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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?*
Would you say-

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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 11,312 9,729 86.8 86.0-87.6 1,018 8.7 8.0- 9.4 358 3.0 2.6- 3.4 109 0.8 0.6- 1.1 98 0.7 0.6- 1.0
-Durham County 258 229 90.2 85.7-93.4 22 7.5 4.7-11.6 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
GENDER
Male 99 90 91.9 84.2-96.0 7 5.9 2.6-12.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9
Female 159 139 88.6 82.5-92.8 15 9.0 5.3-14.9 3 1.6 0.5- 4.8 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
RACE
White 168 148 89.2 83.3-93.2 15 8.2 4.8-13.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 2 1.4 0.3- 6.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Other 89 80 91.5 83.4-95.9 7 6.5 2.8-14.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0
AGE
18-44 41 40 98.3 88.9-99.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 217 189 87.9 82.3-91.8 21 9.1 5.7-14.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 2 1.1 0.2- 4.7 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 53 84.1 73.1-91.1 8 9.2 4.4-18.3 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 2 2.6 0.6-10.7
Some College + 192 176 92.6 87.6-95.7 14 6.7 3.8-11.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 114 101 89.2 81.2-94.1 9 7.7 3.7-15.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 2 1.7 0.4- 7.4
$50,000+ 115 106 92.6 85.8-96.3 7 5.7 2.6-12.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 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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