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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

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 12,267 10,240 84.7 83.8-85.5 1,321 9.9 9.3-10.6 499 3.9 3.5- 4.4 115 0.8 0.6- 1.0 92 0.7 0.5- 0.9
-Alamance County 300 244 82.2 76.7-86.6 41 12.8 9.1-17.8 10 3.4 1.7- 6.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
GENDER
Male 91 79 87.8 78.4-93.5 7 8.1 3.6-17.5 4 2.7 1.0- 7.5 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 0 0.0 . - .
Female 209 165 78.9 71.7-84.6 34 15.5 10.6-22.1 6 3.8 1.6- 8.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8
RACE
White 249 206 84.0 78.3-88.5 31 11.2 7.5-16.4 9 3.4 1.7- 6.7 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Other 50 37 73.6 57.2-85.3 10 20.2 10.1-36.5 1 3.4 0.5-20.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7
AGE
40-44 27 22 80.2 58.5-92.1 5 19.8 7.9-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 273 222 82.5 76.8-87.0 36 11.7 8.1-16.6 10 3.9 2.0- 7.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 101 77.0 67.6-84.3 23 17.1 10.7-26.0 5 3.7 1.4- 9.5 2 1.6 0.4- 6.8 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
Some College + 167 142 86.2 79.4-91.0 18 9.4 5.6-15.5 5 3.1 1.2- 7.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 151 119 77.2 68.0-84.3 23 16.5 10.4-25.3 6 3.5 1.5- 8.1 2 2.2 0.5- 8.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
$50,000+ 104 92 90.6 82.9-95.1 9 6.7 3.1-13.8 2 2.3 0.6- 8.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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