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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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

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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
-WHITES 3,531 1,861 52.7 50.5-54.8 795 22.8 21.0-24.7 107 3.0 2.4- 3.9 252 7.0 6.0- 8.1 516 14.5 13.1-16.1
GENDER
Males 1,513 905 58.7 55.5-61.8 258 17.9 15.6-20.6 38 2.3 1.6- 3.4 114 7.7 6.2- 9.6 198 13.3 11.3-15.7
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 11 28.6 14.4-48.7 14 54.7 33.8-74.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 16.7 6.0-38.9
Non-Hispanic 3,494 1,846 52.9 50.7-55.0 781 22.6 20.8-24.4 107 3.1 2.4- 3.9 251 7.0 6.1- 8.2 509 14.5 13.0-16.0
AGE
40-44 438 256 58.6 52.9-64.0 95 21.4 17.0-26.5 12 2.9 1.6- 5.3 23 4.2 2.7- 6.4 52 13.0 9.5-17.5
45-54 1,018 452 45.6 41.8-49.5 294 28.0 24.7-31.5 31 3.1 1.9- 5.0 79 8.0 6.1-10.2 162 15.2 12.7-18.2
55-64 1,064 514 49.8 46.0-53.6 286 25.7 22.5-29.2 24 2.0 1.2- 3.2 82 8.0 6.2-10.4 158 14.5 12.1-17.4
65-74 642 395 61.6 57.0-66.0 91 13.5 10.6-17.0 17 2.5 1.4- 4.2 48 7.1 5.1- 9.9 91 15.3 12.2-19.1
75+ 350 233 67.0 60.7-72.8 23 5.7 3.4- 9.5 23 8.0 4.8-13.0 20 6.2 3.8-10.0 51 13.1 9.6-17.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 498 233 43.9 38.3-49.8 152 35.1 29.5-41.1 19 4.7 2.4- 9.1 29 5.3 3.5- 8.1 65 10.9 8.2-14.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,117 559 47.6 43.8-51.4 279 27.0 23.7-30.6 25 1.9 1.2- 3.0 82 7.2 5.5- 9.3 172 16.4 13.6-19.5
Some Post-H.S. 920 477 52.0 47.9-56.1 219 23.3 20.0-27.0 29 3.6 2.4- 5.5 67 7.5 5.6-10.0 128 13.6 11.1-16.5
College Graduate 988 586 62.0 58.1-65.7 144 12.9 10.6-15.6 34 3.0 1.9- 4.6 73 7.2 5.5- 9.3 151 15.0 12.3-18.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 438 168 33.9 28.4-39.9 201 52.0 45.6-58.2 13 3.3 1.7- 6.3 13 3.1 1.6- 6.1 43 7.7 5.3-11.0
$15,000- 24,999 570 235 38.4 33.4-43.6 213 41.3 36.1-46.7 16 3.9 1.9- 7.6 33 4.9 3.2- 7.3 73 11.6 8.7-15.4
$25,000- 34,999 367 186 48.0 41.6-54.5 85 27.6 21.9-34.2 9 2.3 1.0- 5.0 30 7.7 5.1-11.5 57 14.3 10.6-19.0
$35,000- 49,999 535 306 56.1 50.8-61.3 99 21.3 17.2-26.2 19 2.7 1.5- 4.9 47 8.1 5.9-11.2 64 11.7 8.6-15.6
$50,000-74,999 505 282 52.3 46.8-57.6 68 15.1 11.5-19.6 21 4.1 2.6- 6.5 47 9.8 6.9-13.6 87 18.7 14.6-23.6
$75,000+ 660 426 64.9 60.3-69.2 49 7.6 5.4-10.5 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2 51 8.0 5.8-10.9 122 18.0 14.7-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,388 585 40.7 37.3-44.1 452 33.4 30.2-36.9 60 4.7 3.3- 6.6 85 6.0 4.5- 7.8 206 15.3 12.8-18.1
No 2,101 1,253 59.6 56.9-62.2 332 16.6 14.6-18.7 44 1.9 1.3- 2.7 164 7.7 6.4- 9.2 308 14.3 12.5-16.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 569 362 59.0 53.7-64.2 81 16.6 12.8-21.4 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2 37 7.9 5.4-11.3 68 12.7 9.4-16.9
Non-Veteran 2,959 1,496 51.4 49.0-53.7 714 24.0 22.1-26.1 86 2.9 2.2- 3.8 215 6.8 5.8- 8.0 448 14.9 13.3-16.6

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting an eyecare 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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