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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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?
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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
-Guilford County 333 285 84.5 78.7-89.0 23 7.4 4.2-12.6 17 5.1 3.1- 8.3 4 1.1 0.3- 3.3 4 2.0 0.6- 6.2
GENDER
Male 124 104 84.0 73.1-91.1 10 7.8 3.0-19.0 7 4.8 2.1-10.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 2 3.0 0.6-13.2
Female 209 181 84.9 78.3-89.8 13 7.0 3.7-12.7 10 5.3 2.8- 9.8 3 1.7 0.5- 5.9 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3
RACE
White 265 231 88.3 83.4-91.9 19 6.2 3.7-10.2 9 3.3 1.6- 6.3 3 0.9 0.2- 3.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.2
Other 66 54 78.4 63.2-88.5 3 8.7 2.5-26.5 7 8.1 3.7-17.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 1 3.3 0.5-20.1
AGE
40-44 29 26 85.2 60.5-95.6 2 6.6 1.6-23.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.2 1.2-39.7
45+ 304 259 84.4 78.3-89.0 21 7.5 4.0-13.4 17 5.8 3.5- 9.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 109 82.6 73.2-89.2 12 6.7 3.5-12.2 8 5.8 2.8-11.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 2 3.8 0.8-16.0
Some College + 201 176 85.6 77.6-91.1 11 7.8 3.5-16.2 9 4.7 2.3- 9.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 125 82.5 73.8-88.7 13 6.8 3.7-12.4 8 4.8 2.3- 9.8 2 1.2 0.2- 6.3 4 4.7 1.5-13.9
$50,000+ 136 124 91.3 84.4-95.3 6 3.6 1.4- 9.0 5 4.2 1.7-10.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .

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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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