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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 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
-Forsyth County 302 228 75.8 69.7-81.1 57 19.2 14.3-25.1 13 3.9 2.2- 7.0 3 0.9 0.2- 3.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
GENDER
Male 117 87 74.6 64.2-82.8 21 19.3 12.0-29.7 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8 3 1.8 0.5- 6.8 0 0.0 . - .
Female 185 141 77.0 69.6-83.0 36 19.0 13.5-26.1 7 3.6 1.7- 7.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
RACE
White 237 180 77.5 71.0-82.9 43 16.6 11.9-22.6 10 4.4 2.3- 8.4 3 1.2 0.3- 4.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Other 64 47 70.2 54.8-82.1 14 27.2 15.6-42.9 3 2.6 0.8- 8.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 31 26 84.5 65.3-94.1 4 12.9 4.4-32.5 1 2.5 0.3-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 271 202 74.3 67.6-80.0 53 20.3 15.0-26.8 12 4.2 2.3- 7.6 3 1.0 0.3- 3.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 125 93 74.1 63.5-82.5 23 18.8 11.4-29.3 6 4.7 1.9-10.8 2 1.9 0.4- 8.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
Some College + 175 133 76.6 68.8-83.0 34 19.6 13.6-27.3 7 3.5 1.6- 7.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 134 93 69.3 59.0-78.0 29 23.3 15.3-33.7 9 6.1 3.0-12.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
$50,000+ 111 86 77.9 68.2-85.4 21 18.2 11.5-27.7 3 2.5 0.8- 7.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 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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