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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 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
AGE
40-44 184 118 63.9 55.3-71.7 28 17.2 11.4-25.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 15 5.5 3.2- 9.2 22 13.0 8.1-20.1
45-54 444 229 52.9 47.2-58.6 102 22.0 17.7-27.0 10 1.9 0.9- 4.0 35 8.3 5.7-12.0 68 14.8 11.2-19.4
55-64 468 266 56.4 50.8-61.9 89 18.6 14.7-23.4 12 2.5 1.3- 4.9 43 10.1 7.1-14.3 58 12.3 9.0-16.5
65-74 270 189 67.0 59.9-73.5 30 12.1 8.0-17.8 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 14 5.6 3.0-10.4 32 13.5 9.1-19.5
75+ 142 99 68.8 59.0-77.2 9 6.0 2.7-12.6 10 10.5 5.4-19.5 7 5.6 2.4-12.6 17 9.1 5.4-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 231 114 49.5 41.5-57.6 63 30.9 23.8-39.2 6 2.1 0.9- 5.1 15 6.0 3.3-10.7 33 11.3 7.7-16.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 477 286 55.8 49.9-61.5 84 19.4 15.1-24.6 8 1.5 0.7- 3.1 34 7.5 5.0-11.1 65 15.8 11.8-20.8
Some Post-H.S. 325 196 58.4 51.5-65.0 52 16.5 11.9-22.6 12 4.7 2.6- 8.7 21 8.6 5.2-13.8 44 11.7 8.3-16.2
College Graduate 478 307 64.9 59.5-70.0 59 12.3 9.1-16.3 12 1.8 0.9- 3.7 44 8.1 5.7-11.4 56 12.8 9.4-17.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 60 36.6 27.3-46.9 68 50.8 40.0-61.5 5 2.4 0.9- 6.3 4 2.9 0.8-10.0 13 7.3 3.8-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 242 120 46.5 38.8-54.5 69 32.3 25.2-40.3 8 4.3 1.9- 9.3 14 5.0 2.6- 9.3 31 11.9 7.6-18.0
$25,000- 34,999 171 99 52.8 43.6-61.8 32 24.4 16.9-33.9 3 2.6 0.8- 7.9 12 7.8 4.2-14.2 25 12.3 7.9-18.8
$35,000- 49,999 243 148 58.2 50.4-65.7 42 18.2 13.1-24.8 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 20 8.7 5.3-13.7 28 13.6 8.7-20.5
$50,000-74,999 253 159 54.2 46.4-61.8 19 11.7 7.1-18.6 9 3.1 1.6- 6.1 28 12.4 8.0-18.6 38 18.5 12.9-26.0
$75,000+ 327 237 73.7 67.6-79.1 14 4.3 2.3- 7.7 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 28 8.2 5.2-12.5 44 13.2 9.3-18.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 577 288 47.2 42.0-52.5 155 28.7 24.2-33.8 19 3.0 1.7- 5.0 37 6.7 4.4-10.0 78 14.4 10.8-18.9
No 917 604 64.9 60.9-68.6 100 12.0 9.5-15.1 18 1.8 1.1- 2.9 76 8.5 6.6-10.9 119 12.9 10.5-15.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 532 343 59.2 53.7-64.5 72 16.1 12.1-21.0 17 3.6 2.1- 6.2 36 8.2 5.6-11.8 64 12.9 9.5-17.4
Non-Veteran 978 559 58.3 54.4-62.1 186 18.8 16.0-22.1 21 1.8 1.1- 2.9 78 7.6 5.8- 9.8 134 13.5 11.1-16.4

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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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