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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 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
-Forsyth County 321 212 69.0 62.8-74.6 66 17.1 12.9-22.3 30 10.1 6.7-14.9 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9 6 1.9 0.8- 4.8
GENDER
Male 127 92 73.6 63.4-81.7 19 12.6 7.1-21.4 13 10.9 5.9-19.4 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.9 0.9- 9.0
Female 194 120 64.5 56.8-71.5 47 21.7 16.2-28.5 17 9.2 5.5-15.1 7 3.7 1.7- 7.6 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
RACE
White 251 170 70.8 64.3-76.5 49 17.1 12.8-22.6 22 8.4 5.3-12.8 6 2.1 0.9- 4.8 4 1.6 0.5- 4.8
Other 70 42 64.7 50.0-77.1 17 17.1 8.7-30.8 8 14.4 6.7-28.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 2 2.8 0.6-12.6
AGE
40-44 35 28 81.1 64.1-91.2 4 8.5 3.0-21.6 2 6.9 1.7-24.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.5 0.5-20.8
45+ 286 184 66.8 60.0-72.9 62 18.8 14.0-24.6 28 10.7 7.0-16.0 7 2.2 1.0- 4.6 5 1.6 0.6- 4.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 115 76 66.6 55.6-76.1 20 13.2 7.9-21.3 13 14.3 7.7-25.3 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8 4 4.3 1.4-12.5
Some College + 206 136 70.3 62.7-76.9 46 19.2 13.7-26.2 17 7.8 4.7-12.9 5 2.0 0.8- 4.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 138 84 66.3 57.2-74.3 33 17.1 11.9-23.9 13 10.5 5.9-18.0 4 3.2 1.2- 8.2 4 3.1 0.9- 9.8
$50,000+ 144 105 73.3 64.3-80.7 22 14.0 9.0-21.1 14 11.1 6.1-19.3 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0

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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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