Reasons for Not Seeking Eye Care Among Adults Aged ≥40 Years with Moderate-to-Severe Visual Impairment -- 21 States, 2006-2009

Chiu-Fang Chou; Sherrod, Cheryl E.; Xinzhi Zhang; Bullard, Kai McKeever; Crews, John E.; Barker, Lawrence; Saaddine, Jinan B.
May 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/20/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 19, p610
The article presents the results of an analysis done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on reasons why adults aged 40 years and above with moderate-to-severe visual impairment do not seek eye care. CDC collated and analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys in 21 states from 2006 to 2009. It cites cost or lack of insurance as the most common reason, followed by the perception of no necessity to seek medical care.


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