SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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.

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Piedmont NC 4,889 471 8.6 7.6- 9.7 2,253 43.1 41.3-44.9 702 14.1 12.9-15.5 1,129 25.3 23.6-27.0 334 8.9 7.7-10.1
GENDER
Male 1,843 169 8.7 7.1-10.5 784 40.2 37.4-43.1 249 13.6 11.6-15.8 488 28.0 25.3-30.8 153 9.6 7.9-11.5
Female 3,046 302 8.6 7.4- 9.9 1,469 45.6 43.4-48.0 453 14.6 13.1-16.3 641 22.9 21.0-25.0 181 8.2 6.8-10.0
RACE
White 4,130 394 8.1 7.1- 9.2 1,955 45.4 43.5-47.4 599 14.4 13.1-15.8 946 25.4 23.6-27.2 236 6.7 5.8- 7.9
African American 580 57 10.4 7.6-14.1 241 37.6 32.6-42.8 87 14.2 10.8-18.5 138 25.1 20.6-30.2 57 12.7 9.3-17.1
Other Minorities 167 19 10.9 6.4-17.8 51 27.9 19.9-37.6 14 9.6 4.9-17.9 42 24.6 17.4-33.4 41 27.1 18.9-37.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 116 11 7.6 3.9-14.5 33 22.4 13.9-34.1 12 11.1 5.0-23.0 29 26.1 17.0-37.7 31 32.8 21.6-46.3
Non-Hispanic 4,764 460 8.7 7.7- 9.8 2,215 43.8 41.9-45.6 689 14.2 13.0-15.6 1,098 25.3 23.6-27.0 302 8.0 7.0- 9.2
AGE
40-44 586 34 6.8 4.6- 9.9 211 34.9 30.4-39.7 81 12.7 9.9-16.2 165 29.0 24.7-33.7 95 16.7 13.3-20.8
45-54 1,327 103 7.9 6.1-10.1 502 36.4 33.1-39.8 209 14.9 12.6-17.5 375 29.1 26.0-32.5 138 11.8 9.5-14.4
55-64 1,283 112 7.9 6.4- 9.9 584 45.7 42.2-49.2 226 17.4 14.9-20.2 299 24.0 21.2-27.1 62 4.9 3.6- 6.8
65-74 947 98 9.2 7.3-11.7 522 56.0 52.1-59.9 115 11.5 9.3-14.2 189 20.6 17.6-24.1 23 2.6 1.6- 4.3
75+ 746 124 15.0 12.1-18.4 434 57.6 52.9-62.2 71 10.2 7.7-13.5 101 15.0 11.7-19.0 16 2.1 1.1- 4.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 559 46 5.6 3.9- 8.0 250 36.3 31.2-41.7 62 11.4 8.2-15.8 142 30.2 25.0-36.0 59 16.5 11.6-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,354 122 8.7 6.8-11.1 582 37.8 34.5-41.3 194 14.6 12.1-17.6 323 26.3 23.1-29.7 133 12.5 10.2-15.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,269 116 7.7 6.1- 9.7 584 45.2 41.5-48.9 205 14.5 12.3-17.0 294 25.4 22.2-28.9 70 7.3 5.4- 9.7
College Graduate 1,703 186 10.0 8.3-11.9 835 47.3 44.3-50.4 241 14.3 12.3-16.5 370 23.2 20.7-25.9 71 5.2 4.0- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 37 6.0 3.9- 9.2 170 34.2 28.2-40.7 54 14.0 9.9-19.5 135 34.2 28.1-40.9 35 11.5 7.5-17.3
$15,000- 24,999 703 66 7.6 5.6-10.2 306 36.8 32.2-41.7 92 14.7 11.3-18.8 174 27.2 22.8-32.1 65 13.7 9.9-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 464 48 10.8 7.5-15.3 196 40.7 35.0-46.7 75 13.1 10.0-17.1 104 24.5 19.7-29.9 41 10.9 7.5-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 647 65 10.2 7.3-14.1 271 36.3 31.7-41.2 106 16.3 12.9-20.4 167 27.3 22.9-32.3 38 9.8 6.4-14.6
$50,000-74,999 702 66 7.7 5.8-10.2 335 46.2 41.4-51.0 91 12.5 9.8-15.9 156 24.4 20.2-29.1 54 9.2 6.7-12.5
$75,000+ 1,285 119 8.6 6.8-10.8 652 49.1 45.7-52.5 190 14.6 12.4-17.1 256 21.4 18.7-24.4 68 6.3 4.8- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,715 172 9.5 7.8-11.5 804 43.3 40.2-46.5 249 14.9 12.6-17.5 404 25.6 22.9-28.5 86 6.7 5.1- 8.7
No 3,118 293 8.3 7.1- 9.6 1,423 43.1 40.8-45.3 451 13.9 12.4-15.5 708 25.1 23.0-27.2 243 9.7 8.3-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 751 82 11.1 8.3-14.6 356 44.9 40.2-49.6 99 14.1 11.0-17.8 180 24.8 21.0-29.1 34 5.1 3.3- 7.9
Non-Veteran 4,135 389 8.1 7.1- 9.2 1,897 42.8 40.8-44.8 603 14.1 12.8-15.6 948 25.4 23.6-27.3 298 9.6 8.3-11.0

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

^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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 20MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook