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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 106 52 49.7 38.7-60.8 30 24.8 16.7-35.1 3 4.1 1.3-12.2 9 9.7 4.6-19.2 12 11.7 6.2-21.0
GENDER
Male 43 20 50.9 34.3-67.3 10 17.0 8.0-32.7 3 7.7 2.4-21.8 5 12.9 4.9-29.7 5 11.5 4.3-27.3
Female 63 32 48.3 34.9-62.0 20 33.7 21.9-48.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 5.9 2.0-16.0 7 12.1 5.5-24.5
RACE
White 94 45 47.6 36.1-59.3 28 25.4 17.1-36.1 2 3.4 0.8-12.9 8 11.3 5.3-22.5 11 12.3 6.3-22.7
Other 11 6 56.5 25.2-83.3 2 23.5 5.4-62.2 1 8.3 1.1-42.1 1 2.1 0.3-14.7 1 9.7 1.3-46.3
AGE
40-44 19 14 72.7 47.7-88.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.1 1.0-36.8 4 20.2 7.5-44.2
45+ 85 37 41.1 29.4-53.9 29 33.5 22.8-46.1 3 5.6 1.8-16.3 8 10.7 4.8-22.3 8 9.1 3.9-19.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 41 22 56.9 39.0-73.2 13 26.9 14.2-45.0 2 7.9 2.0-26.6 3 4.7 1.5-14.0 1 3.6 0.5-21.8
Some College + 64 29 43.9 30.4-58.4 17 24.0 14.3-37.4 1 1.8 0.3-11.7 6 13.1 5.5-28.1 11 17.2 8.9-30.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 48 20 41.9 26.3-59.3 20 39.1 24.3-56.3 3 9.5 3.0-26.1 3 5.3 1.6-16.2 2 4.1 0.7-19.8
$50,000+ 40 21 56.0 38.7-71.9 5 10.3 4.0-23.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 15.4 5.7-35.3 9 18.3 9.1-33.4

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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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