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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 317 227 74.0 68.3-79.0 58 17.3 13.1-22.5 26 7.4 4.8-11.1 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
GENDER
Male 118 86 74.6 65.0-82.3 22 17.5 11.1-26.5 9 7.2 3.5-14.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Female 199 141 73.4 66.3-79.5 36 17.2 12.2-23.6 17 7.5 4.5-12.2 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
RACE
White 288 210 75.3 69.4-80.3 53 16.7 12.6-22.0 22 7.4 4.7-11.5 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 0 0.0 . - .
Other 28 17 69.4 48.5-84.5 4 14.9 5.3-35.5 4 7.5 2.4-21.0 1 3.8 0.5-22.9 2 4.4 1.0-18.3
AGE
18-44 49 38 79.9 66.4-88.9 8 14.5 7.1-27.2 2 4.0 1.0-15.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.8 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 268 189 72.1 65.7-77.8 50 18.2 13.5-24.1 24 8.4 5.4-12.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 162 110 67.5 58.6-75.4 35 23.6 16.6-32.3 12 6.6 3.5-12.0 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2
Some College + 155 117 79.8 72.5-85.6 23 11.6 7.5-17.6 14 8.1 4.5-14.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 184 119 64.4 56.0-72.0 40 22.7 16.3-30.7 19 10.3 6.3-16.5 4 1.7 0.6- 5.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
$50,000+ 80 65 85.4 76.3-91.4 9 9.1 4.6-17.2 6 5.5 2.3-12.3 0 0.0 . - . 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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