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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 357 248 68.9 63.1-74.2 73 19.3 15.2-24.3 23 8.3 5.3-12.9 8 2.4 1.2- 4.9 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7
GENDER
Male 121 82 69.6 59.8-77.9 23 17.5 11.3-26.1 12 11.1 6.0-19.6 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
Female 236 166 68.4 61.1-74.9 50 20.7 15.5-27.1 11 6.3 3.2-12.0 5 3.0 1.3- 7.2 4 1.6 0.6- 4.5
RACE
White 219 149 67.2 59.7-73.9 48 21.5 16.0-28.2 14 8.3 4.5-14.6 5 2.4 1.0- 5.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1
Other 136 98 72.2 62.8-80.0 24 15.2 9.7-23.2 9 8.6 4.3-16.4 3 2.4 0.8- 7.4 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1
AGE
40-44 46 34 78.7 64.1-88.4 9 16.0 7.8-29.9 2 4.5 1.1-16.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2
45+ 311 214 66.8 60.4-72.7 64 20.1 15.5-25.6 21 9.1 5.7-14.4 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9 4 1.0 0.4- 3.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 112 68.2 59.3-76.0 30 18.5 12.5-26.5 11 8.4 4.3-15.8 5 3.7 1.5- 8.6 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8
Some College + 194 135 70.0 62.2-76.8 42 19.3 14.0-25.9 12 8.3 4.5-15.0 3 1.5 0.4- 4.9 2 0.9 0.2- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 133 62.3 53.8-70.0 41 21.4 15.4-28.9 15 11.7 6.8-19.5 6 4.1 1.8- 8.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
$50,000+ 117 87 78.5 69.5-85.3 20 14.0 8.7-21.7 7 5.7 2.4-12.9 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5

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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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