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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 2,029 1,050 50.7 47.8-53.6 472 24.7 22.2-27.4 59 2.9 2.1- 4.1 147 7.2 5.8- 8.9 301 14.4 12.6-16.6
GENDER
Male 865 503 56.9 52.6-61.2 156 19.2 15.9-23.0 23 2.0 1.3- 3.2 66 7.6 5.6-10.4 117 14.3 11.5-17.6
Female 1,164 547 44.1 40.4-47.9 316 30.5 26.9-34.4 36 3.9 2.6- 6.0 81 6.8 5.2- 8.8 184 14.6 12.3-17.3
RACE
White 1,639 881 53.4 50.2-56.5 338 20.7 18.2-23.4 43 2.9 2.0- 4.3 120 7.4 5.9- 9.1 257 15.7 13.5-18.1
African American 282 124 45.9 38.4-53.7 91 32.9 25.9-40.6 13 3.3 1.6- 6.5 20 6.9 3.6-12.9 34 11.0 7.3-16.3
Other Minorities 103 42 37.9 27.0-50.0 42 41.0 29.3-53.8 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 7 6.7 2.8-15.4 10 12.3 5.9-23.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 69 25 33.8 21.3-49.0 33 46.4 31.5-62.0 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 3 3.8 1.0-13.6 7 14.6 6.2-30.3
Non-Hispanic 1,953 1,024 51.7 48.8-54.7 438 23.5 21.0-26.2 58 3.0 2.2- 4.2 143 7.4 6.0- 9.1 290 14.3 12.4-16.4
AGE
40-44 288 165 55.0 47.8-61.9 62 24.5 18.7-31.3 10 3.0 1.5- 5.7 10 3.0 1.5- 5.7 41 14.6 10.3-20.3
45-54 636 284 44.0 39.0-49.1 181 29.1 24.6-34.2 13 2.5 1.3- 4.9 56 9.4 6.7-13.0 102 15.0 11.9-18.7
55-64 562 267 48.3 43.1-53.7 151 26.8 22.3-31.9 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1 50 8.9 6.3-12.5 80 14.2 10.7-18.7
65-74 333 194 60.6 54.1-66.8 56 15.4 11.4-20.5 8 2.4 1.0- 5.9 24 6.0 3.6- 9.9 51 15.5 11.3-20.9
75+ 193 129 66.5 57.4-74.5 19 8.7 5.1-14.5 14 10.8 5.7-19.6 7 4.7 2.1-10.1 24 9.3 6.0-14.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 132 45.3 37.1-53.7 90 35.5 27.6-44.2 13 4.8 2.1-10.6 17 5.3 2.9- 9.3 30 9.2 5.6-14.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 631 297 43.7 38.5-49.1 165 29.0 24.3-34.2 14 2.2 1.2- 3.8 45 7.4 4.8-11.2 110 17.7 14.0-22.1
Some Post-H.S. 526 262 48.2 42.7-53.8 124 25.9 21.0-31.5 17 3.3 1.8- 6.0 42 8.4 5.8-12.1 81 14.1 10.9-18.1
College Graduate 583 354 62.3 57.3-67.1 92 14.5 11.3-18.3 15 2.7 1.5- 5.0 43 7.0 4.9- 9.9 79 13.5 10.3-17.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 87 29.0 22.0-37.2 117 56.1 47.5-64.3 13 5.0 2.6- 9.4 4 3.0 1.0- 8.6 24 6.9 4.1-11.2
$15,000- 24,999 337 142 40.2 32.9-47.9 125 40.4 33.0-48.3 10 3.8 1.7- 8.2 16 3.9 2.1- 7.3 44 11.8 7.8-17.4
$25,000- 34,999 215 106 46.7 38.5-55.0 60 32.8 25.3-41.4 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2 20 7.3 4.4-11.8 26 12.1 7.8-18.3
$35,000- 49,999 297 165 54.2 46.4-61.8 55 20.1 14.6-27.1 9 2.8 1.2- 6.0 27 10.5 6.0-17.8 41 12.3 8.4-17.8
$50,000-74,999 255 133 49.0 41.4-56.7 33 16.1 10.9-23.0 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7 26 12.5 8.0-19.0 54 20.1 14.7-26.9
$75,000+ 402 260 64.6 58.6-70.2 30 7.5 4.7-11.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 33 7.9 5.3-11.7 73 18.4 14.1-23.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 765 315 38.7 34.1-43.5 259 36.0 31.4-40.9 35 4.8 3.0- 7.5 43 5.2 3.5- 7.5 113 15.4 12.1-19.4
No 1,236 719 57.2 53.6-60.8 208 18.8 15.9-22.0 23 1.8 1.2- 2.9 103 8.5 6.6-10.8 183 13.7 11.5-16.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 287 169 56.0 48.4-63.3 53 22.4 16.4-29.9 7 2.2 0.9- 5.1 19 7.1 4.2-11.7 39 12.3 8.2-18.0
Non-Veteran 1,739 878 49.7 46.6-52.9 419 25.1 22.4-28.0 52 3.1 2.2- 4.4 128 7.2 5.8- 9.1 262 14.9 12.8-17.2

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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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