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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-WHITE 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 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
AGE
40-44 629 565 90.2 87.1-92.6 50 7.7 5.6-10.6 11 1.5 0.7- 3.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
45-54 1,420 1,230 86.5 84.2-88.5 128 9.3 7.6-11.3 42 3.1 2.1- 4.5 13 0.7 0.4- 1.2 7 0.4 0.2- 0.9
55-64 1,471 1,261 86.1 83.8-88.1 134 9.1 7.5-11.0 57 3.7 2.7- 5.0 9 0.6 0.3- 1.4 10 0.5 0.3- 1.1
65-74 1,158 967 83.3 80.6-85.7 126 11.2 9.2-13.5 38 3.2 2.2- 4.6 15 1.2 0.7- 2.2 12 1.1 0.5- 2.3
75+ 971 801 83.7 80.9-86.2 103 10.2 8.2-12.7 31 3.0 2.0- 4.3 14 1.2 0.7- 2.0 22 1.9 1.2- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 735 577 79.8 76.1-83.0 89 11.3 8.8-14.4 33 4.7 3.2- 6.9 22 2.5 1.6- 3.9 14 1.7 0.9- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,756 1,469 83.4 81.1-85.4 190 11.6 9.9-13.6 56 3.1 2.3- 4.2 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5 23 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,496 1,287 87.0 84.8-88.9 142 9.4 7.8-11.4 52 2.7 1.9- 3.9 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2
College Graduate 1,650 1,480 90.0 88.1-91.6 119 6.8 5.5- 8.3 38 2.5 1.7- 3.6 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3 7 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 649 488 74.7 70.2-78.7 91 13.6 10.6-17.4 36 6.9 4.6-10.2 18 2.5 1.5- 4.1 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0
$15,000- 24,999 910 737 79.4 75.9-82.4 106 13.4 10.7-16.5 41 4.3 3.1- 6.0 8 0.9 0.4- 1.8 18 2.0 1.2- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 653 558 84.8 81.0-87.9 60 10.6 7.8-14.2 24 3.2 2.0- 4.9 7 0.8 0.3- 1.9 4 0.7 0.3- 1.9
$35,000- 49,999 750 645 85.9 82.4-88.8 81 10.9 8.4-14.1 17 2.3 1.2- 4.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.3 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
$50,000-74,999 719 638 89.2 86.3-91.5 55 7.3 5.4- 9.8 22 3.2 2.0- 5.2 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
$75,000+ 1,023 939 92.2 90.2-93.9 68 6.3 4.8- 8.2 12 0.9 0.5- 1.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,327 1,808 78.1 76.0-80.0 309 13.2 11.6-14.9 126 5.6 4.5- 6.9 38 1.5 1.0- 2.2 46 1.6 1.2- 2.3
No 3,297 2,996 91.1 89.9-92.2 228 7.0 6.0- 8.2 52 1.3 1.0- 1.8 14 0.3 0.2- 0.5 7 0.2 0.1- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 83 92.2 85.8-95.9 9 4.4 2.1- 8.8 2 2.4 0.5- 9.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Non-Veteran 5,552 4,740 85.9 84.8-87.0 532 9.5 8.6-10.5 177 3.0 2.5- 3.6 51 0.8 0.6- 1.1 52 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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