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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 302 264 87.0 81.3-91.1 28 9.6 6.2-14.5 6 1.6 0.7- 4.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4 2 1.5 0.3- 8.1
GENDER
Male 117 99 84.9 74.6-91.5 12 9.7 4.8-18.4 4 2.4 0.8- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.0 0.5-15.7
Female 185 165 88.9 82.6-93.2 16 9.5 5.5-15.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 237 208 87.3 81.0-91.7 19 8.0 4.9-12.9 6 2.2 0.9- 5.4 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 2 2.0 0.3-10.7
Other 64 55 85.6 70.6-93.7 9 14.4 6.3-29.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 31 28 83.3 56.9-95.0 2 7.9 1.7-29.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.8 1.3-41.8
45+ 271 236 87.6 82.2-91.5 26 9.9 6.3-15.1 6 1.9 0.8- 4.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 125 104 81.2 70.5-88.6 14 14.3 7.7-25.2 5 3.6 1.3- 9.6 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 0 0.0 . - .
Some College + 175 158 90.6 83.6-94.7 14 6.6 3.8-11.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.4 0.4-12.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 134 112 82.2 72.1-89.2 15 13.6 7.4-23.8 4 3.0 1.0- 8.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
$50,000+ 111 101 90.6 80.9-95.6 8 5.9 2.9-11.7 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.1 0.4-18.5

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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