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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 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
-Buncombe County 288 191 64.4 57.9-70.5 56 22.1 17.0-28.1 30 11.1 7.6-16.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
GENDER
Male 108 74 67.3 56.7-76.3 24 22.5 15.0-32.3 7 8.3 3.8-17.2 2 1.6 0.3- 7.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Female 180 117 62.0 53.7-69.7 32 21.7 15.4-29.8 23 13.6 8.8-20.3 7 2.2 1.0- 4.8 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
RACE
White 262 173 63.6 56.8-70.0 52 22.5 17.2-28.8 27 11.5 7.7-16.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Other 25 17 71.9 48.2-87.6 4 18.5 5.8-45.3 3 7.6 2.2-23.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.2
AGE
40-44 24 15 58.1 36.6-76.8 7 30.4 14.7-52.7 2 11.5 2.9-36.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 264 176 65.4 58.7-71.6 49 20.8 15.7-26.9 28 11.1 7.5-16.2 9 2.2 1.0- 4.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 62 65.8 53.9-76.1 15 17.5 10.1-28.4 11 12.6 6.5-23.0 3 2.8 0.7- 9.9 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3
Some College + 194 128 63.6 55.7-70.8 41 24.4 18.1-32.0 19 10.5 6.5-16.6 6 1.5 0.6- 3.6 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 104 64.5 55.4-72.6 32 24.0 16.9-32.9 15 8.5 4.9-14.5 6 2.5 1.0- 6.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
$50,000+ 99 67 66.0 55.1-75.3 20 20.9 13.5-30.9 11 12.3 6.5-21.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 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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