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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 132 64 45.4 35.1-56.2 36 27.5 19.5-37.4 8 4.8 2.0-10.7 5 2.9 1.2- 6.9 19 19.4 10.8-32.2
GENDER
Male 57 31 49.3 33.2-65.6 10 18.7 9.5-33.6 3 5.2 1.4-17.1 2 2.1 0.5- 8.3 11 24.7 11.4-45.5
Female 75 33 41.0 29.2-53.9 26 37.8 26.2-50.9 5 4.3 1.6-10.9 3 3.8 1.2-11.5 8 13.2 6.1-26.1
RACE
White 105 55 49.1 38.2-60.0 26 28.1 19.2-39.0 5 4.5 1.5-12.9 4 3.4 1.2- 8.9 15 15.0 8.7-24.5
Other 27 9 36.6 17.2-61.7 10 26.3 11.8-48.9 3 5.4 1.6-17.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.9 4 29.9 9.9-62.3
AGE
40-44 17 9 54.3 29.5-77.2 5 27.6 11.2-53.6 1 8.8 1.2-42.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.3 2.2-31.2
45+ 114 54 43.3 32.3-55.0 31 27.6 18.8-38.6 7 3.9 1.7- 8.7 5 3.5 1.4- 8.5 17 21.6 11.7-36.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 72 35 44.0 30.1-58.9 19 27.8 16.9-42.0 4 3.4 1.2- 9.6 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 13 24.0 11.4-43.5
Some College + 60 29 47.4 33.2-62.1 17 27.2 16.6-41.3 4 6.6 1.9-20.2 4 5.6 2.1-14.5 6 13.1 5.7-27.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 85 39 42.5 30.4-55.6 25 31.8 21.2-44.8 6 6.7 2.6-16.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 14 18.1 10.2-30.1
$50,000+ 29 15 48.8 30.8-67.1 7 29.1 14.6-49.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 2 5.5 1.4-19.8 4 15.4 5.9-34.6

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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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