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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?*
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  Total
Respond.^
No difficulty A little difficulty Moderate difficulty Extreme difficulty Unable to do b/c of eyesight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,303 8,313 73.8 72.8-74.9 1,885 16.7 15.9-17.6 705 6.3 5.7- 6.9 302 2.4 2.1- 2.7 98 0.8 0.6- 1.0
-Alamance County 293 216 76.2 70.5-81.0 48 14.7 10.9-19.5 21 6.7 4.1-10.6 7 2.3 1.1- 4.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
GENDER
Male 120 89 76.8 68.0-83.8 21 15.7 10.0-23.6 7 5.0 2.2-11.1 3 2.5 0.8- 7.5 0 0.0 . - .
Female 173 127 75.5 67.8-81.8 27 13.7 9.1-19.9 14 8.3 4.7-14.4 4 2.2 0.8- 5.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
RACE
White 240 182 78.6 72.5-83.6 39 14.5 10.4-19.9 13 4.5 2.4- 8.1 5 2.2 0.9- 5.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Other 53 34 65.8 50.4-78.4 9 15.3 7.4-29.0 8 16.1 7.7-30.7 2 2.9 0.7-11.2 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 37 30 79.9 62.7-90.4 5 13.3 5.4-29.4 2 6.8 1.7-23.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 256 186 75.3 69.2-80.5 43 15.0 10.9-20.2 19 6.7 4.1-10.7 7 2.9 1.3- 6.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 99 73.8 65.2-80.9 27 16.7 11.2-24.2 11 7.2 3.7-13.7 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Some College + 150 116 78.6 70.6-84.9 21 13.1 8.2-20.1 10 6.3 3.2-12.0 3 2.0 0.6- 6.5 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 122 68.1 60.0-75.2 38 20.2 14.5-27.4 16 8.7 5.0-14.7 5 2.7 1.1- 6.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
$50,000+ 68 59 88.8 78.7-94.5 7 8.8 3.9-18.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 0 0.0 . - .

Back to Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*.

Asked only of respondents age 40 and older.
*NOTE: These questions on visual impairment/eyecare have never been asked previously in the NC BRFSS Survey.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.


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