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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 1,953 179 8.2 6.9- 9.6 834 41.1 38.5-43.8 295 15.5 13.6-17.5 514 27.6 25.2-30.1 131 7.7 6.4- 9.3
GENDER
Male 740 52 5.9 4.3- 8.1 304 41.1 36.8-45.5 107 12.9 10.4-15.8 214 30.8 26.7-35.2 63 9.4 7.1-12.2
Female 1,213 127 10.0 8.2-12.1 530 41.1 37.9-44.4 188 17.6 15.0-20.5 300 24.9 22.2-27.9 68 6.4 4.8- 8.3
RACE
White 1,854 174 8.5 7.1-10.0 794 41.3 38.6-44.0 288 16.1 14.2-18.3 481 26.7 24.3-29.2 117 7.4 6.1- 9.1
African American 49 4 6.2 2.1-17.2 21 49.1 33.0-65.4 2 2.3 0.5- 8.9 17 35.7 21.8-52.5 5 6.7 2.6-16.4
Other Minorities 45 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 15 23.4 11.9-40.9 4 7.7 2.6-21.0 16 49.5 28.2-71.1 9 18.3 8.2-36.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 2 7.4 1.5-29.0 2 10.1 1.9-40.0 1 1.7 0.2-12.4 8 62.4 28.9-87.2 4 18.4 4.9-50.0
Non-Hispanic 1,932 176 8.2 6.9- 9.6 830 41.5 38.8-44.2 293 15.7 13.8-17.8 506 27.1 24.8-29.6 127 7.6 6.2- 9.2
AGE
40-44 168 7 3.4 1.5- 7.2 52 30.6 23.0-39.4 22 13.9 9.0-20.9 55 35.8 27.3-45.2 32 16.4 11.2-23.2
45-54 443 27 5.8 3.8- 8.7 142 33.8 28.7-39.3 78 18.5 14.5-23.3 148 30.7 26.1-35.8 48 11.3 8.3-15.2
55-64 568 47 8.1 5.8-11.1 215 38.9 34.4-43.6 100 16.1 13.0-19.7 172 31.1 26.8-35.7 34 5.9 4.1- 8.4
65-74 452 45 10.4 7.4-14.4 252 54.0 48.6-59.3 60 13.4 10.2-17.4 89 20.9 16.8-25.7 6 1.3 0.6- 2.9
75+ 322 53 16.5 12.3-21.6 173 55.2 48.7-61.5 35 12.1 8.3-17.5 50 13.6 9.7-18.6 11 2.6 1.4- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 283 27 7.4 4.8-11.2 107 37.0 30.2-44.4 38 13.4 9.4-18.9 85 30.9 24.6-38.0 26 11.2 7.4-16.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 588 43 6.1 4.3- 8.6 238 38.2 33.3-43.3 79 13.0 10.1-16.5 178 33.1 28.2-38.5 50 9.6 7.0-12.9
Some Post-H.S. 493 48 8.2 6.0-11.1 220 43.2 38.2-48.4 67 14.9 11.3-19.3 122 25.6 21.4-30.4 36 8.1 5.5-11.6
College Graduate 587 61 10.4 7.8-13.8 269 44.1 39.4-48.9 111 19.2 15.6-23.3 128 22.3 18.5-26.5 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 224 17 6.2 3.4-11.0 81 32.0 25.2-39.6 29 12.2 8.0-18.1 78 38.4 30.8-46.6 19 11.2 6.8-17.9
$15,000- 24,999 349 28 6.9 4.4-10.8 138 38.8 32.2-45.8 47 11.8 8.6-16.1 109 34.5 27.7-42.0 27 7.9 5.1-12.1
$25,000- 34,999 230 20 6.4 4.0-10.2 97 37.1 30.5-44.2 37 16.8 12.0-23.1 59 29.8 23.3-37.2 17 9.9 5.8-16.3
$35,000- 49,999 307 24 5.7 3.7- 8.8 127 38.5 32.0-45.4 53 15.5 11.3-20.9 83 32.9 26.6-39.8 20 7.4 4.6-11.8
$50,000-74,999 269 33 10.8 7.4-15.4 129 49.4 42.4-56.3 39 16.3 11.5-22.6 50 16.2 12.1-21.4 18 7.3 4.4-11.9
$75,000+ 317 26 8.9 5.8-13.5 148 44.6 38.3-51.0 53 18.2 13.5-24.1 76 22.7 17.7-28.5 14 5.7 3.3- 9.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 807 83 9.5 7.4-12.1 359 42.3 38.3-46.5 101 13.2 10.6-16.3 217 27.7 24.1-31.6 47 7.3 5.3- 9.9
No 1,118 91 7.2 5.7- 9.1 468 40.7 37.2-44.2 188 16.8 14.3-19.6 288 27.4 24.2-30.9 83 7.9 6.2-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 311 33 10.0 6.8-14.6 149 47.2 40.7-53.7 39 11.8 8.3-16.4 76 26.4 20.8-32.8 14 4.6 2.6- 8.0
Non-Veteran 1,641 146 7.8 6.5- 9.4 684 39.9 37.0-42.8 256 16.2 14.1-18.5 438 27.8 25.2-30.6 117 8.3 6.8-10.2

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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