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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 350 35 8.7 6.0-12.6 163 43.8 37.9-49.9 45 12.2 8.9-16.5 84 26.4 21.3-32.2 23 8.9 5.5-14.0
GENDER
Male 141 13 7.8 4.3-13.9 68 44.6 35.8-53.7 14 10.8 6.2-18.2 37 29.4 21.6-38.7 9 7.4 3.8-14.1
Female 209 22 9.6 5.9-15.4 95 43.0 35.5-51.0 31 13.6 9.4-19.3 47 23.4 17.3-30.7 14 10.3 5.3-19.1
RACE
White 280 23 6.9 4.3-10.9 140 46.8 40.3-53.4 37 13.0 9.2-18.0 67 28.3 22.5-34.8 13 5.1 2.8- 9.1
Other 70 12 14.0 7.4-25.0 23 35.4 23.5-49.5 8 10.0 4.5-20.7 17 21.0 11.8-34.7 10 19.6 9.9-35.1
AGE
40-44 56 6 10.9 4.6-23.5 14 23.0 13.4-36.5 8 15.6 7.6-29.3 19 33.4 21.7-47.5 9 17.1 8.3-32.1
45+ 294 29 8.1 5.3-12.2 149 49.5 42.8-56.1 37 11.3 8.0-15.7 65 24.5 19.0-30.9 14 6.7 3.5-12.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 10 15.1 7.4-28.3 31 33.7 22.6-47.0 8 16.0 7.7-30.3 12 16.4 8.7-28.9 8 18.8 8.4-36.9
Some College + 280 25 7.0 4.5-10.8 131 46.4 39.8-53.1 37 11.2 8.0-15.6 72 29.0 23.1-35.7 15 6.3 3.7-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 117 17 14.2 8.3-23.2 49 39.0 28.8-50.2 13 8.6 4.8-14.9 31 26.1 17.9-36.4 7 12.1 5.0-26.7
$50,000+ 191 13 6.4 3.4-11.8 96 47.2 39.4-55.2 27 14.0 9.3-20.4 41 24.5 18.0-32.5 14 7.8 4.5-13.4

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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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