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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Buncombe County 286 46 14.7 11.0-19.6 40 10.8 7.7-14.9 200 74.4 68.8-79.4
GENDER
Male 107 17 13.4 8.2-21.1 10 7.3 3.8-13.6 80 79.3 70.6-86.0
Female 179 29 15.9 10.9-22.5 30 13.7 9.4-19.7 120 70.4 62.8-77.0
RACE
White 260 41 14.2 10.4-19.2 39 11.7 8.4-16.2 180 74.0 68.1-79.2
Other 25 5 20.3 7.7-43.5 1 1.8 0.2-12.0 19 77.9 55.2-91.0
AGE
40-44 24 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.6 0.5-21.8 23 96.4 78.2-99.5
45+ 262 46 17.0 12.7-22.5 39 11.9 8.5-16.4 177 71.0 64.8-76.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 14 13.0 7.5-21.7 17 12.9 7.7-20.9 61 74.1 63.8-82.3
Some College + 193 32 15.6 11.0-21.8 23 9.9 6.4-15.0 138 74.5 67.5-80.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 157 26 15.1 10.0-22.0 20 9.4 5.8-14.8 111 75.5 67.8-81.9
$50,000+ 99 17 16.3 10.1-25.1 11 10.3 5.6-18.1 71 73.4 63.6-81.4

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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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