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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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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,778 1,389 79.3 76.7-81.7 244 13.1 11.1-15.4 102 5.3 4.2- 6.8 25 1.1 0.6- 1.9 18 1.1 0.6- 2.2
GENDER
Males 551 456 82.6 78.0-86.4 57 10.7 7.6-14.7 27 4.5 2.8- 7.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 6 1.6 0.6- 4.2
Females 1,227 933 76.6 73.4-79.6 187 15.1 12.6-17.9 75 6.0 4.6- 7.8 20 1.6 0.8- 3.0 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 14 93.9 74.0-98.8 1 4.5 0.6-27.4 1 1.6 0.2-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,753 1,370 79.3 76.6-81.7 239 13.0 11.0-15.4 101 5.4 4.2- 6.8 25 1.1 0.7- 2.0 18 1.2 0.6- 2.3
AGE
40-44 231 192 81.5 74.1-87.2 25 11.3 7.1-17.5 9 5.0 2.3-10.4 2 0.4 0.1- 2.1 3 1.7 0.4- 8.0
45-54 522 409 82.4 78.0-86.1 65 10.9 8.0-14.8 35 5.2 3.4- 7.7 10 1.2 0.5- 2.6 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
55-64 450 350 76.0 70.0-81.2 58 14.2 9.8-19.9 32 7.5 5.1-10.8 8 2.0 0.7- 5.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
65-74 343 265 78.8 72.8-83.7 55 14.5 10.6-19.4 14 3.5 1.6- 7.6 3 1.0 0.2- 4.0 6 2.2 0.7- 6.5
75+ 232 173 74.1 65.9-80.8 41 18.5 12.8-26.1 12 4.0 2.0- 7.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 4 3.0 0.9- 9.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 388 287 73.3 66.9-78.9 71 18.6 13.9-24.4 17 3.2 1.9- 5.5 8 2.1 0.9- 4.8 5 2.8 0.9- 8.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 644 490 77.7 73.2-81.6 84 12.3 9.4-15.9 50 6.9 4.8- 9.8 11 1.6 0.7- 3.7 9 1.6 0.7- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 397 326 83.7 78.6-87.8 47 10.7 7.4-15.2 19 5.1 3.0- 8.4 4 0.4 0.2- 1.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
College Graduate 347 284 82.5 75.6-87.7 42 12.6 8.0-19.4 16 4.5 2.5- 8.2 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 348 225 63.4 56.0-70.2 70 20.0 14.7-26.7 34 10.9 7.1-16.4 15 4.5 2.1- 9.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6
$15,000- 24,999 376 283 75.2 69.1-80.4 51 13.4 9.6-18.3 28 7.8 5.0-12.0 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 7 2.1 0.7- 6.1
$25,000- 34,999 217 187 85.6 78.1-90.8 19 7.3 4.3-12.0 8 3.4 1.4- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.7 1.0-12.5
$35,000- 49,999 239 208 87.3 80.6-91.9 24 10.7 6.4-17.2 6 2.0 0.8- 5.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
$50,000-74,999 172 141 84.9 76.9-90.5 24 10.3 6.1-16.8 7 4.8 1.8-12.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 175 151 87.4 80.4-92.2 15 8.4 4.5-15.2 9 4.2 2.0- 8.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 809 542 67.6 63.0-71.9 163 19.9 16.4-23.9 65 7.6 5.6-10.3 24 2.6 1.5- 4.5 15 2.4 1.1- 4.9
No 924 808 88.1 84.9-90.6 78 8.0 5.9-10.8 34 3.6 2.4- 5.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 239 199 84.0 77.5-89.0 21 9.5 5.8-15.3 12 3.7 1.8- 7.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 5 2.4 0.8- 7.0
Non-Veteran 1,539 1,190 78.3 75.3-81.0 223 13.9 11.6-16.4 90 5.7 4.4- 7.3 23 1.3 0.7- 2.3 13 0.9 0.4- 2.0

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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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