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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,777 1,084 63.8 60.7-66.8 416 21.7 19.2-24.4 170 8.7 7.1-10.6 79 4.3 3.2- 5.7 28 1.5 0.9- 2.5
GENDER
Males 549 357 66.1 60.9-71.0 110 19.0 15.1-23.5 52 9.1 6.6-12.5 19 3.7 2.1- 6.4 11 2.1 1.0- 4.4
Females 1,228 727 61.9 58.2-65.4 306 23.9 20.9-27.2 118 8.4 6.6-10.6 60 4.7 3.4- 6.5 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 10 73.2 42.7-90.9 6 26.8 9.1-57.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,751 1,070 63.9 60.8-66.9 408 21.7 19.2-24.4 168 8.6 7.1-10.5 77 4.2 3.1- 5.7 28 1.6 0.9- 2.6
AGE
40-44 232 166 73.2 65.5-79.7 49 19.7 14.1-26.8 11 4.9 2.4- 9.6 6 2.2 0.7- 6.6 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 518 284 58.9 53.0-64.6 132 23.8 19.4-29.0 62 10.1 7.1-14.1 31 5.1 3.2- 8.2 9 2.0 0.9- 4.7
55-64 452 273 60.1 53.9-66.0 103 23.9 18.8-29.9 55 10.7 7.6-14.7 13 4.2 2.1- 8.0 8 1.2 0.5- 2.5
65-74 343 212 65.2 58.6-71.2 83 18.6 14.4-23.5 29 10.0 6.6-15.1 15 4.7 2.3- 9.4 4 1.5 0.4- 5.8
75+ 232 149 67.8 59.5-75.0 49 18.0 12.7-25.0 13 5.9 2.8-11.8 14 4.9 2.6- 9.0 7 3.5 1.2- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 387 210 56.9 50.2-63.3 108 25.3 20.2-31.1 30 7.4 4.7-11.4 30 8.6 5.4-13.6 9 1.8 0.9- 3.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 643 374 61.0 55.8-66.0 153 21.6 17.8-26.0 74 10.2 7.6-13.7 31 5.2 3.3- 8.1 11 2.0 0.9- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 398 256 65.4 58.8-71.5 89 21.8 16.7-27.9 37 9.1 6.0-13.6 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 6 1.8 0.6- 5.2
College Graduate 347 242 73.2 66.2-79.2 66 18.7 13.5-25.3 29 6.5 3.9-10.8 8 1.5 0.5- 4.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 350 171 50.0 42.7-57.3 103 24.1 19.0-30.1 36 11.2 7.4-16.6 33 13.2 8.4-20.3 7 1.5 0.6- 3.7
$15,000- 24,999 377 211 58.4 51.6-64.9 96 22.9 17.9-28.8 36 9.7 6.4-14.4 26 6.8 4.3-10.6 8 2.2 0.8- 5.9
$25,000- 34,999 219 143 66.2 57.7-73.8 42 18.4 12.8-25.6 28 12.4 7.4-20.1 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 3 1.9 0.6- 6.3
$35,000- 49,999 239 160 68.0 59.8-75.2 55 23.6 17.2-31.4 19 6.4 3.6-11.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
$50,000-74,999 172 127 78.7 69.4-85.8 28 14.0 8.3-22.9 15 5.3 2.7-10.2 2 1.9 0.4- 8.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 175 115 68.9 60.0-76.6 38 18.7 13.0-26.1 17 9.8 5.4-17.1 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 2 2.1 0.4- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 807 414 53.9 49.1-58.7 217 23.3 19.7-27.4 94 12.0 9.2-15.4 61 8.5 6.1-11.7 21 2.3 1.3- 4.2
No 925 638 71.0 66.9-74.7 190 20.6 17.3-24.4 73 6.3 4.6- 8.5 18 1.2 0.7- 2.1 6 0.9 0.3- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 162 69.5 61.8-76.3 37 14.8 10.0-21.3 27 9.0 5.6-13.9 8 2.9 1.2- 6.8 6 3.8 1.5- 9.3
Non-Veteran 1,537 922 62.6 59.2-65.8 379 23.2 20.5-26.2 143 8.6 6.9-10.7 71 4.5 3.3- 6.2 22 1.0 0.6- 1.8

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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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