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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?*
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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%)
TOTAL 1,226 978 80.4 77.4-83.0 161 12.1 10.2-14.4 52 4.2 3.0- 5.9 26 2.4 1.4- 4.3 9 0.9 0.3- 2.2
GENDER
Female 1,226 978 80.4 77.4-83.0 161 12.1 10.2-14.4 52 4.2 3.0- 5.9 26 2.4 1.4- 4.3 9 0.9 0.3- 2.2
RACE
African American 1,226 978 80.4 77.4-83.0 161 12.1 10.2-14.4 52 4.2 3.0- 5.9 26 2.4 1.4- 4.3 9 0.9 0.3- 2.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,218 972 80.6 77.7-83.2 160 12.2 10.2-14.5 52 4.3 3.1- 5.9 26 2.5 1.4- 4.4 8 0.5 0.2- 1.0
AGE
40-44 159 133 81.5 72.0-88.3 20 11.6 7.1-18.3 3 2.4 0.7- 7.9 3 4.5 1.1-16.9 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 348 280 82.8 77.9-86.8 43 11.5 8.2-15.9 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 4 0.8 0.2- 2.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
55-64 335 256 77.9 72.2-82.6 46 12.5 9.1-17.1 14 4.8 2.5- 9.3 14 3.5 1.9- 6.3 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3
65-74 235 190 81.0 74.2-86.3 36 15.5 10.6-22.1 9 3.5 1.7- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 149 119 77.0 67.5-84.4 16 10.2 5.9-16.9 8 6.2 2.8-13.1 5 4.1 1.6-10.0 1 2.6 0.4-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 228 73.1 66.4-78.9 48 15.3 11.2-20.6 15 5.3 2.8- 9.6 12 4.3 2.3- 8.1 4 2.0 0.4- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 435 349 82.6 78.1-86.4 62 11.6 8.6-15.4 15 4.2 2.3- 7.4 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 264 215 81.5 75.2-86.5 29 11.7 7.8-17.4 15 4.7 2.5- 8.7 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
College Graduate 218 184 83.8 75.0-89.9 22 9.6 5.9-15.1 7 2.4 1.0- 5.6 4 3.9 0.7-18.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 301 216 71.1 64.5-77.0 54 17.7 13.2-23.4 16 6.8 3.7-12.0 10 3.3 1.6- 6.6 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1
$15,000- 24,999 298 232 75.7 69.1-81.2 42 14.5 10.4-20.0 17 7.3 4.1-12.6 7 2.5 1.1- 5.7 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 151 126 83.5 71.9-90.9 18 9.9 5.5-17.1 6 2.2 0.9- 5.5 1 4.4 0.6-25.0 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 128 110 89.5 82.7-93.8 11 6.5 3.2-12.8 5 2.5 1.0- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.5 0.4- 5.6
$50,000-74,999 90 81 93.6 87.2-96.9 5 3.8 1.5- 9.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 3 1.6 0.4- 5.6 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 64 54 82.7 69.3-91.0 7 13.7 6.4-27.1 2 3.0 0.7-11.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 567 407 72.1 67.4-76.4 102 16.6 13.4-20.5 34 6.6 4.4- 9.7 18 3.1 1.8- 5.3 6 1.6 0.5- 4.8
No 650 564 86.7 82.8-89.8 57 8.6 6.4-11.5 18 2.5 1.4- 4.4 8 2.0 0.6- 5.9 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 29 23 83.2 63.3-93.4 4 8.5 2.6-24.3 1 3.3 0.5-20.5 1 5.0 0.7-28.3 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 1,195 953 80.2 77.2-82.9 157 12.3 10.3-14.6 51 4.3 3.1- 5.9 25 2.3 1.3- 4.3 9 0.9 0.3- 2.3

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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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