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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 276 208 76.1 69.5-81.7 47 17.8 12.9-24.1 12 4.1 2.1- 7.8 4 1.0 0.3- 2.9 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6
GENDER
Male 93 76 82.6 71.6-90.0 11 12.4 6.3-23.2 4 4.1 1.4-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3
Female 183 132 70.7 62.3-78.0 36 22.2 15.7-30.5 8 4.1 1.7- 9.2 4 1.8 0.6- 5.2 3 1.2 0.3- 4.0
RACE
White 244 185 78.0 71.5-83.3 39 14.9 10.6-20.7 12 4.8 2.5- 9.1 3 1.1 0.3- 3.3 5 1.2 0.5- 3.0
Other 32 23 65.4 42.5-82.9 8 34.1 16.7-57.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 40 34 83.7 66.7-92.9 5 14.8 6.0-32.1 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 236 174 74.3 66.9-80.6 42 18.5 13.0-25.6 11 4.7 2.3- 9.2 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 96 69.6 59.0-78.5 26 23.4 15.2-34.2 6 4.8 1.9-11.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.6 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8
Some College + 143 111 81.1 72.9-87.3 21 13.5 8.4-21.0 6 3.6 1.4- 9.0 2 0.8 0.2- 4.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 116 80 65.6 53.9-75.6 27 30.1 20.3-42.2 6 3.1 1.3- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.3 0.4- 3.9
$50,000+ 111 88 84.8 76.8-90.4 15 9.2 5.3-15.6 4 3.9 1.3-10.7 4 2.1 0.7- 6.1 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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