 6.8
College Graduate 1,609 167 9.2 7.7-11.0 800 47.9 44.9-51.0 267 17.2 15.0-19.6 313 20.9 18.3-23.7 62 4.8 3.6- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 525 45 7.1 4.9-10.2 228 40.4 35.2-45.7 66 15.4 11.3-20.6 158 30.3 25.4-35.8 28 6.8 4.3-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 759 78 9.5 7.3-12.4 351 42.3 37.9-46.7 114 16.5 13.3-20.2 180 26.0 22.0-30.5 36 5.7 3.8- 8.4
$25,000- 34,999 518 64 13.0 9.8-17.1 245 44.0 38.7-49.3 80 13.2 10.2-16.8 104 23.6 19.1-28.6 25 6.2 3.5-10.8
$35,000- 49,999 732 70 8.1 6.0-10.8 342 43.3 39.0-47.8 122 16.9 13.8-20.6 166 26.4 22.4-30.8 32 5.3 3.4- 8.0
$50,000-74,999 740 80 9.5 7.3-12.3 356 47.5 43.2-51.9 120 16.9 13.9-20.5 140 19.2 16.0-22.9 44 6.8 4.9- 9.5
$75,000+ 1,098 90 6.9 5.3- 8.9 559 49.9 46.2-53.6 192 17.9 15.3-20.9 207 19.5 16.7-22.6 50 5.9 4.3- 8.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,977 210 10.4 8.7-12.3 965 46.4 43.6-49.3 288 14.7 12.8-16.8 445 24.5 22.0-27.2 69 4.0 3.0- 5.3
No 3,196 310 8.2 7.2- 9.4 1,525 46.1 43.9-48.3 534 17.3 15.7-19.0 652 21.6 19.8-23.6 175 6.7 5.6- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 9 5.6 2.7-11.5 50 53.0 40.6-65.1 12 10.3 5.6-18.3 22 22.4 13.5-34.8 7 8.6 3.7-18.5
Non-Veteran 5,122 517 9.1 8.1-10.1 2,460 46.0 44.3-47.7 815 16.5 15.2-17.8 1,090 22.7 21.2-24.3 240 5.8 4.9- 6.7

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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.

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