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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 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%)
TOTAL 1,220 820 68.0 64.8-71.1 235 18.7 16.2-21.5 98 7.4 5.9- 9.3 61 5.4 4.0- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
GENDER
Female 1,220 820 68.0 64.8-71.1 235 18.7 16.2-21.5 98 7.4 5.9- 9.3 61 5.4 4.0- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
RACE
African American 1,220 820 68.0 64.8-71.1 235 18.7 16.2-21.5 98 7.4 5.9- 9.3 61 5.4 4.0- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 3 53.2 14.4-88.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 46.8 11.5-85.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 5 3 53.2 14.4-88.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 46.8 11.5-85.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,212 817 68.4 65.2-71.5 233 18.4 16.0-21.2 96 7.3 5.8- 9.2 60 5.4 4.0- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
AGE
40-44 159 119 75.7 67.3-82.5 27 14.7 9.7-21.5 9 6.7 3.3-13.4 4 2.9 1.0- 7.8 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 351 210 62.9 56.8-68.6 82 21.0 16.6-26.2 35 8.2 5.6-11.8 24 7.9 5.0-12.3 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 329 229 70.9 65.0-76.2 45 13.0 9.5-17.6 32 9.7 6.6-14.1 19 5.4 3.4- 8.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
65-74 234 160 64.4 55.7-72.2 49 24.9 17.7-33.7 15 5.5 3.1- 9.5 9 4.6 2.0-10.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
75+ 147 102 68.1 58.4-76.4 32 21.7 14.7-30.9 7 5.0 2.2-11.1 5 4.1 1.6-10.1 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 300 180 58.1 51.0-64.9 75 26.0 20.3-32.6 18 6.4 3.8-10.7 25 9.2 5.8-14.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 434 301 69.2 63.5-74.3 74 17.4 13.3-22.4 36 7.8 5.3-11.4 20 4.9 2.9- 8.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 266 179 71.5 64.9-77.3 54 16.8 12.5-22.3 25 8.2 5.1-12.9 7 2.8 1.2- 6.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
College Graduate 218 159 74.5 67.3-80.6 31 13.8 9.4-19.7 19 7.0 4.3-11.2 9 4.8 2.2- 9.8 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 296 170 57.7 50.7-64.3 58 17.6 13.3-22.9 37 11.8 8.1-16.9 27 11.4 7.3-17.3 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7
$15,000- 24,999 299 197 62.5 55.6-68.9 65 23.8 18.4-30.2 25 9.1 5.9-14.0 11 4.4 2.3- 8.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
$25,000- 34,999 152 110 77.0 68.4-83.8 29 16.3 10.8-24.1 7 4.0 1.6- 9.7 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
$35,000- 49,999 128 86 68.5 58.7-77.0 25 19.5 12.8-28.6 15 10.3 5.9-17.3 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 90 69 76.2 64.5-84.9 12 13.5 7.4-23.3 4 3.6 1.2- 9.9 5 6.7 2.3-18.1 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 64 52 84.4 72.8-91.7 7 7.8 3.5-16.6 3 3.4 1.0-10.9 2 4.4 1.1-16.1 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 558 332 60.4 55.4-65.2 117 20.6 16.9-24.9 61 9.8 7.3-13.0 43 8.4 6.0-11.8 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9
No 653 484 73.9 69.6-77.9 114 17.1 13.8-20.9 36 5.6 3.8- 8.1 18 3.2 1.8- 5.4 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 29 20 77.0 56.9-89.4 5 11.1 4.0-27.3 2 4.8 1.1-19.4 2 7.1 1.5-27.0 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 1,189 798 67.7 64.3-70.8 230 19.0 16.4-21.8 96 7.5 6.0- 9.5 59 5.4 4.0- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2

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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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