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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 274 213 79.2 73.3-84.0 41 14.6 10.5-19.9 13 4.6 2.5- 8.1 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
GENDER
Male 103 83 84.6 75.5-90.7 16 12.2 6.8-20.9 4 3.2 1.1- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Female 171 130 74.5 66.5-81.1 25 16.6 11.2-24.0 9 5.7 2.8-11.3 6 2.8 1.1- 6.8 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5
RACE
White 243 187 78.3 72.0-83.5 39 15.6 11.2-21.5 12 4.8 2.6- 8.8 4 1.0 0.3- 2.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Other 30 26 87.3 68.3-95.7 2 8.4 2.1-28.6 1 3.2 0.4-19.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.5 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 44 39 88.1 71.2-95.7 3 9.2 2.7-27.6 2 2.7 0.7-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 230 174 76.4 69.9-81.9 38 16.2 11.7-22.0 11 5.2 2.7- 9.6 6 2.0 0.8- 4.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 62 53 85.8 73.8-92.8 4 6.7 2.5-17.1 3 4.7 1.4-14.6 2 2.8 0.6-11.8 0 0.0 . - .
Some College + 211 160 77.0 70.1-82.8 37 17.2 12.2-23.8 10 4.5 2.3- 8.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 85 58 72.4 60.8-81.6 19 20.4 12.6-31.3 4 4.2 1.5-11.1 3 2.4 0.7- 7.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
$50,000+ 163 137 83.3 75.6-89.0 18 11.6 6.9-18.9 6 4.1 1.8- 9.3 2 1.0 0.2- 5.1 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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