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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?*
Would you say-

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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%)
North Carolina 11,312 9,729 86.8 86.0-87.6 1,018 8.7 8.0- 9.4 358 3.0 2.6- 3.4 109 0.8 0.6- 1.1 98 0.7 0.6- 1.0
-New Hanover County 308 271 88.7 84.4-91.9 22 6.7 4.3-10.4 12 3.8 2.1- 6.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7
GENDER
Male 97 85 89.2 81.5-93.9 5 4.4 1.8-10.4 6 5.9 2.7-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
Female 211 186 88.4 82.8-92.4 17 8.2 4.9-13.3 6 2.5 1.0- 5.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3
RACE
White 267 238 90.0 85.6-93.2 14 4.8 2.7- 8.2 12 4.3 2.4- 7.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1
Other 40 32 79.7 62.6-90.2 8 20.3 9.8-37.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 28 25 93.7 80.6-98.2 1 3.1 0.4-19.4 2 3.1 0.8-12.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 280 246 87.9 83.2-91.5 21 7.3 4.6-11.3 10 3.9 2.1- 7.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 101 82 82.0 72.5-88.7 13 12.7 7.2-21.6 3 3.0 0.9- 9.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.3 0.6- 7.9
Some College + 207 189 92.1 87.4-95.1 9 3.7 1.8- 7.5 9 4.2 2.1- 8.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 138 113 81.4 73.2-87.5 14 10.1 5.8-17.1 8 6.6 3.2-12.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.9 0.5- 6.5
$50,000+ 126 120 95.3 89.8-97.9 4 3.2 1.2- 8.4 2 1.4 0.3- 5.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

Back to Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*.

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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