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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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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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
-Eastern NC 4,066 3,356 83.4 82.0-84.8 475 11.1 9.9-12.3 170 3.9 3.3- 4.7 32 0.8 0.5- 1.2 33 0.7 0.5- 1.2
GENDER
Male 1,480 1,292 87.4 85.2-89.4 128 8.1 6.6-10.0 41 2.8 1.9- 4.1 9 0.7 0.4- 1.5 10 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Female 2,586 2,064 80.0 78.1-81.8 347 13.5 12.0-15.2 129 4.9 4.0- 6.0 23 0.9 0.6- 1.4 23 0.6 0.4- 1.1
RACE
White 2,830 2,386 85.3 83.7-86.8 301 10.0 8.8-11.4 107 3.4 2.7- 4.3 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3 19 0.6 0.3- 1.0
African American 937 724 77.2 73.6-80.4 138 15.3 12.5-18.6 54 5.7 4.1- 7.9 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 10 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Other Minorities 279 228 86.6 81.0-90.8 35 7.3 4.8-11.0 9 3.1 1.3- 6.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.7 4 2.3 0.6- 8.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 96 82 88.1 77.2-94.2 7 6.7 2.7-15.9 4 1.3 0.4- 4.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 2 3.6 0.8-15.8
Non-Hispanic 3,953 3,264 83.4 81.9-84.7 461 11.1 10.0-12.3 166 4.1 3.4- 4.9 31 0.8 0.6- 1.3 31 0.6 0.4- 1.0
AGE
40-44 428 365 85.7 81.3-89.2 43 9.7 6.9-13.5 14 3.3 1.7- 6.1 5 1.2 0.4- 3.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
45-54 1,000 830 83.9 80.9-86.5 113 10.4 8.3-13.0 39 3.7 2.6- 5.5 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 5 0.8 0.3- 2.5
55-64 1,069 894 83.6 80.9-86.0 127 11.5 9.5-13.9 38 3.8 2.6- 5.5 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5
65-74 922 760 83.5 80.6-86.1 114 12.1 9.9-14.8 35 3.3 2.3- 4.8 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7
75+ 647 507 78.9 74.9-82.4 78 12.2 9.4-15.6 44 6.4 4.6- 8.8 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8 13 1.5 0.8- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 674 511 77.9 73.5-81.8 107 14.9 11.6-18.9 36 4.0 2.7- 5.7 7 1.2 0.5- 2.5 13 2.0 0.9- 4.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,310 1,066 82.4 79.8-84.8 161 11.5 9.5-13.8 61 4.5 3.3- 6.2 14 1.0 0.6- 1.9 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,054 885 83.3 80.4-85.8 114 10.9 8.9-13.3 43 4.6 3.3- 6.5 7 0.9 0.4- 2.1 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
College Graduate 1,018 884 88.4 86.0-90.5 93 8.1 6.4-10.3 30 2.5 1.6- 3.9 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 7 0.7 0.2- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 551 387 71.7 66.2-76.5 98 16.4 12.7-21.1 45 7.7 5.4-11.1 13 2.3 1.2- 4.4 8 1.8 0.6- 5.2
$15,000- 24,999 645 513 79.6 75.5-83.1 81 12.3 9.5-15.7 32 4.8 3.1- 7.2 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 8 1.1 0.5- 2.6
$25,000- 34,999 450 380 86.0 82.0-89.2 48 9.6 6.9-13.1 17 3.3 2.0- 5.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5
$35,000- 49,999 584 498 83.4 79.1-87.0 60 11.7 8.7-15.6 22 4.4 2.7- 7.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
$50,000-74,999 569 487 85.7 81.8-88.8 64 10.0 7.6-13.0 16 3.7 2.0- 6.8 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 706 640 90.9 88.1-93.2 53 7.5 5.4-10.2 11 1.4 0.8- 2.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,800 1,347 76.2 73.6-78.5 287 15.4 13.4-17.7 108 5.4 4.3- 6.7 28 1.6 1.0- 2.4 30 1.4 0.9- 2.3
No 2,200 1,948 88.7 87.0-90.2 185 7.9 6.6- 9.3 60 2.9 2.1- 4.0 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 780 677 88.1 85.2-90.5 65 7.1 5.3- 9.3 27 3.4 2.1- 5.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8
Non-Veteran 3,284 2,677 82.1 80.4-83.7 410 12.2 10.8-13.6 143 4.1 3.4- 5.0 28 0.9 0.6- 1.3 26 0.7 0.4- 1.3

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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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