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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 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 5,656 4,192 74.0 72.6-75.4 938 16.9 15.7-18.2 335 5.9 5.2- 6.7 140 2.3 1.9- 2.9 51 0.8 0.6- 1.1
AGE
40-44 629 495 77.7 73.5-81.5 94 16.6 13.3-20.5 25 3.6 2.1- 5.9 13 1.9 1.1- 3.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9
45-54 1,421 965 67.6 64.6-70.5 283 20.3 17.9-23.0 117 8.1 6.5-10.1 52 3.7 2.7- 5.1 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8
55-64 1,471 1,135 78.1 75.5-80.5 223 14.5 12.5-16.7 72 5.1 3.9- 6.7 32 1.7 1.1- 2.5 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2
65-74 1,155 883 76.6 73.6-79.3 176 15.2 12.9-17.8 57 4.7 3.5- 6.4 27 2.3 1.5- 3.6 12 1.2 0.6- 2.2
75+ 980 714 73.7 70.3-76.9 162 16.2 13.7-19.2 64 6.7 5.1- 8.8 16 1.3 0.7- 2.2 24 2.1 1.3- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 737 493 67.4 63.0-71.5 135 18.1 14.8-22.0 65 8.9 6.6-11.8 28 3.7 2.4- 5.6 16 1.9 1.1- 3.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,752 1,303 74.0 71.4-76.5 280 16.0 14.0-18.3 103 6.5 5.2- 8.3 50 2.5 1.8- 3.5 16 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,502 1,104 72.7 69.8-75.5 256 18.2 15.9-20.9 93 6.0 4.7- 7.7 35 2.1 1.5- 3.1 14 0.9 0.5- 1.6
College Graduate 1,653 1,285 77.8 75.3-80.1 265 16.1 14.1-18.3 74 4.3 3.2- 5.6 25 1.7 1.0- 2.7 4 0.1 0.0- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 653 410 60.2 55.2-65.0 127 21.1 17.0-25.9 59 9.6 7.0-13.0 40 6.4 4.5- 9.1 17 2.7 1.6- 4.5
$15,000- 24,999 911 626 67.8 64.0-71.4 173 18.7 15.8-21.9 74 9.0 6.9-11.7 25 3.0 1.9- 4.5 13 1.6 0.8- 2.9
$25,000- 34,999 655 490 72.5 67.8-76.7 104 17.0 13.6-21.1 43 7.5 5.1-10.9 15 2.4 1.3- 4.5 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7
$35,000- 49,999 749 573 78.0 74.1-81.5 118 15.0 12.0-18.6 46 5.6 4.0- 7.8 9 1.1 0.5- 2.6 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
$50,000-74,999 718 542 73.5 69.3-77.3 120 18.9 15.5-22.8 39 5.5 3.8- 7.7 15 2.0 1.1- 3.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
$75,000+ 1,024 818 79.7 76.7-82.4 162 15.8 13.4-18.6 26 2.6 1.7- 4.1 16 1.6 0.9- 2.8 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,332 1,538 65.1 62.7-67.5 459 20.5 18.5-22.7 197 8.7 7.4-10.3 94 3.9 3.1- 5.0 44 1.7 1.2- 2.4
No 3,299 2,637 79.7 77.9-81.3 472 14.6 13.2-16.1 137 4.2 3.4- 5.1 46 1.4 1.0- 1.9 7 0.2 0.1- 0.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 69 74.7 62.8-83.8 21 21.5 13.0-33.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 4 2.4 0.9- 6.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Non-Veteran 5,559 4,122 74.0 72.6-75.4 917 16.8 15.6-18.1 334 6.0 5.3- 6.9 136 2.3 1.9- 2.9 50 0.8 0.6- 1.1

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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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