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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,297 7,645 74.7 73.6-75.7 1,687 16.4 15.5-17.3 623 6.1 5.5- 6.7 252 2.2 1.9- 2.5 90 0.7 0.5- 0.9
No 995 659 66.1 62.1-69.8 197 20.1 17.0-23.6 81 8.1 6.1-10.5 50 4.5 3.3- 6.1 8 1.3 0.5- 3.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 171 115 66.7 57.0-75.2 33 19.0 12.8-27.3 10 4.8 2.4- 9.5 8 5.5 2.4-12.2 5 4.0 0.9-16.1
Recommended Range 3,504 2,655 76.7 74.9-78.4 553 15.4 14.0-17.0 188 5.0 4.2- 6.0 88 2.3 1.8- 3.0 20 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Overweight 4,022 3,000 74.2 72.4-76.0 672 16.9 15.5-18.5 238 6.5 5.4- 7.8 80 1.7 1.3- 2.2 32 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Obese 3,167 2,221 70.5 68.4-72.5 561 18.1 16.4-19.9 233 7.2 6.1- 8.5 117 3.2 2.6- 4.0 35 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Current Smoker
No 9,151 6,815 74.8 73.6-75.9 1,501 16.4 15.5-17.4 552 6.1 5.5- 6.7 204 2.0 1.7- 2.3 79 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 2,090 1,462 70.5 67.8-73.1 366 17.3 15.3-19.5 147 7.1 5.5- 9.1 96 4.1 3.2- 5.2 19 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Binge Drinker
No 10,420 7,658 73.9 72.9-75.0 1,751 16.8 15.9-17.7 647 6.2 5.6- 6.8 275 2.4 2.1- 2.8 89 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 700 512 71.2 66.7-75.3 116 17.7 14.4-21.7 47 7.6 5.4-10.5 19 2.1 1.3- 3.5 6 1.4 0.5- 4.0
Heavy Drinker
No 10,782 7,920 73.9 72.8-74.9 1,814 16.8 15.9-17.7 670 6.2 5.6- 6.9 283 2.3 2.0- 2.7 95 0.7 0.6- 1.0
Yes 346 259 71.5 65.0-77.2 50 15.8 11.6-21.1 22 7.2 4.3-11.8 13 4.1 2.2- 7.4 2 1.5 0.2- 8.7
Current Asthma
Yes 861 555 65.5 61.5-69.3 170 19.1 16.1-22.4 65 8.0 5.9-10.8 55 6.0 4.3- 8.2 16 1.5 0.8- 2.5
No 10,395 7,730 74.5 73.4-75.6 1,702 16.5 15.6-17.4 637 6.1 5.5- 6.8 246 2.1 1.8- 2.5 80 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,673 1,111 65.6 62.7-68.4 304 18.8 16.6-21.3 142 9.0 7.4-11.0 73 4.0 3.0- 5.3 43 2.5 1.8- 3.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 54 33 66.2 50.0-79.3 12 18.6 9.3-33.8 7 13.0 5.6-27.6 2 2.1 0.5- 8.5 0 0.0 . - .
No 9,368 7,028 75.3 74.2-76.4 1,523 16.3 15.4-17.3 542 5.8 5.2- 6.5 222 2.1 1.8- 2.5 53 0.5 0.3- 0.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 195 137 69.5 60.8-77.1 39 20.2 14.4-27.6 14 7.5 3.3-16.1 5 2.7 0.9- 7.4 0 0.0 . - .
Disability
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

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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.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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