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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-WHITES 8,371 791 8.2 7.5- 9.0 3,869 44.7 43.3-46.1 1,289 15.2 14.2-16.2 1,942 25.0 23.7-26.2 480 6.9 6.2- 7.7
GENDER
Males 3,149 265 7.3 6.3- 8.5 1,359 42.9 40.7-45.1 462 13.8 12.4-15.4 830 27.7 25.7-29.8 233 8.2 7.1- 9.6
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 9 14.8 7.2-28.2 27 42.4 28.6-57.5 9 15.5 6.6-32.4 15 23.2 13.2-37.3 3 4.1 1.1-14.2
Non-Hispanic 8,293 780 8.2 7.5- 8.9 3,832 44.7 43.3-46.0 1,278 15.2 14.2-16.2 1,926 25.0 23.8-26.3 477 6.9 6.2- 7.7
AGE
40-44 848 41 4.8 3.3- 6.9 300 35.6 31.8-39.7 131 14.0 11.5-16.9 244 31.2 27.5-35.3 132 14.3 11.8-17.2
45-54 2,058 149 7.2 5.9- 8.8 768 38.1 35.4-40.8 346 16.1 14.3-18.1 607 28.9 26.5-31.5 188 9.7 8.1-11.4
55-64 2,271 178 6.7 5.6- 8.0 996 45.6 43.0-48.1 423 18.2 16.3-20.3 570 25.2 23.0-27.5 104 4.3 3.4- 5.4
65-74 1,826 193 10.3 8.8-12.1 1,007 55.6 52.9-58.4 251 13.1 11.4-15.1 341 19.0 16.9-21.3 34 1.9 1.3- 2.9
75+ 1,368 230 16.2 14.1-18.7 798 59.0 55.7-62.1 138 10.8 8.9-13.0 180 12.9 10.8-15.3 22 1.2 0.7- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 936 94 7.6 6.0- 9.6 391 37.8 33.8-41.8 129 14.2 11.6-17.2 249 30.1 26.1-34.3 73 10.5 7.9-13.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,418 207 7.9 6.6- 9.4 1,076 41.5 38.9-44.0 360 14.9 13.1-16.9 595 26.5 24.2-29.0 180 9.2 7.8-10.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,222 213 8.0 6.8- 9.4 1,034 46.6 43.9-49.2 347 15.0 13.3-16.9 510 24.6 22.3-27.0 118 5.8 4.6- 7.3
College Graduate 2,786 276 8.8 7.6-10.2 1,365 47.6 45.3-50.0 452 15.8 14.2-17.6 586 22.7 20.7-24.9 107 5.0 4.0- 6.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 735 55 5.4 3.9- 7.4 294 37.0 32.6-41.6 96 15.2 11.7-19.4 239 33.5 29.0-38.3 51 9.0 6.4-12.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,168 115 8.8 7.1-10.9 502 39.0 35.6-42.6 161 14.6 12.2-17.5 316 29.7 26.3-33.4 74 7.8 5.9-10.2
$25,000- 34,999 823 82 8.9 6.9-11.5 371 42.3 38.1-46.6 136 14.8 12.2-17.8 178 25.4 21.6-29.6 56 8.6 6.2-11.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,214 110 7.9 6.2-10.0 534 40.4 37.0-43.8 204 16.7 14.2-19.5 301 28.6 25.3-32.0 65 6.5 4.9- 8.6
$50,000-74,999 1,289 128 8.7 7.1-10.6 598 46.1 42.7-49.5 195 15.0 12.7-17.5 283 22.4 19.7-25.3 85 7.9 6.2-10.2
$75,000+ 2,033 170 7.5 6.2- 9.1 1,027 49.4 46.7-52.2 326 15.4 13.6-17.4 411 21.9 19.7-24.3 99 5.7 4.6- 7.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,139 311 9.5 8.3-10.9 1,490 45.1 42.8-47.3 450 14.4 12.8-16.0 752 25.7 23.7-27.9 136 5.3 4.3- 6.6
No 5,146 468 7.6 6.8- 8.5 2,345 44.6 42.9-46.3 831 15.7 14.5-17.0 1,164 24.4 22.9-26.1 338 7.7 6.8- 8.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,443 159 10.1 8.3-12.2 696 48.0 44.8-51.4 190 12.7 10.7-15.0 335 24.6 21.8-27.6 63 4.6 3.4- 6.2
Non-Veteran 6,925 632 7.8 7.1- 8.6 3,173 44.0 42.5-45.5 1,099 15.8 14.7-16.9 1,606 25.0 23.7-26.4 415 7.4 6.6- 8.3

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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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