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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 330 236 70.0 64.0-75.4 63 21.2 16.4-26.8 22 6.6 4.2-10.2 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1
GENDER
Male 130 91 67.8 58.0-76.3 26 23.9 16.3-33.7 11 7.3 3.9-13.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Female 200 145 72.0 64.6-78.4 37 18.7 13.5-25.3 11 5.9 3.0-11.0 3 1.5 0.4- 4.9 4 2.0 0.7- 5.6
RACE
White 270 198 71.6 65.0-77.5 48 19.8 14.7-26.1 17 6.6 4.0-10.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 4 1.0 0.3- 2.7
Other 59 37 63.0 48.7-75.4 15 27.0 16.2-41.3 5 6.3 2.4-15.7 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.5
AGE
18-44 36 30 82.8 64.1-92.9 6 17.2 7.1-35.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 294 206 67.5 61.1-73.3 57 21.9 16.9-28.0 22 7.8 5.0-12.1 4 1.3 0.5- 3.6 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 182 122 66.5 58.2-73.8 38 21.2 15.1-28.9 16 9.8 5.8-16.1 4 2.0 0.7- 5.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.2
Some College + 147 114 75.2 66.3-82.4 24 20.1 13.4-29.1 6 2.7 1.2- 6.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 148 69.8 62.1-76.6 36 18.7 13.2-25.9 17 8.6 5.1-14.2 4 1.8 0.6- 4.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3
$50,000+ 82 56 67.6 55.5-77.8 22 28.8 19.0-40.9 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5

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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