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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Eastern NC 4,069 745 14.4 13.2-15.6 555 10.5 9.5-11.6 2,769 75.1 73.6-76.6
GENDER
Male 1,480 217 10.8 9.3-12.6 158 7.9 6.5- 9.5 1,105 81.3 79.0-83.3
Female 2,589 528 17.4 15.8-19.1 397 12.7 11.4-14.2 1,664 69.9 67.9-71.9
RACE
White 2,833 546 15.2 13.8-16.7 426 11.0 9.9-12.3 1,861 73.8 71.9-75.5
African American 936 156 13.4 11.2-16.1 100 10.0 7.8-12.6 680 76.6 73.3-79.6
Other Minorities 281 42 10.6 7.2-15.2 26 7.5 4.3-12.6 213 82.0 75.8-86.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 98 9 4.3 2.0- 9.1 7 7.1 2.8-16.7 82 88.6 79.3-94.0
Non-Hispanic 3,953 732 14.7 13.6-16.0 541 10.6 9.6-11.7 2,680 74.7 73.1-76.2
AGE
40-44 433 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 419 97.2 95.0-98.4
45-54 994 43 3.1 2.2- 4.5 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7 932 94.8 92.9-96.2
55-64 1,069 168 16.0 13.6-18.7 48 4.6 3.4- 6.3 853 79.4 76.5-82.1
65-74 923 308 31.7 28.3-35.2 193 20.3 17.4-23.6 422 48.0 44.2-51.8
75+ 650 217 33.5 29.4-37.9 290 43.1 38.7-47.6 143 23.4 19.8-27.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 680 164 18.3 15.3-21.9 167 18.7 15.6-22.3 349 63.0 58.3-67.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,310 231 14.2 12.3-16.4 177 10.1 8.5-11.9 902 75.7 73.0-78.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,055 184 14.0 11.9-16.4 114 8.5 6.8-10.7 757 77.5 74.5-80.2
College Graduate 1,016 166 12.4 10.4-14.6 94 7.4 5.8- 9.5 756 80.2 77.4-82.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 553 123 17.8 14.4-21.8 112 16.3 13.0-20.2 318 65.9 60.7-70.7
$15,000- 24,999 647 140 17.7 14.7-21.3 114 13.2 10.6-16.2 393 69.1 64.8-73.1
$25,000- 34,999 453 96 15.6 12.4-19.4 68 13.2 10.1-17.2 289 71.2 66.2-75.8
$35,000- 49,999 582 102 14.0 11.2-17.5 52 6.9 4.9- 9.5 428 79.1 75.1-82.6
$50,000-74,999 568 75 10.2 7.9-13.0 49 6.5 4.7- 8.9 444 83.3 79.9-86.3
$75,000+ 705 80 9.1 7.1-11.5 40 5.3 3.6- 7.7 585 85.6 82.5-88.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,806 411 18.8 16.8-20.9 321 13.8 12.1-15.6 1,074 67.4 64.9-69.9
No 2,200 329 11.3 10.0-12.8 227 8.1 6.9- 9.5 1,644 80.6 78.7-82.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 779 146 15.5 12.9-18.5 107 10.6 8.4-13.2 526 73.9 70.3-77.3
Non-Veteran 3,288 599 14.1 12.9-15.4 448 10.5 9.4-11.7 2,241 75.4 73.7-77.0

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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