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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 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
-Mecklenburg County 521 358 66.4 61.3-71.1 102 21.1 17.1-25.7 43 9.2 6.5-12.7 13 2.3 1.3- 4.0 5 1.1 0.4- 3.5
GENDER
Male 219 162 69.7 62.0-76.5 35 17.9 12.6-24.9 19 10.1 6.2-16.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4
Female 302 196 62.3 55.9-68.4 67 24.8 19.5-31.0 24 8.0 5.2-12.1 12 4.2 2.3- 7.5 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
RACE
White 385 271 66.8 61.0-72.1 74 20.5 16.0-25.8 29 9.7 6.5-14.2 9 2.4 1.2- 4.8 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1
Other 136 87 65.6 55.6-74.3 28 22.2 15.0-31.6 14 8.1 4.3-14.6 4 2.0 0.7- 5.4 3 2.2 0.5- 9.0
AGE
40-44 66 45 69.1 55.8-79.9 17 23.5 14.4-35.9 3 5.8 1.9-16.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 455 313 65.6 60.2-70.7 85 20.4 16.2-25.4 40 10.0 7.1-14.0 12 2.4 1.3- 4.4 5 1.5 0.5- 4.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 94 63.4 52.9-72.8 27 22.2 14.7-32.2 16 12.0 6.7-20.4 3 2.1 0.6- 6.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Some College + 379 263 67.6 61.8-72.9 75 20.6 16.2-25.9 27 8.0 5.3-12.0 10 2.3 1.2- 4.5 4 1.5 0.4- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 218 143 65.3 57.0-72.7 43 20.3 14.4-27.9 22 10.5 6.4-16.6 6 2.3 1.0- 5.3 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0
$50,000+ 227 153 64.1 56.6-70.9 50 23.1 17.4-30.1 17 9.2 5.5-14.9 6 2.5 1.1- 5.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3

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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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