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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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

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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 12,213 1,586 12.0 11.3-12.8 6,284 50.2 49.0-51.4 1,917 15.9 15.1-16.8 2,249 19.8 18.9-20.8 177 2.1 1.7- 2.5
-Piedmont NC 5,812 768 11.9 10.9-13.1 3,056 51.1 49.4-52.8 869 15.4 14.2-16.7 1,034 19.5 18.1-20.9 85 2.1 1.6- 2.7
GENDER
Male 2,225 278 11.8 10.2-13.6 1,099 48.1 45.4-50.9 323 15.1 13.2-17.2 476 22.7 20.4-25.0 49 2.4 1.7- 3.3
Female 3,587 490 12.1 10.8-13.5 1,957 53.8 51.6-55.9 546 15.7 14.2-17.3 558 16.7 15.0-18.4 36 1.8 1.1- 2.8
RACE
White 4,846 644 11.9 10.8-13.1 2,587 52.4 50.6-54.3 732 15.5 14.2-16.9 828 18.8 17.3-20.3 55 1.3 1.0- 1.9
African American 759 98 12.5 9.8-15.8 392 49.7 45.0-54.5 115 16.3 12.9-20.3 149 20.8 17.1-25.0 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Other Minorities 194 24 10.4 6.4-16.4 69 36.5 27.8-46.0 20 10.9 6.4-18.0 56 26.1 19.2-34.5 25 16.1 10.0-24.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 130 13 6.9 3.6-12.9 48 32.9 22.9-44.7 13 11.6 5.8-22.0 35 26.2 17.8-36.9 21 22.3 13.2-35.2
Non-Hispanic 5,672 754 12.1 11.1-13.3 3,002 51.6 49.9-53.4 855 15.6 14.3-16.9 997 19.3 17.9-20.7 64 1.4 1.0- 1.9
AGE
40-44 632 62 10.7 8.1-14.0 295 45.9 41.2-50.7 98 15.4 12.4-19.1 152 24.4 20.4-28.8 25 3.6 2.3- 5.5
45-54 1,483 168 10.6 8.8-12.8 687 46.3 42.9-49.6 257 17.4 14.9-20.1 335 22.7 20.0-25.5 36 3.1 1.9- 4.8
55-64 1,558 190 11.2 9.4-13.2 801 51.5 48.3-54.7 253 16.2 14.0-18.7 295 19.6 17.1-22.3 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6
65-74 1,215 168 12.6 10.4-15.0 714 60.1 56.7-63.5 160 13.0 10.9-15.5 169 13.9 11.7-16.5 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3
75+ 924 180 18.3 15.4-21.6 559 60.4 56.3-64.5 101 11.2 8.9-14.1 83 10.0 7.5-13.1 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 731 81 8.2 6.2-10.7 372 46.1 41.1-51.1 85 11.6 8.7-15.5 169 27.1 22.7-32.1 24 7.0 4.1-11.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,680 214 11.7 9.8-13.9 839 46.8 43.5-50.0 273 18.2 15.6-21.1 325 21.2 18.5-24.1 29 2.2 1.4- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,486 196 11.4 9.6-13.6 778 53.3 49.9-56.7 263 17.2 14.9-19.8 233 16.6 14.2-19.3 16 1.4 0.8- 2.6
College Graduate 1,907 276 13.7 11.9-15.8 1,062 54.5 51.6-57.3 247 13.1 11.3-15.1 306 17.8 15.7-20.2 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 577 73 11.1 8.1-15.0 267 44.3 38.7-50.1 76 14.8 10.9-19.7 148 25.6 21.0-30.8 13 4.2 2.3- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 899 111 10.0 7.9-12.6 448 44.6 40.1-49.2 121 15.6 12.4-19.4 198 25.5 21.6-30.0 21 4.2 2.1- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 572 80 12.9 9.8-16.8 273 47.7 42.2-53.3 107 18.3 14.6-22.6 100 18.1 14.4-22.4 12 3.0 1.5- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 768 97 12.4 9.6-16.0 378 46.4 41.7-51.1 144 18.6 15.1-22.7 140 21.0 17.1-25.4 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 801 113 12.1 9.7-15.0 436 53.6 49.2-58.1 112 14.0 11.2-17.3 130 19.2 15.8-23.2 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2
$75,000+ 1,396 186 12.9 10.8-15.3 819 57.8 54.5-61.0 191 13.7 11.6-16.1 188 14.5 12.4-17.0 12 1.1 0.6- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,238 303 12.1 10.5-14.0 1,184 51.4 48.6-54.3 314 15.1 13.1-17.4 415 20.3 18.0-22.8 22 1.1 0.6- 1.7
No 3,502 454 11.8 10.5-13.2 1,838 51.1 48.9-53.3 548 15.7 14.2-17.3 602 19.0 17.3-20.8 60 2.5 1.8- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 920 139 14.8 12.0-18.1 494 51.9 47.6-56.1 125 14.8 11.9-18.2 158 18.3 15.2-21.9 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8
Non-Veteran 4,889 629 11.4 10.3-12.5 2,562 50.9 49.1-52.8 744 15.6 14.2-17.0 874 19.7 18.2-21.3 80 2.4 1.8- 3.2

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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.

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.

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