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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 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%)
North Carolina 11,303 8,313 73.8 72.8-74.9 1,885 16.7 15.9-17.6 705 6.3 5.7- 6.9 302 2.4 2.1- 2.7 98 0.8 0.6- 1.0
-New Hanover County 309 235 76.3 70.5-81.3 51 17.7 13.2-23.3 16 4.2 2.4- 7.0 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
GENDER
Male 97 76 77.5 67.0-85.3 14 15.8 9.2-25.9 6 5.5 2.4-12.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - .
Female 212 159 75.6 68.3-81.7 37 18.8 13.2-26.0 10 3.4 1.8- 6.3 4 1.3 0.4- 3.7 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3
RACE
White 269 201 74.8 68.5-80.3 48 19.2 14.2-25.4 15 4.6 2.7- 7.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 2 0.7 0.1- 3.1
Other 39 33 86.0 69.7-94.2 3 7.6 2.2-23.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 2 5.2 1.1-21.0 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 28 22 71.4 46.9-87.6 5 27.0 11.2-52.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 281 213 77.1 71.4-81.9 46 16.2 12.1-21.4 15 4.6 2.6- 7.7 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9 2 0.7 0.1- 3.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 101 74 70.2 58.1-80.0 18 22.9 13.9-35.4 5 3.3 1.3- 7.9 2 1.9 0.4- 8.6 2 1.8 0.4- 7.9
Some College + 208 161 79.4 73.0-84.6 33 15.1 10.6-20.9 11 4.6 2.4- 8.5 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 139 97 70.0 60.4-78.1 28 21.0 13.8-30.6 9 5.6 2.8-10.9 3 2.0 0.5- 7.0 2 1.4 0.3- 6.5
$50,000+ 126 102 80.2 71.3-86.9 17 15.5 9.5-24.2 5 3.2 1.2- 8.3 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 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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