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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 288 195 71.1 64.7-76.8 59 19.1 14.3-25.0 23 7.0 4.5-10.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 5 1.3 0.5- 3.7
GENDER
Male 105 76 75.0 64.6-83.2 20 17.4 10.5-27.4 6 5.4 2.4-11.9 2 1.5 0.3- 7.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
Female 183 119 67.7 59.5-74.9 39 20.6 14.7-28.1 17 8.4 4.9-13.8 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 4 2.0 0.6- 6.4
RACE
White 183 126 69.8 61.8-76.8 38 19.9 14.1-27.3 15 9.1 5.3-15.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Other 103 67 71.5 60.8-80.2 21 18.9 11.7-29.2 8 4.8 2.2-10.4 3 2.1 0.6- 7.3 4 2.6 0.8- 7.9
AGE
40-44 34 23 74.1 55.4-86.8 9 21.6 10.1-40.3 1 3.2 0.4-19.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 254 172 70.3 63.6-76.3 50 18.4 13.6-24.4 22 8.0 5.1-12.3 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 83 54 67.8 55.3-78.1 17 19.9 11.7-31.7 7 6.9 3.1-14.6 2 2.3 0.5-10.2 3 3.2 0.9-10.9
Some College + 205 141 72.7 65.2-79.1 42 18.7 13.3-25.8 16 7.0 4.1-11.8 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 119 72 62.7 51.6-72.6 28 23.9 15.6-34.7 10 7.1 3.5-13.7 5 3.4 1.2- 9.0 4 3.0 0.9- 9.1
$50,000+ 139 104 76.7 68.0-83.6 25 16.6 10.8-24.7 10 6.7 3.5-12.7 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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