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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 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 12,259 8,169 66.6 65.5-67.7 2,480 20.4 19.5-21.4 1,085 8.9 8.2- 9.6 398 3.2 2.8- 3.6 127 0.9 0.7- 1.2
-Alamance County 301 200 63.4 56.7-69.6 68 23.0 18.0-29.0 20 7.8 4.7-12.5 9 3.3 1.6- 6.8 4 2.5 0.7- 8.1
GENDER
Male 91 61 63.5 51.4-74.2 13 14.4 8.1-24.1 12 13.8 7.4-24.4 3 3.1 0.9- 9.9 2 5.2 1.1-20.8
Female 210 139 63.4 55.3-70.7 55 28.0 21.3-35.7 8 4.3 1.9- 9.2 6 3.5 1.4- 8.4 2 0.9 0.2- 4.1
RACE
White 250 176 68.2 60.9-74.7 47 17.9 13.2-23.8 16 7.8 4.5-13.3 7 3.0 1.4- 6.6 4 3.1 0.9- 9.9
Other 50 23 41.7 27.2-57.6 21 46.0 31.0-61.9 4 7.6 2.8-19.3 2 4.7 0.9-21.5 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 27 20 73.6 51.8-87.8 6 21.2 8.9-42.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.2 0.7-29.1 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 274 180 61.8 54.7-68.3 62 23.3 18.1-29.6 20 9.0 5.5-14.4 8 3.0 1.4- 6.3 4 2.9 0.9- 9.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 83 58.7 48.5-68.2 32 24.8 17.3-34.1 9 6.5 3.1-13.3 7 6.0 2.6-13.1 2 4.1 0.9-17.4
Some College + 167 116 67.2 58.3-75.0 36 21.7 15.3-29.8 11 8.8 4.6-16.2 2 1.2 0.2- 5.5 2 1.2 0.2- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 151 97 57.7 47.7-67.0 34 23.3 16.3-32.1 12 11.1 5.8-20.0 6 3.8 1.6- 9.1 2 4.2 0.9-17.5
$50,000+ 104 74 71.3 60.7-80.0 23 21.2 13.7-31.3 4 4.8 1.7-12.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 2 1.6 0.3- 7.0

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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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