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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 342 279 83.1 78.2-87.2 38 8.8 6.2-12.4 20 6.2 3.8-10.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 4 1.6 0.5- 5.2
GENDER
Male 141 126 90.3 83.2-94.6 9 5.1 2.4-10.6 5 4.1 1.5-10.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
Female 201 153 75.8 68.4-82.0 29 12.6 8.6-18.2 15 8.5 4.8-14.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5 3 2.7 0.7-10.2
RACE
White 312 254 84.0 79.1-87.9 37 9.6 6.7-13.5 17 5.4 3.2- 9.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6
Other 28 23 75.4 51.4-89.9 1 3.1 0.4-19.1 3 13.2 4.0-35.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.3 1.2-40.2
AGE
40-44 29 24 88.5 71.5-95.9 1 2.3 0.3-14.7 4 9.3 2.8-26.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 313 255 82.4 77.0-86.7 37 9.8 6.8-13.8 16 5.8 3.3- 9.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 4 1.9 0.6- 6.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 154 118 79.1 71.0-85.5 18 8.3 5.0-13.4 14 9.2 5.1-16.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 3 3.0 0.8-10.6
Some College + 188 161 86.8 80.3-91.4 20 9.3 5.6-15.0 6 3.5 1.3- 8.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 151 82.4 75.5-87.7 24 8.9 5.7-13.6 10 5.3 2.7-10.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 4 3.1 0.9- 9.7
$50,000+ 113 98 85.9 76.6-91.9 10 8.4 4.2-16.0 5 5.7 2.1-14.3 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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