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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 943 484 51.9 47.9-55.8 239 25.6 22.3-29.3 29 2.6 1.7- 4.0 64 6.3 4.7- 8.2 127 13.6 11.2-16.4
GENDER
Male 406 239 58.4 52.5-64.1 84 23.0 18.3-28.4 10 2.2 1.1- 4.2 22 4.3 2.6- 7.1 51 12.1 9.0-16.1
Female 537 245 45.4 40.3-50.5 155 28.3 23.7-33.3 19 3.1 1.8- 5.4 42 8.2 5.9-11.2 76 15.1 11.7-19.3
RACE
White 884 459 51.7 47.7-55.7 219 25.3 21.9-29.0 26 2.6 1.7- 4.1 60 6.5 4.9- 8.6 120 13.8 11.3-16.7
African American 26 10 39.1 20.0-62.3 10 40.3 20.2-64.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.6 1.1-17.5 4 16.1 5.1-40.7
Other Minorities 31 15 64.6 40.5-83.1 9 21.9 9.2-43.6 2 2.8 0.5-15.4 2 1.9 0.4- 7.9 3 8.8 2.2-29.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 6 65.7 31.2-89.0 5 17.9 4.7-49.0 1 4.3 0.5-27.9 1 1.8 0.2-13.3 2 10.2 1.8-41.9
Non-Hispanic 925 475 51.4 47.5-55.3 234 25.9 22.5-29.6 28 2.6 1.7- 4.0 63 6.4 4.8- 8.4 125 13.7 11.3-16.6
AGE
40-44 100 60 63.9 52.6-73.8 21 17.9 11.0-27.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 7 6.4 3.0-13.1 11 10.5 5.7-18.8
45-54 272 114 41.8 35.0-48.8 90 34.8 28.3-41.9 9 3.1 1.5- 6.3 16 5.4 3.0- 9.4 43 14.9 10.7-20.4
55-64 305 142 47.9 41.4-54.3 95 30.4 24.6-36.8 7 2.1 0.9- 4.7 22 6.7 4.4-10.2 39 13.0 9.1-18.2
65-74 165 99 60.3 51.5-68.6 27 15.5 9.9-23.6 5 2.9 1.1- 7.2 13 7.5 4.1-13.3 21 13.8 8.9-20.7
75+ 99 67 67.4 54.8-77.9 6 4.0 1.6- 9.5 7 5.2 2.1-12.4 6 5.9 2.6-12.9 13 17.5 9.1-31.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 164 78 47.0 38.0-56.3 50 33.8 25.5-43.2 6 3.2 1.3- 8.0 9 4.5 2.2- 9.0 21 11.4 7.2-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 319 157 50.1 43.0-57.1 83 26.1 20.5-32.6 8 1.4 0.6- 3.2 26 7.9 5.0-12.2 45 14.6 10.5-19.9
Some Post-H.S. 228 114 48.1 40.2-56.0 70 32.4 25.1-40.8 6 3.8 1.6- 8.8 12 4.6 2.5- 8.3 26 11.1 7.0-17.0
College Graduate 230 134 61.1 53.5-68.1 36 13.4 9.3-19.1 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 16 6.5 3.8-10.9 35 16.2 11.3-22.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 59 40.3 31.1-50.1 71 47.4 37.8-57.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.7 8 4.2 2.0- 8.6 11 5.7 3.0-10.8
$15,000- 24,999 194 75 39.4 30.0-49.6 76 39.2 30.6-48.6 5 2.1 0.6- 7.0 13 6.2 3.3-11.1 25 13.1 8.2-20.3
$25,000- 34,999 112 56 49.9 39.3-60.5 22 21.4 13.6-32.0 3 1.7 0.5- 5.8 9 6.2 2.9-12.8 22 20.9 13.5-30.9
$35,000- 49,999 141 85 56.9 46.6-66.7 24 22.6 14.5-33.6 6 2.6 1.1- 6.4 13 9.6 5.2-17.1 13 8.3 4.4-14.9
$50,000-74,999 104 64 59.9 48.7-70.2 14 14.7 8.6-24.1 7 7.7 3.5-16.2 6 4.8 2.0-10.7 13 12.9 6.8-23.0
$75,000+ 118 84 69.5 59.0-78.3 10 9.1 4.3-18.4 0 0.0 . - . 6 4.8 2.1-10.4 18 16.6 10.2-25.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 398 153 38.1 32.5-43.9 141 36.7 31.1-42.7 15 3.2 1.7- 5.9 32 7.4 5.1-10.8 57 14.6 10.9-19.4
No 529 323 60.9 55.6-65.9 93 18.1 14.3-22.7 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0 30 5.5 3.6- 8.1 70 13.3 10.3-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 91 64.2 54.0-73.2 19 14.8 8.7-24.1 5 3.1 1.2- 7.8 8 6.5 2.7-14.5 15 11.4 6.5-19.3
Non-Veteran 805 393 49.7 45.4-54.0 220 27.5 23.8-31.5 24 2.6 1.6- 4.1 56 6.2 4.7- 8.2 112 14.0 11.4-17.1

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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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