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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 310 257 85.6 80.9-89.4 41 12.0 8.5-16.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
GENDER
Male 131 111 85.8 78.0-91.2 18 13.1 8.0-20.9 2 1.0 0.3- 4.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Female 179 146 85.4 79.2-90.1 23 10.8 6.9-16.7 5 1.7 0.6- 4.2 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
RACE
White 289 241 86.3 81.4-90.0 37 11.4 8.0-16.1 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6 4 0.8 0.3- 2.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Other 19 14 74.2 47.7-90.1 4 21.1 7.2-48.0 1 4.7 0.6-27.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 28 26 94.2 79.0-98.6 2 5.8 1.4-21.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 282 231 83.9 78.6-88.1 39 13.2 9.4-18.3 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 184 153 85.9 79.6-90.6 20 10.3 6.3-16.4 7 2.2 1.0- 4.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
Some College + 126 104 85.2 77.2-90.7 21 14.5 9.0-22.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 157 85.9 79.5-90.5 24 11.3 7.1-17.4 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7 3 1.1 0.3- 4.0 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
$50,000+ 85 71 84.9 75.0-91.3 13 14.2 8.0-24.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 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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