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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 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 532 390 71.4 66.0-76.4 90 18.2 14.5-22.7 29 7.1 3.9-12.4 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
GENDER
Male 532 390 71.4 66.0-76.4 90 18.2 14.5-22.7 29 7.1 3.9-12.4 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
RACE
African American 532 390 71.4 66.0-76.4 90 18.2 14.5-22.7 29 7.1 3.9-12.4 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 6 100 . - . 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 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 525 383 71.1 65.6-76.1 90 18.4 14.6-22.9 29 7.1 4.0-12.5 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
AGE
40-44 75 64 86.7 75.7-93.2 9 11.5 5.5-22.5 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 158 106 62.6 51.3-72.6 36 23.2 16.1-32.4 9 11.0 4.0-26.8 6 2.3 0.9- 5.4 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3
55-64 135 97 71.4 61.6-79.6 19 15.6 9.5-24.8 12 9.0 4.9-15.9 6 3.7 1.3-10.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
65-74 109 87 79.2 69.2-86.6 13 13.1 7.2-22.7 3 3.1 1.0- 9.3 5 4.0 1.6- 9.6 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8
75+ 55 36 61.5 45.1-75.6 13 27.2 14.8-44.6 3 4.8 1.4-14.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 2 5.1 1.3-18.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 138 95 67.9 57.9-76.5 25 20.3 13.1-30.0 6 3.0 1.2- 7.1 9 6.2 2.9-12.7 3 2.6 0.7- 9.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 181 141 79.7 71.7-85.9 24 12.8 7.8-20.3 9 5.2 2.5-10.7 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8
Some Post-H.S. 108 71 58.8 45.1-71.3 23 22.6 14.2-33.8 11 17.3 7.2-35.9 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 103 82 77.1 66.4-85.2 17 19.0 11.6-29.6 3 2.4 0.8- 7.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 46 51.4 38.5-64.1 18 23.2 13.7-36.6 8 12.7 5.5-26.6 8 9.8 4.3-20.8 3 2.8 0.7-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 100 72 72.1 60.5-81.3 13 14.6 7.9-25.4 8 8.2 3.8-17.2 6 3.5 1.5- 8.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.5
$25,000- 34,999 83 65 78.0 65.3-87.0 14 17.3 9.3-29.9 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 3 2.8 0.8- 9.6 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 85 67 77.5 65.3-86.3 14 18.0 10.1-30.2 4 4.5 1.6-11.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 52 39 76.4 61.0-87.0 10 19.6 10.1-34.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 1 2.5 0.4-15.9
$75,000+ 57 45 67.2 43.2-84.6 9 16.1 7.6-31.2 3 16.7 3.5-52.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 241 150 60.8 53.2-67.8 48 21.5 15.9-28.5 23 10.5 6.6-16.3 15 4.9 2.8- 8.7 5 2.3 0.8- 6.0
No 291 240 79.1 70.8-85.4 42 15.8 11.2-21.9 6 4.6 1.2-16.5 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 190 140 67.8 57.1-77.0 33 19.9 13.7-28.1 10 9.7 3.5-24.3 6 1.7 0.7- 4.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3
Non-Veteran 338 247 73.3 67.3-78.6 56 17.3 12.9-22.9 19 5.6 3.3- 9.3 12 2.7 1.4- 5.3 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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