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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 139 73 50.0 40.5-59.5 30 22.3 14.9-32.1 3 2.1 0.7- 6.5 9 5.9 3.0-11.5 24 19.6 13.1-28.4
GENDER
Male 61 33 52.6 39.2-65.7 8 13.7 6.6-26.4 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 5 7.5 3.0-17.3 14 25.0 15.1-38.6
Female 78 40 47.1 34.1-60.6 22 31.9 19.9-47.0 2 3.2 0.8-12.2 4 4.2 1.5-11.1 10 13.6 6.9-25.0
RACE
White 103 55 51.4 40.8-61.9 19 15.4 9.4-24.1 3 3.1 1.0- 9.4 7 7.1 3.3-14.8 19 23.0 14.9-33.7
Other 36 18 47.1 28.7-66.2 11 37.1 20.0-58.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.3 0.8-12.8 5 12.5 4.5-30.3
AGE
40-44 24 11 48.9 28.3-69.9 6 25.6 11.4-48.1 1 3.7 0.5-22.1 0 0.0 . - . 6 21.8 9.5-42.4
45+ 113 61 50.4 39.9-60.9 23 21.0 12.9-32.4 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 9 7.9 4.0-15.1 18 19.1 11.8-29.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 17 45.5 27.3-65.1 7 28.5 13.1-51.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.2 10 24.0 11.8-42.6
Some College + 104 56 52.0 41.4-62.5 23 19.6 12.4-29.4 3 3.1 1.0- 9.3 8 7.7 3.7-15.3 14 17.6 10.6-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 29 45.0 30.2-60.6 16 32.0 18.3-49.6 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 5 6.2 2.4-14.8 8 15.3 7.1-29.9
$50,000+ 56 29 48.8 35.0-62.8 8 12.4 5.6-25.1 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 4 8.1 3.0-20.0 14 28.5 17.3-43.3

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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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