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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITE FEMALES 2,018 956 46.6 43.9-49.4 537 27.7 25.2-30.3 69 3.7 2.7- 5.2 138 6.3 5.1- 7.6 318 15.7 13.8-17.8
AGE
40-44 254 138 53.3 45.9-60.6 67 25.5 19.5-32.5 11 5.3 2.8- 9.8 8 3.0 1.4- 6.2 30 13.0 8.5-19.2
45-54 574 223 38.2 33.4-43.2 192 34.2 29.5-39.2 21 4.4 2.4- 7.9 44 7.6 5.4-10.6 94 15.7 12.4-19.6
55-64 596 248 42.7 37.8-47.7 197 33.2 28.4-38.3 12 1.4 0.7- 2.7 39 5.8 4.1- 8.3 100 16.9 13.5-21.0
65-74 372 206 56.5 50.4-62.4 61 14.8 11.1-19.6 12 3.1 1.5- 6.0 34 8.5 5.8-12.3 59 17.1 12.9-22.3
75+ 208 134 65.5 57.1-73.0 14 5.5 2.7-10.8 13 5.8 2.7-11.9 13 6.7 3.7-11.8 34 16.6 11.3-23.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 119 37.8 30.3-45.9 89 39.6 31.3-48.5 13 7.6 3.3-16.4 14 4.6 2.6- 8.0 32 10.5 6.8-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 273 39.5 34.9-44.3 195 34.5 29.8-39.5 17 2.4 1.3- 4.3 48 6.8 4.8- 9.5 107 16.9 13.5-21.0
Some Post-H.S. 595 281 47.6 42.6-52.6 167 28.0 23.6-32.8 17 2.8 1.6- 5.0 46 6.8 4.8- 9.4 84 14.9 11.6-18.8
College Graduate 510 279 58.1 52.7-63.2 85 13.8 10.8-17.4 22 4.5 2.5- 7.8 29 5.9 3.8- 8.9 95 17.8 14.0-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 288 108 32.1 25.6-39.3 133 52.8 45.1-60.3 8 3.8 1.6- 8.9 9 3.3 1.5- 6.9 30 8.0 5.1-12.2
$15,000- 24,999 328 115 30.6 24.8-37.1 144 49.8 42.7-57.0 8 3.4 1.0-10.8 19 4.7 2.8- 7.7 42 11.4 7.8-16.4
$25,000- 34,999 196 87 42.6 33.9-51.8 53 31.3 23.2-40.7 6 2.0 0.7- 5.1 18 7.6 4.6-12.5 32 16.5 11.1-23.9
$35,000- 49,999 292 158 53.9 46.7-61.0 57 24.6 18.4-32.0 14 4.2 2.0- 8.5 27 7.6 4.9-11.5 36 9.7 6.7-13.9
$50,000-74,999 252 123 49.7 42.3-57.2 49 19.5 14.5-25.8 12 5.4 2.8- 9.9 19 6.4 3.7-11.0 49 18.9 13.8-25.4
$75,000+ 333 189 53.5 47.0-59.9 35 11.8 8.0-17.2 8 2.8 1.1- 6.5 23 7.7 4.9-12.1 78 24.2 18.9-30.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 811 297 34.3 30.3-38.6 297 38.0 33.5-42.6 41 6.3 4.0- 9.8 48 5.3 3.8- 7.3 128 16.1 13.1-19.7
No 1,184 649 54.2 50.6-57.7 232 21.2 18.4-24.4 26 2.0 1.2- 3.3 88 6.9 5.4- 8.8 189 15.7 13.3-18.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 37 19 55.5 35.8-73.7 9 26.7 11.9-49.5 4 6.5 2.2-17.5 1 2.6 0.4-16.5 4 8.6 2.7-24.3
Non-Veteran 1,981 937 46.5 43.7-49.3 528 27.7 25.2-30.4 65 3.7 2.6- 5.1 137 6.3 5.2- 7.7 314 15.8 13.9-18.0

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

^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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