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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-MALES

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 4,147 3,681 88.8 87.5-90.0 288 7.3 6.3- 8.4 118 2.7 2.2- 3.4 25 0.5 0.3- 0.8 35 0.7 0.5- 1.2
RACE
White 3,373 3,025 89.7 88.3-90.9 210 6.4 5.4- 7.6 96 2.9 2.2- 3.7 14 0.4 0.2- 0.7 28 0.7 0.4- 1.1
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
Asian 20 18 81.3 45.0-95.8 2 18.7 4.2-55.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 78 68 89.3 79.5-94.7 8 8.5 3.8-18.0 2 2.2 0.5- 8.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 127 114 90.4 82.1-95.1 6 4.6 1.7-12.0 2 2.2 0.4-10.6 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 128 118 92.0 83.6-96.3 4 3.3 0.9-11.3 3 2.4 0.5-10.1 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
-English Speaking 58 52 89.5 73.9-96.3 3 3.5 1.0-11.8 2 5.7 1.0-25.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7
-Spanish Speaking 70 66 93.3 81.4-97.8 1 3.2 0.5-19.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 2 2.9 0.7-11.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,011 3,556 88.6 87.3-89.8 283 7.5 6.4- 8.6 115 2.7 2.2- 3.4 23 0.4 0.3- 0.7 34 0.8 0.5- 1.2
AGE
40-44 499 461 92.5 89.1-94.9 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8 11 1.5 0.8- 3.0 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 2 0.7 0.1- 3.7
45-54 1,102 980 87.8 85.1-90.1 76 7.7 5.8-10.0 35 3.6 2.4- 5.3 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5
55-64 1,135 1,002 88.3 85.7-90.4 91 8.3 6.5-10.7 29 2.4 1.6- 3.5 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4 7 0.6 0.2- 1.7
65-74 856 765 89.5 86.9-91.6 54 6.5 4.8- 8.8 20 2.4 1.4- 4.0 6 0.6 0.2- 1.4 11 1.0 0.5- 1.8
75+ 555 473 85.4 81.3-88.7 45 9.1 6.3-12.9 23 3.1 2.0- 4.9 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5 9 1.5 0.7- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 653 528 81.5 77.4-85.0 55 8.5 6.1-11.8 36 5.6 3.7- 8.4 16 2.2 1.2- 4.0 18 2.2 1.2- 4.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,211 1,076 88.2 85.5-90.4 89 8.3 6.4-10.8 35 2.7 1.8- 4.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 9 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Some Post-H.S. 909 824 90.5 87.8-92.7 56 6.5 4.8- 8.9 24 2.6 1.6- 4.3 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
College Graduate 1,366 1,246 91.3 89.2-93.0 87 6.3 4.9- 8.2 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7 6 0.6 0.2- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 286 78.3 72.7-83.0 33 9.6 6.4-14.3 24 5.0 3.2- 7.6 11 3.2 1.6- 6.2 19 4.0 2.2- 7.2
$15,000- 24,999 569 486 84.2 79.8-87.7 48 8.9 6.3-12.5 26 4.8 3.0- 7.8 4 0.8 0.2- 2.7 5 1.3 0.5- 3.6
$25,000- 34,999 527 461 88.1 84.4-91.0 46 7.8 5.6-10.8 19 4.0 2.3- 6.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 618 560 89.4 85.6-92.3 41 8.0 5.4-11.7 13 2.2 1.1- 4.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
$50,000-74,999 599 561 92.9 89.3-95.3 31 5.5 3.5- 8.7 2 0.3 0.0- 1.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 3 1.1 0.3- 4.2
$75,000+ 1,003 925 91.9 89.4-93.8 58 6.4 4.7- 8.8 15 1.3 0.8- 2.3 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,683 1,389 82.2 79.7-84.4 161 10.3 8.5-12.4 80 4.9 3.7- 6.5 22 1.2 0.8- 2.0 31 1.4 0.9- 2.2
No 2,444 2,274 92.8 91.3-94.0 126 5.5 4.4- 6.8 38 1.4 1.0- 2.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.2 4 0.3 0.1- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,804 1,609 89.0 87.0-90.7 125 7.4 6.0- 9.1 47 2.6 1.8- 3.7 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7 17 0.7 0.4- 1.4
Non-Veteran 2,337 2,066 88.6 86.9-90.2 163 7.2 5.9- 8.7 71 2.8 2.1- 3.7 19 0.7 0.4- 1.1 18 0.7 0.4- 1.4

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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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