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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 521 461 88.2 84.3-91.2 36 6.9 4.6-10.1 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
GENDER
Male 220 201 89.1 82.8-93.2 11 6.3 3.3-12.0 6 3.6 1.6- 8.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
Female 301 260 87.1 82.1-90.8 25 7.5 4.8-11.6 15 5.1 2.8- 9.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 385 348 90.7 86.7-93.6 21 4.8 2.9- 8.0 13 3.4 1.8- 6.5 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
Other 136 113 83.3 74.5-89.5 15 10.8 5.9-18.9 8 5.9 2.7-12.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 66 60 88.6 76.4-94.9 1 2.4 0.3-15.0 4 7.5 2.8-18.7 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 455 401 88.1 84.0-91.2 35 8.1 5.4-11.9 17 3.4 2.0- 5.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 118 83.3 74.4-89.6 17 11.6 6.6-19.4 5 4.4 1.6-12.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Some College + 379 342 90.2 85.8-93.3 19 5.0 2.8- 8.7 16 4.2 2.4- 7.3 2 0.7 0.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 217 182 81.0 73.1-86.9 20 11.1 6.5-18.3 13 7.1 3.8-12.8 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
$50,000+ 228 213 94.0 89.2-96.8 11 3.6 1.7- 7.4 3 1.7 0.5- 6.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 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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