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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,136 3,095 74.9 73.1-76.5 663 16.1 14.8-17.6 253 6.4 5.4- 7.5 85 1.8 1.4- 2.3 40 0.8 0.5- 1.3
Female 7,167 5,218 72.9 71.7-74.2 1,222 17.2 16.2-18.3 452 6.2 5.5- 6.9 217 3.0 2.5- 3.5 58 0.7 0.5- 0.9
RACE
White 9,019 6,715 74.7 73.5-75.8 1,476 16.4 15.5-17.4 544 6.2 5.6- 6.8 201 2.0 1.7- 2.3 83 0.8 0.6- 1.0
African American 1,752 1,210 69.5 66.5-72.3 325 18.5 16.3-20.9 127 7.3 5.5- 9.5 79 4.1 3.2- 5.3 11 0.7 0.3- 1.3
Asian 45 32 81.7 67.2-90.7 7 12.5 5.4-26.2 3 2.1 0.5- 7.8 3 3.8 0.9-14.5 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 207 149 67.1 57.7-75.3 33 20.8 13.9-30.0 15 7.3 4.1-12.9 9 4.4 1.8-10.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Other Minorities 247 183 76.7 69.7-82.5 39 14.8 10.2-21.1 14 4.3 2.3- 7.6 8 2.5 1.0- 5.8 3 1.7 0.4- 7.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 284 215 77.7 71.2-83.0 41 14.7 10.3-20.6 17 4.0 2.4- 6.8 8 2.1 0.9- 5.0 3 1.5 0.3- 6.1
-English Speaking 174 126 72.8 63.6-80.4 28 16.9 10.9-25.3 12 5.5 2.9-10.2 5 1.8 0.6- 5.5 3 3.0 0.7-11.8
-Spanish Speaking 110 89 82.4 73.0-89.1 13 12.5 6.9-21.7 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7 3 2.4 0.6- 8.3 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 11,002 8,087 73.7 72.7-74.7 1,839 16.8 15.9-17.7 688 6.4 5.8- 7.0 293 2.4 2.1- 2.8 95 0.7 0.6- 0.9
AGE
40-44 1,354 1,084 81.0 78.4-83.3 190 13.6 11.6-16.0 57 4.1 3.0- 5.5 21 1.2 0.8- 2.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
45-54 2,961 1,990 67.2 65.0-69.4 609 20.5 18.8-22.4 241 8.4 7.1-10.0 105 3.1 2.5- 3.9 16 0.7 0.4- 1.4
55-64 3,007 2,266 76.1 74.3-77.9 441 14.4 12.9-16.0 187 6.2 5.2- 7.3 92 2.7 2.1- 3.5 21 0.5 0.3- 0.9
65-74 2,276 1,726 75.7 73.5-77.8 356 15.7 13.9-17.6 116 5.1 4.1- 6.3 53 2.5 1.8- 3.4 25 1.1 0.7- 1.7
75+ 1,705 1,247 73.5 70.9-76.0 289 17.3 15.2-19.7 104 5.8 4.6- 7.2 31 1.6 1.1- 2.4 34 1.8 1.2- 2.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,758 1,178 67.4 64.5-70.2 328 18.3 16.1-20.7 128 6.9 5.6- 8.5 88 5.4 4.2- 6.9 36 2.1 1.3- 3.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,482 2,562 73.7 71.8-75.5 559 16.5 14.9-18.2 228 6.7 5.8- 7.8 106 2.5 2.0- 3.1 27 0.6 0.4- 0.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,734 2,000 72.7 70.4-74.9 479 17.7 15.9-19.6 176 7.1 5.7- 8.8 57 1.7 1.3- 2.4 22 0.8 0.4- 1.3
College Graduate 3,305 2,558 77.9 76.1-79.6 514 15.5 14.0-17.0 173 5.0 4.1- 6.1 48 1.3 1.0- 1.8 12 0.3 0.2- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,369 843 60.4 57.0-63.7 266 19.6 16.9-22.5 123 9.6 7.7-11.9 97 7.7 6.0- 9.8 40 2.7 1.9- 3.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,840 1,256 66.8 63.9-69.6 352 19.9 17.6-22.4 150 8.6 7.1-10.4 60 3.3 2.5- 4.4 22 1.3 0.8- 2.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,365 1,009 73.5 70.4-76.4 238 18.1 15.6-20.9 79 6.0 4.5- 7.8 34 2.1 1.4- 3.2 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,529 1,165 77.0 74.3-79.5 237 15.1 13.0-17.5 102 6.4 5.0- 8.1 20 1.3 0.8- 2.2 5 0.2 0.1- 0.4
$50,000-74,999 1,435 1,098 76.2 73.4-78.8 220 15.9 13.7-18.4 84 5.5 4.3- 7.1 28 1.7 1.1- 2.7 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6
$75,000+ 2,115 1,688 79.7 77.4-81.8 315 14.3 12.7-16.2 81 4.5 3.2- 6.3 25 1.2 0.7- 1.8 6 0.3 0.1- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,680 3,085 65.9 64.1-67.6 894 19.4 18.0-20.8 394 8.5 7.6- 9.6 219 4.5 3.9- 5.3 88 1.7 1.3- 2.3
No 6,570 5,196 78.9 77.5-80.1 973 15.0 13.9-16.1 309 4.9 4.2- 5.7 82 1.1 0.8- 1.4 10 0.2 0.1- 0.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,930 1,457 75.1 72.5-77.6 302 15.9 14.0-18.0 112 6.5 4.9- 8.6 41 1.8 1.3- 2.6 18 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Non-Veteran 9,363 6,847 73.5 72.4-74.6 1,582 16.9 16.0-17.9 593 6.2 5.6- 6.9 261 2.5 2.2- 2.9 80 0.8 0.6- 1.1

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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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