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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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?
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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
-Buncombe County 288 242 85.2 80.2-89.1 28 10.1 6.8-14.7 15 4.1 2.4- 7.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
GENDER
Male 108 90 85.6 77.1-91.3 13 11.5 6.4-19.8 4 2.5 0.9- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Female 180 152 84.9 78.3-89.7 15 8.9 5.2-14.8 11 5.5 2.9-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1
RACE
White 262 222 86.5 81.6-90.2 25 9.4 6.2-14.0 13 3.7 2.0- 6.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
Other 25 19 71.9 47.6-87.9 3 17.2 5.1-44.7 2 8.9 2.2-29.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.2
AGE
40-44 24 22 94.6 79.1-98.8 2 5.4 1.2-20.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 264 220 83.7 78.2-88.0 26 10.8 7.2-15.9 15 4.8 2.8- 8.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 79 87.3 78.9-92.7 5 5.3 2.2-12.1 6 5.6 2.3-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8
Some College + 194 162 84.1 77.6-89.0 23 12.4 8.0-18.8 9 3.5 1.7- 6.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 132 84.4 77.3-89.6 14 9.3 5.3-15.9 11 5.8 3.1-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
$50,000+ 99 84 85.5 76.4-91.5 13 12.9 7.3-21.9 2 1.5 0.3- 6.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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