Table 1

Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Frequency of Reported Eye Care Provider Visit of Adults (≥ age 40)- The 2006–2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey** (N = 118,075)†
WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS 2 OR MORE YEARS AGO NEVER
Demographics Sample N Estimated AnnualPopulation Percent ±  Standard Error Sample N Estimated Annual Population Percent ±  Standard Error Sample N Estimated AnnualPopulation Percent ±  Standard Error
Total 95,007 42,657,170 79.5 ± 0.2 21,483 9,942,174 18.8 ± 0.2 1,585 950,723 1.8 ± 0.1
Age
40-49 years old 18,899 12,295,708 29.2 ± 0.3 6,478 4,183,454 42.1 ± 0.7 823 602,806 63.4 ± 2.2
50-59 years old 24,971 11,798,975 28.0 ± 0.3 6,693 2,969,638 29.9 ± 0.6 483 257,826 27.1 ± 2.1
60-69 years old 23,189 8,419,706 20.0 ± 0.2 4,809 1,692,169 17.0 ± 0.5 181 62,891 6.6 ± 0.8
> 70 years old 26,888 9,615,336 22.8 ± 0.2 3,306 109,691 11.0 ± 0.4 86 27,200 2.9 ± 0.7
Gender
Male 33,350 19,293,135 45.2 ± 0.3 9051 5,281,995 52.6 ± 0.7 866 586,433 61.1 ± 2.3
Female 61,657 23,364,035 54.8 ± 0.3 12,432 4,761,838 47.4 ± 0.7 719 372,763 38.9 ± 2.3
Race/Ethnicity
White, Non-Hispanic 76,740 32,311,744 76.5 ± 0.3 16,923 7,483,135 75.2 ± 0.6 1,019 508,326 53.9 ± 2.4
Black, Non-Hispanic 9,951 4,178,925 9.9 ± 0.2 2,362 986,422 9.9 ± 0.4 207 92,745 9.8 ± 1.1
Other, Non-Hispanic 2,936 1,863,621 4.4 ± 0.1 771 511,119 5.1 ± 0.4 85 59,147 6.3 ± 1.0
Hispanic 4,389 3,864,274 9.2 ± 0.3 1,210 966,198 9.7 ± 0.5 250 283,682 30.1 ± 2.5
Marital Status
Married/Living with Partner 54,074 29,522,056 69.4 ± 0.3 11,413 6,656,542 66.5 ± 0.6 904 690,728 72.2 ± 1.8
Widowed, Divorced or Separated 34,502 10,699,810 25.2 ± 0.3 8,046 2,521,895 25.2 ± 0.5 502 183,293 19.2 ± 1.5
Single 6,054 2,294,113 5.4 ± 0.1 1,948 833,994 8.3 ± 0.3 175 82,020 8.6 ± 1.1
Education
Less than High School 10,220 4,249,803 10.0 ± 0.2 3291 1,461,052 14.6 ± 0.5 439 302,500 31.6 ± 2.4
High School Diploma 30,293 12,127,596 28.5 ± 0.3 7632 3,265,457 32.6 ± 0.6 610 309,840 32.3 ± 2.0
Attended College 24,703 11,109,821 26.1 ± 0.3 5329 2,429,357 24.2 ± 0.6 271 162,584 17.0 ± 1.9
Graduated from College 29,570 15,051,606 35.4 ± 0.3 5182 2,865,158 28.6 ± 0.7 262 182,904 19.1 ± 1.9
Body Mass Index
Normal Weight 30,432 13,540,061 33.1 ± 0.3 6754 3,129,859 32.4 ± 0.7 523 310,752 35.8 ± 2.4
Overweight 34,287 15,936,469 38.9 ± 0.3 7624 3,650,659 37.8 ± 0.7 527 312,445 36.0 ± 2.3
Obese 26,140 15,936,469 28.0 ± 0.3 6213 2,881,679 29.8 ± 0.7 432 245,332 28.2 ± 2.2
Eye Insurance Status
Has Eye Insurance 54330 25,760,864 61.5 ± 0.3 7949 4,173,169 43.5 ± 0.7 474 284,942 31.4 ± 2.2
No Eye Insurance 38931 16,118,968 38.5 ± 0.3 12541 5,429,954 56.5 ± 0.7 1,006 622,259 68.6 ± 2.2
Health Insurance Status
Has Health Insurance 88290 39,164,162 92.0 ± 0.2 17408 7,948,234 79.3 ± 0.6 1,015 542,122 56.8 ± 2.4
No Health Insurance 6558 3,392,391 8.0 ± 0.2 4019 2,077,566 20.7 ± 0.6 561 412,791 43.2 ± 2.4
Far Vision Difficulties
Has Little to None 88,804 40,142,531 95.4 ± 0.1 19767 9,357,790 94.5 ± 0.3 1,491 910,441 96.7 ± 0.8
Has Moderate to Extreme 4,906 1,948,998 4.6 ± 0.1 1392 546,716 5.5 ± 0.3 64 31,301 3.3 ± 0.8
Near Vision Difficulties
Has Little to None 82,508 39,234,257 88.4 ±0.2 17049 8,081,003 82.1 ± 0.5 1,188 746,434 80.3 ± 1.7
Has Moderate to Extreme 11,092 4,866,227 11.6 ± 0.2 3973 1,765,173 17.9 ± 0.5 351 183,319 19.7 ± 1.7
Eye Disease Status*
Has Cataract 17,228 6,227,833 16.5 ± 0.2 1372 437,948 4.6 ± 0.2 15 2,961 0.3 ± 0.1‡
Has Glaucoma 5,947 2,368,372 5.6 ± 0.1 343 138,714 1.4 ± 0.1 4 3,750 0.4 ± 0.2‡
Has Age-Related Macular Degeneration 5,242 2,093,948 5.0 ± 0.1 454 212,879 2.2 ± 0.2 7 4,056 0.4 ± 0.3‡
Chronic Disease Status*
Has Diabetes 15,175 6,141,139 14.7 ± 0.2 2053 781,008 7.9 ± 0.3 76 36,519 3.9 ± 0.8
Has Hypertension 15,665 3,818,886 43.8 ± 0.5 3014 764,411 40.0 ± 0.9 155 47,163 26.6 ± 3.1

† = Differences in sub-total population sample may not add to total due to item non-response or missing.

‡ = Estimate does not meet National Center for Health Statistic’s standard of reliability or precision given the relative standard error was greater than 30%.

* = Sample n refers to the number of persons with the condition; Presented estimates are row percents of the total sample for condition (i.e. cataract, diabetes).

** = States surveyed = Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Caban-Martinez et al.

Caban-Martinez et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:253   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-253

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