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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 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
-Durham County 258 185 75.3 69.1-80.7 49 16.4 12.1-21.8 17 5.3 3.1- 9.0 5 2.2 0.8- 5.8 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
GENDER
Male 99 74 76.8 66.6-84.6 16 14.1 8.3-23.1 6 5.5 2.3-12.7 2 2.6 0.6- 9.8 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7
Female 159 111 73.9 66.1-80.4 33 18.6 13.0-25.9 11 5.1 2.7- 9.4 3 1.9 0.5- 6.8 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
RACE
White 167 124 77.6 70.1-83.6 30 15.8 10.8-22.5 8 3.3 1.6- 6.6 4 3.0 1.0- 8.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Other 90 60 72.3 61.3-81.2 19 17.2 10.4-27.0 9 8.0 3.8-16.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6
AGE
18-44 43 38 92.0 80.1-97.0 3 3.4 1.0-10.7 2 4.6 1.1-17.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 215 147 69.9 62.7-76.3 46 20.6 15.2-27.3 15 5.6 3.2- 9.6 5 3.0 1.1- 7.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 46 71.5 57.8-82.1 11 15.0 7.8-27.0 5 6.6 2.5-16.5 2 4.4 1.1-16.1 2 2.4 0.5-10.3
Some College + 192 139 76.9 69.9-82.7 38 16.9 12.0-23.4 12 4.8 2.5- 9.0 3 1.3 0.4- 4.9 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 115 71 64.7 54.1-74.0 29 23.6 16.0-33.5 10 7.4 3.6-14.6 3 2.6 0.7- 9.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2
$50,000+ 114 92 82.3 73.5-88.6 16 12.0 7.0-19.7 4 3.2 1.1- 9.1 2 2.5 0.6- 9.4 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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