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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 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 3,363 2,523 75.5 73.6-77.2 538 15.8 14.4-17.4 209 6.4 5.5- 7.6 61 1.5 1.1- 2.1 32 0.7 0.5- 1.2
AGE
40-44 367 307 84.1 79.1-88.0 45 11.5 8.2-15.9 14 4.3 2.4- 7.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 852 598 69.4 65.5-73.1 165 19.4 16.3-22.8 64 8.5 6.4-11.3 17 1.7 1.0- 2.9 8 1.0 0.4- 2.4
55-64 946 708 76.3 73.1-79.3 142 14.6 12.2-17.5 63 6.1 4.6- 7.9 26 2.5 1.6- 3.8 7 0.5 0.2- 1.3
65-74 710 543 76.5 72.6-80.0 108 14.8 12.0-18.0 41 6.2 4.4- 8.8 8 1.3 0.6- 2.9 10 1.3 0.6- 2.6
75+ 488 367 76.4 71.7-80.5 78 16.5 12.9-20.9 27 4.6 3.0- 7.0 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 427 294 67.8 62.0-73.2 70 15.7 12.1-20.1 30 8.0 5.2-12.2 20 5.6 3.3- 9.4 13 2.9 1.4- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 973 716 73.7 70.2-77.0 160 17.6 14.7-20.9 69 6.7 5.2- 8.7 22 1.6 1.0- 2.6 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7
Some Post-H.S. 757 576 76.1 72.1-79.7 128 15.9 12.9-19.4 40 6.4 4.5- 9.2 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 7 0.9 0.3- 2.5
College Graduate 1,200 933 78.5 75.5-81.2 179 14.5 12.3-17.1 70 5.8 4.3- 7.8 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5 6 0.4 0.1- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 253 162 63.3 55.5-70.5 44 16.3 11.7-22.2 18 9.6 5.5-16.3 13 5.9 2.8-11.7 16 5.0 2.7- 8.8
$15,000- 24,999 403 271 63.0 56.5-69.0 82 23.0 17.8-29.0 34 9.7 6.5-14.3 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 5 1.7 0.5- 5.3
$25,000- 34,999 412 298 72.2 66.3-77.4 78 19.8 15.1-25.5 25 6.1 3.9- 9.4 10 1.9 0.9- 4.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
$35,000- 49,999 497 389 78.8 74.0-82.9 70 13.5 10.3-17.5 29 6.1 3.8- 9.8 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
$50,000-74,999 533 415 78.5 74.0-82.4 70 12.8 9.7-16.6 39 6.9 4.8- 9.8 7 1.1 0.5- 2.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5
$75,000+ 904 723 80.3 77.0-83.3 128 13.7 11.2-16.6 45 5.1 3.6- 7.2 5 0.6 0.3- 1.6 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,338 923 69.2 66.1-72.2 237 17.7 15.3-20.4 98 7.8 6.2- 9.9 49 3.5 2.5- 4.8 31 1.7 1.1- 2.7
No 2,007 1,589 79.2 76.8-81.3 295 14.6 12.8-16.7 111 5.7 4.5- 7.1 11 0.4 0.2- 0.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,554 1,185 76.9 74.2-79.3 229 14.5 12.6-16.7 97 6.3 4.9- 8.1 27 1.6 1.1- 2.5 16 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Non-Veteran 1,807 1,336 74.5 71.9-76.9 309 16.7 14.7-19.0 112 6.5 5.2- 8.1 34 1.5 1.0- 2.2 16 0.8 0.4- 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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