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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 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
-Eastern NC 4,062 2,669 65.7 63.8-67.5 852 20.5 19.0-22.1 364 9.4 8.3-10.6 137 3.5 2.8- 4.3 40 0.9 0.6- 1.4
GENDER
Male 1,476 1,000 66.9 63.8-69.8 291 19.6 17.3-22.3 126 9.2 7.5-11.2 43 3.2 2.1- 4.6 16 1.1 0.6- 2.1
Female 2,586 1,669 64.7 62.4-66.9 561 21.3 19.5-23.2 238 9.6 8.2-11.1 94 3.7 2.9- 4.7 24 0.8 0.5- 1.2
RACE
White 2,833 1,919 66.5 64.3-68.7 567 20.8 19.0-22.7 250 9.6 8.3-11.1 74 2.6 2.0- 3.3 23 0.6 0.3- 0.9
African American 934 561 63.1 59.1-66.8 213 19.8 17.0-22.9 97 9.8 7.7-12.4 50 5.9 4.0- 8.5 13 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Other Minorities 275 178 67.5 59.6-74.6 65 19.8 14.5-26.4 15 6.3 3.3-11.8 13 3.9 1.9- 8.1 4 2.4 0.7- 8.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 61 66.4 53.6-77.2 22 17.5 10.5-27.6 9 10.4 4.9-20.7 3 2.1 0.5- 9.0 2 3.6 0.7-15.7
Non-Hispanic 3,949 2,600 65.7 63.8-67.5 825 20.6 19.1-22.3 353 9.3 8.3-10.6 133 3.5 2.8- 4.3 38 0.8 0.5- 1.2
AGE
40-44 433 300 69.8 64.4-74.8 101 22.1 17.8-27.1 21 5.7 3.5- 9.1 10 2.2 1.1- 4.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
45-54 992 571 58.5 54.7-62.3 221 21.5 18.6-24.8 134 13.2 10.8-15.9 57 5.4 3.9- 7.6 9 1.3 0.6- 3.0
55-64 1,069 712 66.5 63.1-69.7 223 20.4 17.7-23.3 103 10.0 7.9-12.5 25 2.5 1.6- 3.9 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6
65-74 921 646 71.1 67.6-74.5 185 19.1 16.3-22.2 57 6.7 5.0- 9.1 24 2.2 1.4- 3.6 9 0.8 0.4- 1.8
75+ 647 440 69.3 65.0-73.3 122 18.3 15.0-22.0 49 7.2 5.2- 9.9 21 3.6 2.2- 5.9 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 668 390 58.3 53.2-63.3 158 22.6 18.7-27.0 65 9.6 7.1-12.9 42 7.8 5.2-11.5 13 1.7 0.7- 4.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,309 854 65.9 62.7-69.0 264 19.3 16.8-22.0 131 10.3 8.4-12.5 46 3.4 2.4- 4.8 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,057 698 65.5 62.0-68.9 225 21.0 18.2-24.0 97 10.1 8.0-12.7 28 2.5 1.6- 4.0 9 0.8 0.4- 1.8
College Graduate 1,018 720 70.7 67.0-74.1 202 20.0 17.0-23.3 71 7.4 5.6- 9.8 21 1.7 1.0- 2.7 4 0.2 0.1- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 550 297 53.9 48.0-59.8 131 21.9 17.7-26.8 70 12.5 9.2-16.8 40 9.1 5.9-13.7 12 2.5 1.1- 5.7
$15,000- 24,999 647 397 60.6 55.8-65.3 147 21.9 18.2-26.1 58 9.6 7.1-12.9 36 7.0 4.7-10.3 9 0.9 0.4- 1.8
$25,000- 34,999 450 306 66.6 60.9-71.9 87 18.8 14.8-23.6 45 12.1 8.6-16.7 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5
$35,000- 49,999 585 389 64.3 59.3-69.1 129 22.7 18.7-27.2 49 9.4 6.7-13.2 16 2.8 1.6- 4.7 2 0.8 0.1- 4.2
$50,000-74,999 569 400 71.4 66.7-75.6 114 19.1 15.5-23.3 48 8.5 6.0-11.8 7 1.0 0.5- 2.3 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 705 507 71.2 67.0-75.0 131 19.2 15.9-23.0 53 8.1 6.0-10.8 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,797 1,047 58.4 55.5-61.3 424 22.8 20.5-25.2 198 11.3 9.5-13.3 94 6.0 4.6- 7.8 34 1.5 1.0- 2.4
No 2,200 1,572 70.7 68.3-73.0 418 19.1 17.2-21.3 162 8.1 6.7- 9.6 43 1.7 1.2- 2.4 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 781 555 72.2 68.1-75.9 135 16.2 13.2-19.8 67 8.9 6.7-11.8 18 2.0 1.1- 3.5 6 0.6 0.3- 1.6
Non-Veteran 3,279 2,113 63.9 61.8-66.0 716 21.7 20.0-23.5 297 9.5 8.3-10.9 119 3.9 3.1- 4.9 34 1.0 0.6- 1.6

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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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