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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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
-Eastern NC 4,048 271 5.9 5.1- 6.8 3,777 94.1 93.2-94.9
GENDER
Male 1,474 83 4.7 3.6- 6.3 1,391 95.3 93.7-96.4
Female 2,574 188 6.9 5.8- 8.1 2,386 93.1 91.9-94.2
RACE
White 2,823 171 5.2 4.3- 6.3 2,652 94.8 93.7-95.7
African American 927 87 8.7 6.8-11.0 840 91.3 89.0-93.2
Other Minorities 279 13 3.8 1.7- 8.1 266 96.2 91.9-98.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 6 3.4 1.4- 8.2 91 96.6 91.8-98.6
Non-Hispanic 3,933 263 6.0 5.1- 6.9 3,670 94.0 93.1-94.9
AGE
40-44 430 8 1.4 0.6- 3.1 422 98.6 96.9-99.4
45-54 991 37 4.2 2.7- 6.3 954 95.8 93.7-97.3
55-64 1,065 50 4.5 3.3- 6.2 1,015 95.5 93.8-96.7
65-74 920 81 8.9 6.8-11.5 839 91.1 88.5-93.2
75+ 642 95 15.0 12.0-18.5 547 85.0 81.5-88.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 669 82 10.0 7.7-13.0 587 90.0 87.0-92.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,304 90 5.6 4.4- 7.1 1,214 94.4 92.9-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,052 58 4.7 3.5- 6.4 994 95.3 93.6-96.5
College Graduate 1,014 41 4.8 3.1- 7.3 973 95.2 92.7-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 547 57 9.0 6.5-12.3 490 91.0 87.7-93.5
$15,000- 24,999 640 55 7.2 5.4- 9.7 585 92.8 90.3-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 452 30 5.3 3.5- 8.0 422 94.7 92.0-96.5
$35,000- 49,999 583 25 3.5 2.2- 5.6 558 96.5 94.4-97.8
$50,000-74,999 566 23 4.0 2.6- 6.2 543 96.0 93.8-97.4
$75,000+ 705 27 4.5 2.6- 7.6 678 95.5 92.4-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,789 164 7.8 6.5- 9.3 1,625 92.2 90.7-93.5
No 2,197 102 4.5 3.4- 5.7 2,095 95.5 94.3-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 779 48 5.5 3.7- 8.2 731 94.5 91.8-96.3
Non-Veteran 3,267 223 6.0 5.1- 7.0 3,044 94.0 93.0-94.9

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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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