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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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

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
-New Hanover County 105 59 58.5 47.4-68.8 19 15.7 9.5-24.8 5 6.4 2.4-16.0 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8 16 15.1 8.5-25.3
GENDER
Male 49 28 54.4 38.8-69.1 6 13.2 5.7-27.7 2 7.7 2.0-25.8 4 6.4 2.3-16.4 9 18.4 8.6-35.1
Female 56 31 63.4 48.8-75.9 13 18.8 10.2-31.9 3 4.8 1.4-15.0 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1 7 11.2 5.0-23.2
RACE
White 87 52 62.9 50.9-73.5 16 16.5 9.5-27.0 4 7.2 2.5-19.1 3 2.7 0.8- 8.5 12 10.7 5.8-19.1
Other 17 6 37.3 16.1-64.9 3 13.2 3.7-37.2 1 3.4 0.5-21.3 3 11.4 3.1-33.7 4 34.8 13.0-65.7
AGE
40-44 17 11 66.7 38.9-86.3 1 2.4 0.3-15.9 1 4.8 0.7-27.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 26.1 8.8-56.4
45+ 88 48 56.1 44.3-67.3 18 19.6 11.9-30.6 4 6.9 2.3-19.1 6 5.5 2.3-12.5 12 11.9 6.3-21.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 29 16 56.4 35.6-75.2 6 13.1 5.5-28.0 2 11.9 2.6-41.1 2 7.0 1.6-25.7 3 11.6 3.3-33.4
Some College + 76 43 59.2 46.2-71.0 13 16.6 9.2-28.0 3 4.6 1.3-15.0 4 3.4 1.2- 9.4 13 16.3 8.5-28.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 44 18 48.1 31.4-65.4 15 30.0 17.1-47.2 2 7.8 1.6-30.1 2 3.3 0.7-13.0 7 10.8 4.8-22.4
$50,000+ 47 32 65.4 48.5-79.1 2 4.8 1.2-18.0 3 6.9 1.9-21.5 3 4.9 1.5-15.3 7 18.0 7.9-36.0

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This question was asked of those who have not visited 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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