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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 297 28 8.4 5.0-13.8 129 37.3 30.9-44.1 37 11.1 7.7-15.7 78 32.4 25.6-39.9 25 10.8 6.8-16.7
GENDER
Male 110 9 4.9 2.4- 9.9 44 35.6 25.5-47.1 10 7.3 3.9-13.5 36 39.6 28.2-52.3 11 12.6 6.5-23.1
Female 187 19 11.4 6.0-20.8 85 38.8 31.2-47.0 27 14.4 9.3-21.5 42 26.1 19.3-34.2 14 9.3 4.9-17.0
RACE
White 258 28 10.4 6.2-16.9 114 38.9 32.2-45.9 32 12.7 8.7-18.1 63 26.6 20.9-33.3 21 11.4 7.0-18.2
Other 39 0 0.0 . - . 15 30.8 16.1-50.7 5 4.5 1.6-12.0 15 56.3 35.9-74.8 4 8.4 2.5-24.8
AGE
40-44 30 2 12.0 2.3-44.7 8 26.4 12.0-48.5 5 13.9 5.5-30.9 10 30.0 15.4-50.2 5 17.8 6.7-39.4
45+ 267 26 7.6 5.0-11.5 121 39.6 32.9-46.8 32 10.5 7.1-15.3 68 32.9 25.6-41.1 20 9.4 5.5-15.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 142 11 5.7 3.0-10.7 59 32.4 24.0-42.0 16 8.0 4.5-13.9 41 38.3 27.8-50.0 15 15.6 8.7-26.3
Some College + 155 17 11.0 5.4-20.9 70 42.0 33.0-51.5 21 14.0 8.8-21.6 37 26.7 19.2-35.9 10 6.3 3.2-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 161 16 8.3 4.9-13.8 64 31.9 24.7-40.2 22 12.4 7.6-19.5 45 35.5 26.8-45.4 14 11.8 6.3-21.0
$50,000+ 92 7 5.3 2.4-11.2 42 43.5 32.2-55.4 10 11.0 5.8-19.9 25 28.0 19.1-39.0 8 12.2 5.6-24.6

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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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