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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

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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%)
North Carolina 11,312 9,729 86.8 86.0-87.6 1,018 8.7 8.0- 9.4 358 3.0 2.6- 3.4 109 0.8 0.6- 1.1 98 0.7 0.6- 1.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 293 264 92.2 88.5-94.8 18 5.4 3.3- 8.9 7 1.3 0.6- 3.0 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
Buncombe 276 235 86.0 80.9-89.9 35 11.6 8.1-16.4 4 2.0 0.8- 5.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 0 0.0 . - .
Cabarrus 296 245 84.4 79.3-88.5 36 9.7 6.7-13.9 12 4.3 2.3- 7.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
Catawba 319 273 86.6 81.9-90.3 34 9.9 6.8-14.2 5 1.3 0.5- 3.6 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Cumberland 302 264 87.1 82.1-90.9 26 9.0 5.9-13.5 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 4 1.6 0.5- 4.8
Davidson 313 277 90.3 86.1-93.3 22 6.5 4.0-10.4 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5
Durham 258 229 90.2 85.7-93.4 22 7.5 4.7-11.6 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
Forsyth 302 264 87.0 81.3-91.1 28 9.6 6.2-14.5 6 1.6 0.7- 4.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4 2 1.5 0.3- 8.1
Gaston 298 259 87.9 82.6-91.8 23 7.3 4.4-12.0 9 3.4 1.5- 7.4 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
Guilford 328 275 86.0 81.2-89.7 33 9.8 6.6-14.2 12 2.5 1.3- 4.6 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 4 1.0 0.3- 3.8
Iredell 324 283 88.7 84.4-91.9 27 7.3 4.8-10.9 10 2.9 1.5- 5.5 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
Johnston 295 254 86.3 78.9-91.4 21 5.7 3.5- 9.0 13 6.3 2.5-15.2 5 1.2 0.4- 3.1 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3
Mecklenburg 555 499 89.6 86.0-92.3 34 6.6 4.4-10.0 15 2.2 1.3- 3.8 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 0 0.0 . - .
New Hanover 308 271 88.7 84.4-91.9 22 6.7 4.3-10.4 12 3.8 2.1- 6.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7
Onslow 262 226 82.0 73.8-88.0 26 13.6 8.1-21.9 9 4.2 2.1- 8.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 272 242 91.4 87.4-94.1 20 5.8 3.6- 9.2 8 2.4 1.1- 5.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
Pitt 265 222 83.3 77.2-88.0 26 9.4 6.0-14.3 10 3.9 2.0- 7.4 3 2.2 0.6- 8.2 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
Randolph 285 255 89.2 84.3-92.7 16 6.0 3.5-10.2 9 3.1 1.4- 6.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2
Robeson 273 223 83.7 78.4-87.9 37 11.8 8.2-16.6 5 2.2 0.9- 5.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 6 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Rowan 329 280 86.0 81.4-89.6 25 7.2 4.7-10.9 17 5.1 3.1- 8.5 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Union 274 236 86.9 81.4-90.9 26 9.1 5.8-14.1 6 2.9 1.2- 6.8 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4
Wake 431 383 88.8 85.0-91.7 31 7.4 5.0-10.7 13 3.3 1.8- 6.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 325 286 86.8 81.4-90.8 25 9.1 5.7-14.2 6 1.2 0.5- 2.7 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 5 1.7 0.6- 4.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 388 329 85.2 80.6-88.9 37 9.9 6.8-14.2 15 3.5 2.0- 6.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 340 284 84.3 79.5-88.0 36 9.7 6.9-13.6 15 4.6 2.7- 8.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 314 268 87.0 82.3-90.6 27 8.3 5.4-12.6 13 3.3 1.8- 6.1 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 333 280 82.1 76.0-87.0 29 9.0 5.6-14.1 13 4.6 2.5- 8.5 7 2.5 0.9- 6.8 4 1.8 0.6- 5.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 330 288 88.1 83.7-91.4 26 7.4 4.9-11.1 12 3.7 1.9- 7.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 277 223 81.1 75.4-85.7 39 13.5 9.6-18.5 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 7 3.3 1.4- 7.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 332 288 87.2 82.3-90.8 25 7.1 4.5-10.9 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 397 319 79.3 74.2-83.6 45 11.8 8.6-16.0 17 5.1 2.9- 8.9 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 9 2.4 1.2- 4.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 322 276 87.0 82.5-90.5 33 10.3 7.1-14.6 9 2.1 1.0- 4.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 313 263 84.9 79.6-89.0 32 10.6 7.0-15.7 11 3.5 1.8- 6.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 3 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 323 270 85.5 80.7-89.3 31 7.9 5.3-11.6 17 5.5 3.2- 9.4 3 0.5 0.2- 1.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 460 396 88.7 84.9-91.6 45 9.0 6.3-12.6 11 1.4 0.6- 3.0 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 831 705 85.7 82.7-88.2 77 9.0 7.0-11.6 34 3.7 2.6- 5.4 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6
No 10,481 9,024 86.9 86.0-87.7 941 8.6 8.0- 9.4 324 2.9 2.5- 3.3 103 0.8 0.6- 1.1 89 0.7 0.6- 1.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 3,738 3,201 85.5 84.0-86.9 337 8.9 7.8-10.2 129 3.5 2.8- 4.3 34 1.0 0.6- 1.7 37 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Piedmont 6,298 5,443 87.4 86.4-88.4 548 8.2 7.4- 9.1 193 2.9 2.4- 3.4 62 0.8 0.6- 1.1 52 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Western NC 1,276 1,085 86.9 84.6-89.0 133 9.8 8.0-11.9 36 2.4 1.6- 3.5 13 0.4 0.2- 0.8 9 0.5 0.2- 1.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 736 631 87.9 84.9-90.4 80 9.7 7.5-12.5 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5
Northwest 2,310 1,985 86.8 85.0-88.5 208 8.9 7.5-10.5 75 2.8 2.2- 3.8 24 0.7 0.5- 1.1 18 0.8 0.3- 1.6
Charlotte 1,715 1,482 87.3 85.1-89.1 145 7.7 6.2- 9.5 57 3.5 2.6- 4.8 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9 14 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Greensboro 1,487 1,296 87.9 85.6-89.8 121 8.4 6.7-10.4 44 2.4 1.7- 3.3 13 0.7 0.4- 1.3 13 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Southern Regional 1,076 900 83.9 80.8-86.6 115 10.6 8.3-13.4 31 2.6 1.7- 3.9 16 1.5 0.8- 2.6 14 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Coastal 629 556 88.7 85.5-91.3 47 7.0 5.1- 9.6 21 3.7 2.1- 6.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Wake 1,407 1,209 87.3 84.9-89.3 128 8.2 6.6-10.1 42 3.2 2.2- 4.8 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9
Area L 499 427 86.3 82.5-89.4 41 8.0 5.6-11.4 24 4.6 2.9- 7.0 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Eastern 1,453 1,243 84.8 82.1-87.2 133 9.2 7.4-11.4 49 3.3 2.3- 4.7 11 1.3 0.5- 3.1 17 1.4 0.7- 2.5

Back to Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*.

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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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