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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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

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
-New Hanover County 255 20 8.5 5.2-13.6 130 46.8 39.8-53.8 46 19.3 14.1-25.7 48 21.0 15.6-27.6 11 4.5 2.4- 8.4
GENDER
Male 94 9 9.5 4.5-18.9 33 31.9 22.5-43.0 18 23.6 14.9-35.3 29 29.9 20.5-41.2 5 5.1 2.0-12.7
Female 161 11 7.7 4.0-14.3 97 58.9 49.9-67.3 28 15.7 10.5-23.0 19 13.7 8.4-21.7 6 4.0 1.7- 9.1
RACE
White 226 18 8.9 5.3-14.6 119 48.7 41.3-56.2 41 19.6 14.1-26.5 39 18.6 13.4-25.2 9 4.2 2.1- 8.4
Other 27 2 5.8 1.3-23.3 10 33.4 17.2-54.8 5 18.2 6.5-41.5 8 35.6 17.2-59.4 2 6.9 1.6-25.9
AGE
40-44 26 1 3.1 0.4-19.4 10 39.8 21.3-61.8 4 11.7 3.8-30.5 8 35.4 17.8-58.2 3 9.9 2.8-29.3
45+ 229 19 9.5 5.7-15.3 120 48.1 40.8-55.4 42 20.7 15.0-27.9 40 18.3 13.3-24.7 8 3.5 1.7- 7.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 70 7 13.4 6.3-26.3 34 46.5 33.7-59.8 12 16.0 8.5-27.9 15 22.2 12.9-35.3 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0
Some College + 184 13 6.7 3.5-12.5 95 46.7 38.6-55.0 34 20.6 14.3-28.6 33 20.6 14.4-28.6 9 5.4 2.7-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 105 6 6.3 2.4-15.6 55 49.3 38.1-60.5 16 15.6 8.9-25.9 22 22.7 14.4-34.0 6 6.1 2.6-13.6
$50,000+ 114 9 9.0 4.4-17.5 56 43.4 33.8-53.6 23 21.3 13.7-31.5 21 21.8 14.2-31.9 5 4.5 1.7-11.1

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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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