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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 535 443 83.9 79.7-87.5 61 11.7 8.6-15.7 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7 7 0.8 0.3- 1.7 6 1.4 0.5- 3.5
GENDER
Male 535 443 83.9 79.7-87.5 61 11.7 8.6-15.7 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7 7 0.8 0.3- 1.7 6 1.4 0.5- 3.5
RACE
African American 535 443 83.9 79.7-87.5 61 11.7 8.6-15.7 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7 7 0.8 0.3- 1.7 6 1.4 0.5- 3.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 4 78.5 39.6-95.3 2 21.5 4.7-60.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 5 3 71.2 28.8-93.8 2 28.8 6.2-71.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 527 437 83.9 79.6-87.5 59 11.6 8.5-15.7 18 2.3 1.4- 3.7 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8 6 1.4 0.6- 3.6
AGE
40-44 75 66 85.3 70.5-93.4 6 12.2 4.8-28.0 3 2.4 0.7- 7.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 158 130 84.6 76.8-90.1 23 13.5 8.3-21.1 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3
55-64 137 112 86.2 78.6-91.4 16 7.9 4.5-13.4 7 3.7 1.6- 8.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.2 0.4-12.0
65-74 109 92 85.5 76.9-91.3 10 9.6 4.9-17.8 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 5 3.3 1.3- 8.3 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8
75+ 56 43 71.2 54.0-83.9 6 16.7 6.7-36.0 4 4.9 1.7-13.1 1 2.2 0.3-14.0 2 5.1 1.2-18.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 141 112 77.2 67.2-84.9 14 12.8 6.9-22.3 6 3.2 1.3- 7.8 5 2.2 0.8- 5.5 4 4.6 1.5-13.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 181 145 81.9 73.4-88.1 26 14.7 8.9-23.3 9 3.2 1.6- 6.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Some Post-H.S. 108 98 93.1 85.4-96.9 8 6.1 2.6-14.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 103 87 84.2 74.1-90.8 12 11.8 6.1-21.5 2 1.6 0.4- 6.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 59 70.0 56.8-80.6 13 19.1 10.2-33.0 6 4.6 2.0-10.5 4 3.5 1.2- 9.7 3 2.7 0.7- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 101 81 81.0 70.0-88.6 14 13.3 7.2-23.3 3 1.5 0.4- 4.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 2 3.9 1.0-14.6
$25,000- 34,999 83 69 85.5 75.7-91.8 10 10.5 5.4-19.6 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 85 76 85.0 69.9-93.3 8 13.8 5.8-29.2 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 52 47 94.5 85.2-98.1 4 2.9 1.0- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.5 0.4-15.9
$75,000+ 57 49 88.6 76.1-95.0 6 8.9 3.4-21.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 243 181 75.6 68.7-81.5 35 15.2 10.4-21.7 14 4.0 2.3- 7.1 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1 6 3.3 1.3- 8.2
No 291 261 90.0 84.3-93.8 26 9.1 5.5-14.8 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 190 151 81.5 73.5-87.5 28 13.7 8.5-21.3 7 2.1 0.9- 4.5 2 0.7 0.2- 3.5 2 2.0 0.5- 8.1
Non-Veteran 341 288 85.2 79.9-89.3 33 10.6 7.0-15.8 11 2.4 1.2- 4.5 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 4 1.0 0.3- 3.3

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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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