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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-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 7,165 6,048 85.1 84.0-86.1 730 9.9 9.1-10.8 240 3.2 2.7- 3.7 84 1.1 0.8- 1.5 63 0.7 0.5- 1.0
RACE
White 5,649 4,824 86.0 84.9-87.1 541 9.4 8.6-10.4 179 3.0 2.5- 3.6 52 0.8 0.6- 1.1 53 0.8 0.6- 1.0
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
Asian 24 21 83.2 51.5-95.8 2 15.3 3.3-48.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2-10.3
Native American 129 106 85.6 76.9-91.4 15 9.4 4.7-17.8 4 3.1 1.1- 8.8 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 120 104 88.0 78.7-93.6 9 6.6 2.7-15.0 5 3.4 1.1-10.4 2 2.0 0.4- 9.6 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 158 137 86.4 78.2-91.8 10 7.3 3.4-14.8 9 5.0 2.2-10.6 2 1.4 0.3- 6.8 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 118 100 83.0 72.5-90.1 10 10.4 4.9-20.6 7 5.0 2.1-11.4 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 40 37 94.2 77.6-98.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.9 0.9-23.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 6,997 5,904 85.1 84.0-86.1 718 10.0 9.2-10.9 231 3.1 2.7- 3.7 82 1.1 0.8- 1.5 62 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
40-44 854 756 87.9 84.9-90.4 77 9.1 7.1-11.7 15 1.7 0.9- 3.0 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
45-54 1,857 1,589 86.1 84.2-87.9 178 9.4 7.9-11.1 61 3.3 2.4- 4.5 18 0.7 0.4- 1.1 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8
55-64 1,881 1,574 84.4 82.3-86.2 190 9.7 8.2-11.4 76 4.0 3.0- 5.2 26 1.3 0.8- 2.1 15 0.6 0.4- 1.1
65-74 1,427 1,186 83.2 80.7-85.4 164 11.6 9.8-13.8 48 3.2 2.3- 4.4 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9 12 0.9 0.4- 1.9
75+ 1,146 943 82.8 80.0-85.2 121 10.1 8.2-12.4 40 3.5 2.4- 4.9 19 1.6 1.0- 2.7 23 2.0 1.1- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,117 872 78.8 75.7-81.6 140 11.8 9.7-14.3 51 4.9 3.5- 6.7 36 2.9 2.0- 4.2 18 1.6 0.8- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,274 1,884 83.1 81.1-84.9 262 11.7 10.1-13.4 74 3.3 2.5- 4.3 27 1.0 0.7- 1.6 27 0.9 0.6- 1.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,818 1,550 86.2 84.2-88.0 178 9.7 8.2-11.5 69 3.1 2.3- 4.2 11 0.5 0.2- 1.0 10 0.5 0.3- 1.1
College Graduate 1,940 1,727 89.2 87.3-90.8 149 7.2 6.0- 8.7 46 2.4 1.7- 3.4 10 0.8 0.3- 2.2 8 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,001 746 74.0 70.5-77.3 150 14.7 12.2-17.7 55 6.7 4.9- 9.3 29 2.7 1.8- 4.0 21 1.8 1.1- 2.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,271 1,016 78.5 75.5-81.1 159 13.6 11.4-16.2 60 5.0 3.7- 6.6 18 1.6 0.9- 2.6 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4
$25,000- 34,999 835 714 85.1 81.5-88.1 79 10.0 7.7-13.0 30 2.8 1.9- 4.2 8 1.5 0.4- 5.0 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
$35,000- 49,999 910 782 86.3 83.2-88.8 96 10.5 8.2-13.2 22 2.3 1.3- 4.0 4 0.5 0.2- 1.8 6 0.4 0.2- 1.0
$50,000-74,999 836 741 89.4 86.7-91.6 64 7.2 5.4- 9.5 24 2.9 1.8- 4.6 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
$75,000+ 1,115 1,019 91.5 89.4-93.2 77 6.9 5.4- 8.9 14 1.0 0.6- 1.9 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2 2 0.2 0.1- 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,005 2,297 76.6 74.7-78.4 428 14.1 12.6-15.6 166 5.8 4.8- 7.0 62 1.9 1.4- 2.6 52 1.6 1.1- 2.2
No 4,126 3,724 90.6 89.4-91.6 296 7.1 6.2- 8.1 73 1.5 1.1- 2.0 22 0.6 0.3- 1.1 11 0.2 0.1- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 110 89.1 82.1-93.5 13 5.5 2.9-10.3 4 3.3 1.2- 8.8 2 1.7 0.3- 8.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
Non-Veteran 7,031 5,934 85.0 83.9-86.0 717 10.0 9.2-10.9 236 3.2 2.7- 3.7 82 1.1 0.8- 1.5 62 0.8 0.6- 1.0

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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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