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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*-WHITE MALES

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 3,373 3,025 89.7 88.3-90.9 210 6.4 5.4- 7.6 96 2.9 2.2- 3.7 14 0.4 0.2- 0.7 28 0.7 0.4- 1.1
AGE
40-44 367 339 92.8 89.0-95.4 16 4.0 2.3- 7.1 8 1.7 0.7- 3.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 2 1.0 0.2- 5.3
45-54 854 771 88.7 85.5-91.2 47 6.4 4.5- 9.0 29 4.1 2.7- 6.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 4 0.5 0.1- 1.7
55-64 946 847 89.3 86.6-91.5 69 8.0 6.0-10.5 21 2.2 1.4- 3.5 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
65-74 715 645 90.3 87.5-92.6 40 5.7 4.0- 8.1 19 2.8 1.6- 4.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 10 1.1 0.6- 2.1
75+ 491 423 87.9 84.3-90.8 38 7.6 5.2-10.9 19 2.9 1.7- 4.7 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2 7 0.9 0.4- 2.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 433 351 82.4 77.8-86.3 34 7.0 4.8-10.3 26 6.8 4.3-10.6 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 14 2.0 1.1- 3.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 972 876 88.9 85.9-91.3 62 7.5 5.4-10.2 26 2.8 1.8- 4.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 7 0.7 0.3- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 758 688 90.0 86.8-92.4 43 6.4 4.5- 9.1 23 3.2 1.9- 5.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
College Graduate 1,204 1,104 92.2 90.0-93.9 71 5.5 4.1- 7.3 21 1.6 0.9- 2.7 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7 5 0.6 0.1- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 257 202 79.9 73.3-85.2 18 6.4 3.7-10.9 17 5.9 3.5- 9.9 4 2.3 0.7- 6.9 16 5.4 2.8-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 404 347 83.5 78.1-87.8 31 8.1 5.4-11.9 22 7.5 4.5-12.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4
$25,000- 34,999 412 362 87.6 83.0-91.1 35 8.0 5.5-11.6 15 4.4 2.3- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 495 450 90.0 86.1-92.9 29 6.8 4.4-10.4 12 2.6 1.3- 5.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
$50,000-74,999 532 501 92.8 88.8-95.5 25 5.6 3.3- 9.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 2 0.9 0.2- 5.2
$75,000+ 909 842 92.4 90.0-94.3 49 5.8 4.1- 8.2 14 1.4 0.8- 2.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,340 1,128 84.1 81.4-86.5 114 9.0 7.2-11.2 63 5.1 3.7- 7.0 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6 24 1.0 0.7- 1.6
No 2,014 1,880 93.0 91.4-94.3 95 5.0 3.8- 6.4 33 1.6 1.1- 2.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3 4 0.4 0.1- 1.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,558 1,406 90.2 88.2-91.9 93 6.3 4.9- 7.9 40 2.8 1.9- 4.1 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6 15 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Non-Veteran 1,813 1,617 89.3 87.3-91.0 117 6.5 5.2- 8.2 56 2.9 2.1- 4.0 10 0.5 0.2- 1.0 13 0.7 0.3- 1.6

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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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