Eye-Care Utilization Among Women Aged ≥40 Years with Eye Diseases -- 19 States, 2006-2008

Elliott, A. F.; Zhang, X.; Crews, J. E.; Saaddine, J. B.; Beckles, G. L.
May 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/21/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 19, p588
The article focuses on a report that analyzes how women aged forty and above and with eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, use professional eye-care. An analysis of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) was made to know the number of women who did and did not have follow-up visits with an eye-care provider. The reason stated for not visiting the doctor is the cost or the lack of an insurance coverage.


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