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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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

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that you NOW have cataracts?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Mecklenburg County 520 83 12.3 9.3-16.1 75 11.1 8.4-14.4 362 76.6 72.2-80.6
GENDER
Male 220 34 11.9 7.5-18.3 23 8.3 5.0-13.3 163 79.9 72.8-85.5
Female 300 49 12.8 9.5-16.9 52 14.5 10.7-19.3 199 72.8 67.1-77.7
RACE
White 385 68 13.9 10.8-17.6 59 10.5 8.0-13.8 258 75.6 71.1-79.6
Other 135 15 9.3 4.0-19.8 16 12.1 6.9-20.4 104 78.6 68.1-86.4
AGE
40-44 66 1 6.1 0.9-31.9 1 1.9 0.3-12.3 64 92.0 70.2-98.3
45+ 454 82 13.9 11.1-17.4 74 13.5 10.3-17.5 298 72.6 67.9-76.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 24 15.4 8.5-26.5 28 14.1 8.9-21.7 88 70.4 59.7-79.3
Some College + 379 59 11.0 8.4-14.2 46 9.7 6.9-13.5 274 79.3 74.8-83.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 216 43 17.0 11.1-25.2 41 17.6 12.2-24.9 132 65.3 56.7-73.1
$50,000+ 228 24 7.7 5.0-11.7 14 4.2 2.3- 7.4 190 88.1 83.5-91.6

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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.

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