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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,774 287 12.9 11.0-15.1 181 9.9 8.1-12.0 1,306 77.2 74.5-79.8
GENDER
Males 550 61 10.0 7.1-13.9 50 9.6 6.6-13.7 439 80.4 75.5-84.6
Females 1,224 226 15.3 13.0-18.0 131 10.1 8.1-12.5 867 74.6 71.4-77.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 2 12.7 2.4-45.8 3 21.6 5.3-57.7 11 65.7 33.1-88.1
Non-Hispanic 1,748 283 12.9 11.0-15.1 172 9.6 7.8-11.7 1,293 77.6 74.8-80.1
AGE
40-44 231 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 6 3.8 1.5- 9.2 222 95.6 90.4-98.0
45-54 519 23 4.1 2.4- 7.1 12 4.1 1.8- 8.9 484 91.8 87.0-94.9
55-64 449 68 16.7 11.8-23.0 24 7.3 4.5-11.6 357 76.0 69.5-81.5
65-74 344 113 31.7 25.8-38.3 52 12.1 8.6-16.9 179 56.2 49.4-62.7
75+ 231 80 30.6 23.6-38.5 87 38.5 30.4-47.2 64 31.0 23.5-39.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 388 101 21.0 16.6-26.1 81 19.3 14.9-24.6 206 59.7 53.3-65.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 86 11.1 8.4-14.4 61 10.1 6.9-14.6 493 78.8 74.0-83.0
Some Post-H.S. 399 58 9.6 6.9-13.2 21 5.9 3.4-10.3 320 84.5 79.5-88.4
College Graduate 346 42 13.3 8.2-20.8 17 5.7 3.1-10.2 287 81.0 73.5-86.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 349 72 18.3 13.0-25.1 55 16.0 11.3-22.2 222 65.7 58.2-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 376 75 16.3 12.2-21.5 33 12.3 7.3-19.8 268 71.4 64.2-77.7
$25,000- 34,999 219 29 8.9 5.9-13.3 17 7.6 4.3-13.0 173 83.5 77.3-88.3
$35,000- 49,999 239 27 10.4 6.3-16.8 14 8.1 4.3-14.6 198 81.5 73.8-87.4
$50,000-74,999 172 13 6.5 3.2-12.9 4 2.2 0.7- 6.8 155 91.3 84.6-95.3
$75,000+ 173 9 3.7 1.8- 7.4 9 6.5 2.9-13.7 155 89.8 82.8-94.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 811 178 18.2 14.9-21.9 122 14.6 11.3-18.6 511 67.2 62.6-71.6
No 921 106 9.0 6.9-11.8 54 6.0 4.2- 8.5 761 85.0 81.6-87.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 31 14.1 9.0-21.3 18 10.4 5.9-17.5 191 75.6 67.3-82.3
Non-Veteran 1,534 256 12.6 10.7-14.9 163 9.7 7.9-12.0 1,115 77.6 74.7-80.3

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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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