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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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,765 159 8.2 6.6-10.1 1,606 91.8 89.9-93.4
GENDER
Males 546 37 6.7 4.3-10.1 509 93.3 89.9-95.7
Females 1,219 122 9.4 7.5-11.7 1,097 90.6 88.3-92.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 3 10.7 2.8-33.5 13 89.3 66.5-97.2
Non-Hispanic 1,739 154 8.1 6.6-10.0 1,585 91.9 90.0-93.4
AGE
40-44 231 7 4.6 2.0-10.3 224 95.4 89.7-98.0
45-54 520 17 3.1 1.7- 5.3 503 96.9 94.7-98.3
55-64 444 41 10.6 6.9-16.0 403 89.4 84.0-93.1
65-74 340 48 11.9 8.5-16.4 292 88.1 83.6-91.5
75+ 230 46 19.7 13.9-27.3 184 80.3 72.7-86.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 380 57 13.2 9.7-17.7 323 86.8 82.3-90.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 54 8.3 5.8-11.6 587 91.7 88.4-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 399 28 6.4 3.8-10.4 371 93.6 89.6-96.2
College Graduate 344 20 5.9 2.8-11.9 324 94.1 88.1-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 43 15.6 10.1-23.2 303 84.4 76.8-89.9
$15,000- 24,999 374 41 9.5 6.5-13.7 333 90.5 86.3-93.5
$25,000- 34,999 219 19 7.8 4.3-13.6 200 92.2 86.4-95.7
$35,000- 49,999 237 8 4.1 1.7- 9.9 229 95.9 90.1-98.3
$50,000-74,999 172 10 4.3 2.0- 9.0 162 95.7 91.0-98.0
$75,000+ 174 6 2.1 0.7- 6.1 168 97.9 93.9-99.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 800 97 12.3 9.3-16.0 703 87.7 84.0-90.7
No 923 54 4.8 3.4- 6.6 869 95.2 93.4-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 242 18 8.3 4.3-15.3 224 91.7 84.7-95.7
Non-Veteran 1,523 141 8.2 6.6-10.1 1,382 91.8 89.9-93.4

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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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