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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
Would you say-

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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 12,267 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
-Forsyth County 322 270 84.2 79.1-88.3 35 11.2 7.8-15.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 5 1.6 0.6- 4.5
GENDER
Male 128 113 88.4 80.8-93.3 11 7.9 4.1-14.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5 2 2.3 0.6- 8.7
Female 194 157 79.9 72.5-85.8 24 14.6 9.5-21.9 9 4.2 2.0- 8.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8
RACE
White 252 216 87.8 83.0-91.3 26 9.5 6.4-13.9 6 1.7 0.7- 4.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Other 70 54 75.2 61.5-85.2 9 15.7 7.8-29.1 3 2.9 0.9- 9.4 2 2.0 0.4- 8.8 2 4.1 1.0-14.9
AGE
40-44 34 32 93.0 75.3-98.3 2 7.0 1.7-24.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 288 238 82.6 76.9-87.1 33 12.0 8.3-17.2 9 2.5 1.2- 5.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 5 1.9 0.7- 5.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 116 98 84.8 75.5-90.9 11 9.2 4.7-17.3 3 2.2 0.6- 7.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2 2 2.2 0.4-10.4
Some College + 206 172 83.9 77.4-88.8 24 12.3 8.0-18.6 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 3 1.3 0.3- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 139 114 80.8 72.1-87.3 17 13.1 8.0-20.8 3 1.5 0.4- 5.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 4 4.1 1.3-11.9
$50,000+ 144 121 84.4 76.4-90.0 16 12.0 7.0-19.8 5 2.7 1.1- 7.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0

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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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