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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

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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 12,213 1,586 12.0 11.3-12.8 6,284 50.2 49.0-51.4 1,917 15.9 15.1-16.8 2,249 19.8 18.9-20.8 177 2.1 1.7- 2.5
-Western NC 2,340 289 11.4 9.9-13.0 1,114 46.6 44.1-49.1 378 16.9 15.0-18.9 520 22.9 20.8-25.0 39 2.3 1.5- 3.7
GENDER
Male 911 92 9.4 7.4-11.8 412 45.2 41.3-49.2 146 15.5 13.0-18.5 239 26.6 23.3-30.2 22 3.3 1.7- 6.1
Female 1,429 197 13.1 11.1-15.4 702 47.8 44.7-51.0 232 18.0 15.5-20.8 281 19.6 17.3-22.2 17 1.5 0.9- 2.6
RACE
White 2,199 270 11.5 10.0-13.2 1,051 46.9 44.4-49.5 364 17.5 15.6-19.6 482 22.3 20.3-24.5 32 1.7 1.2- 2.6
African American 67 12 14.6 7.8-25.9 29 48.6 34.4-63.0 6 7.7 3.0-18.1 19 28.4 17.2-43.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Other Minorities 67 7 3.2 1.3- 7.6 29 30.1 17.8-46.2 7 8.4 3.3-19.6 18 34.8 19.7-53.7 6 23.5 7.6-53.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 3 7.9 2.2-25.0 4 16.7 5.0-43.5 2 3.0 0.6-12.6 9 31.4 12.3-59.8 4 41.1 13.2-76.1
Non-Hispanic 2,310 284 11.4 9.9-13.0 1,107 47.1 44.6-49.5 375 17.1 15.3-19.1 509 22.7 20.7-24.9 35 1.7 1.2- 2.5
AGE
40-44 179 11 5.2 2.8- 9.6 69 37.7 29.7-46.4 25 15.3 10.1-22.5 60 31.8 24.5-40.2 14 9.9 4.9-19.2
45-54 509 48 9.6 7.0-13.0 195 38.7 33.7-43.9 100 21.7 17.5-26.5 149 27.4 23.2-32.0 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5
55-64 677 73 9.9 7.6-12.7 297 46.2 41.9-50.6 128 18.1 15.0-21.7 172 24.9 21.4-28.9 7 0.9 0.4- 2.1
65-74 552 77 14.0 10.6-18.3 308 55.4 50.4-60.3 83 14.4 11.5-18.0 83 15.9 12.5-20.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
75+ 423 80 19.8 15.4-24.9 245 59.1 53.4-64.6 42 9.8 6.8-13.9 56 11.3 8.3-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 368 51 11.4 7.8-16.3 151 39.6 33.4-46.1 52 15.8 11.8-21.0 105 29.6 24.0-35.9 9 3.6 1.7- 7.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 721 74 9.7 7.4-12.7 335 44.4 39.8-49.1 117 16.9 13.7-20.7 178 24.9 21.2-29.0 17 4.0 1.9- 8.4
Some Post-H.S. 596 73 10.8 8.3-13.9 295 49.3 44.5-54.1 89 16.2 12.7-20.5 133 23.0 19.2-27.3 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6
College Graduate 652 91 13.6 10.8-17.0 332 50.2 45.6-54.7 119 17.8 14.6-21.7 103 17.1 13.9-20.8 7 1.3 0.6- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 312 36 11.7 7.6-17.6 127 36.4 30.0-43.3 42 12.6 8.9-17.5 97 35.1 28.6-42.2 10 4.2 2.0- 8.5
$15,000- 24,999 428 49 10.0 7.2-13.7 188 43.7 37.7-49.9 66 14.6 11.1-18.9 114 26.2 21.3-31.7 11 5.6 2.2-13.7
$25,000- 34,999 276 31 8.5 5.8-12.3 132 44.6 38.1-51.4 50 19.9 14.8-26.1 57 24.7 19.0-31.5 6 2.3 0.9- 5.8
$35,000- 49,999 353 45 10.5 7.4-14.6 166 43.9 37.6-50.4 63 18.4 13.6-24.3 76 26.3 20.9-32.5 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1
$50,000-74,999 308 39 11.4 8.1-15.9 165 55.0 48.5-61.4 52 18.6 13.9-24.5 47 13.3 9.7-17.9 5 1.6 0.7- 4.0
$75,000+ 343 44 12.1 8.7-16.5 180 51.2 44.9-57.4 56 17.6 13.1-23.3 60 17.9 13.6-23.1 3 1.3 0.4- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,035 143 13.3 11.0-16.0 500 47.4 43.7-51.2 145 14.7 12.2-17.6 232 22.7 19.8-26.0 15 1.8 1.0- 3.3
No 1,272 140 9.9 8.1-12.0 603 46.4 43.0-49.8 225 18.1 15.6-20.9 280 22.9 20.2-25.8 24 2.7 1.5- 5.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 393 58 15.1 11.3-19.9 195 48.8 43.0-54.6 52 14.7 10.8-19.6 84 20.5 16.3-25.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
Non-Veteran 1,946 231 10.6 9.1-12.3 918 46.1 43.4-48.9 326 17.3 15.3-19.6 436 23.3 21.1-25.7 35 2.6 1.6- 4.3

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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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