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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 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 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
RACE
White 3,363 2,523 75.5 73.6-77.2 538 15.8 14.4-17.4 209 6.4 5.5- 7.6 61 1.5 1.1- 2.1 32 0.7 0.5- 1.2
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
Asian 20 17 90.8 70.7-97.6 1 4.3 0.6-25.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2 1 4.2 0.6-25.2 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 78 53 61.6 46.8-74.5 14 23.7 13.2-38.8 8 10.0 4.7-20.2 2 3.9 0.8-17.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
Other Minorities 128 99 77.3 67.9-84.6 19 14.8 9.0-23.3 5 3.5 1.4- 8.4 3 2.2 0.6- 7.2 2 2.3 0.5-10.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 129 99 77.7 68.4-84.9 19 14.9 9.1-23.5 6 3.1 1.3- 7.1 3 2.1 0.6- 7.1 2 2.2 0.4-10.3
-English Speaking 58 43 72.4 56.0-84.4 9 16.8 8.0-32.0 3 3.9 1.1-12.9 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 2 6.2 1.3-25.5
-Spanish Speaking 71 56 80.7 68.9-88.7 10 13.9 7.1-25.3 3 2.6 0.8- 8.1 2 2.8 0.7-10.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,000 2,990 74.7 72.9-76.4 643 16.2 14.8-17.7 247 6.6 5.6- 7.8 82 1.7 1.3- 2.2 38 0.8 0.5- 1.2
AGE
40-44 500 418 84.9 80.9-88.1 60 11.1 8.3-14.6 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 1,100 765 68.1 64.5-71.6 219 20.2 17.4-23.3 81 8.8 6.5-11.7 24 1.7 1.0- 2.6 11 1.3 0.6- 2.6
55-64 1,133 846 75.5 72.4-78.3 167 14.8 12.5-17.5 77 6.4 5.0- 8.1 35 2.9 2.0- 4.3 8 0.4 0.2- 1.0
65-74 852 657 76.8 73.3-80.0 125 14.5 12.0-17.5 44 5.5 3.9- 7.7 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3
75+ 551 409 74.1 69.4-78.4 92 18.1 14.3-22.6 31 4.7 3.2- 7.0 10 1.5 0.8- 2.9 9 1.5 0.7- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 646 448 69.0 64.3-73.4 107 16.5 13.2-20.4 41 5.9 4.1- 8.5 32 5.6 3.7- 8.4 18 2.9 1.5- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,212 898 74.4 71.3-77.4 194 17.1 14.5-20.0 83 6.4 5.0- 8.2 29 1.6 1.1- 2.5 8 0.4 0.2- 0.8
Some Post-H.S. 908 681 73.5 69.4-77.2 157 16.8 14.0-20.1 52 8.0 5.4-11.7 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9 7 0.7 0.2- 2.0
College Graduate 1,362 1,063 78.6 75.8-81.2 203 14.7 12.6-17.2 77 5.5 4.1- 7.3 12 0.7 0.4- 1.2 7 0.4 0.2- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 367 230 61.9 55.3-68.0 68 18.5 14.0-24.0 27 9.2 5.8-14.3 23 6.8 4.1-11.1 19 3.7 2.2- 6.3
$15,000- 24,999 568 387 66.2 60.9-71.1 107 20.7 16.6-25.6 47 8.5 6.1-11.8 19 3.0 1.8- 5.1 8 1.6 0.7- 3.8
$25,000- 34,999 527 387 74.0 69.0-78.4 97 18.7 14.7-23.4 29 5.4 3.5- 8.0 13 1.9 1.0- 3.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
$35,000- 49,999 620 484 77.8 73.4-81.6 89 14.6 11.5-18.4 36 6.0 4.0- 8.9 9 1.5 0.7- 3.1 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
$50,000-74,999 600 467 78.6 74.4-82.2 82 13.5 10.5-17.2 40 5.9 4.1- 8.4 8 1.0 0.5- 2.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2
$75,000+ 998 800 79.8 76.3-82.9 140 13.5 11.2-16.2 50 5.9 3.9- 9.0 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,680 1,145 67.8 64.9-70.5 297 18.0 15.8-20.4 129 8.2 6.7-10.0 70 4.0 3.1- 5.3 39 2.0 1.3- 3.1
No 2,438 1,939 79.2 77.0-81.2 360 15.0 13.3-16.8 124 5.4 4.2- 6.9 14 0.4 0.2- 0.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,800 1,365 75.2 72.4-77.7 275 15.8 13.8-17.9 109 6.8 5.1- 9.1 34 1.6 1.1- 2.4 17 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Non-Veteran 2,330 1,725 74.6 72.4-76.7 387 16.4 14.6-18.4 144 6.2 5.1- 7.4 51 1.8 1.3- 2.5 23 1.0 0.6- 1.7

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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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