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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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 AMERICAN FEMALES 1,224 226 15.3 13.0-18.0 131 10.1 8.1-12.5 867 74.6 71.4-77.6
AGE
40-44 152 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1 5 5.0 1.9-12.5 145 94.4 87.1-97.6
45-54 344 19 5.2 2.9- 9.1 6 1.6 0.6- 3.9 319 93.2 89.1-95.8
55-64 301 54 18.4 13.3-24.9 12 7.3 3.7-13.8 235 74.3 67.0-80.5
65-74 256 88 34.5 27.3-42.5 46 15.4 10.8-21.3 122 50.1 42.2-58.0
75+ 171 63 32.2 24.2-41.5 62 34.9 26.5-44.3 46 32.9 23.8-43.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 279 83 26.6 20.6-33.7 60 21.7 16.0-28.7 136 51.7 43.7-59.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 417 65 13.6 10.1-18.0 41 8.8 5.8-13.2 311 77.6 72.1-82.3
Some Post-H.S. 278 41 10.3 6.9-15.1 17 7.0 3.9-12.3 220 82.7 76.4-87.5
College Graduate 250 37 13.2 8.4-20.1 13 4.6 2.5- 8.6 200 82.2 75.0-87.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 262 61 19.3 14.1-25.8 43 16.8 11.4-24.2 158 63.9 55.8-71.3
$15,000- 24,999 278 59 18.3 13.3-24.6 22 8.2 4.8-13.6 197 73.5 66.4-79.6
$25,000- 34,999 144 20 10.1 6.1-16.2 11 10.1 5.0-19.4 113 79.8 70.5-86.7
$35,000- 49,999 142 19 12.2 6.3-22.3 5 4.3 1.5-12.0 118 83.5 72.8-90.5
$50,000-74,999 110 9 7.4 3.3-16.0 3 4.1 1.2-13.5 98 88.5 78.5-94.2
$75,000+ 95 7 6.5 2.8-14.3 5 3.5 1.4- 8.5 83 90.1 82.0-94.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 566 145 22.3 18.3-27.0 89 14.7 11.2-18.9 332 63.0 57.6-68.1
No 631 79 10.0 7.6-13.1 40 6.3 4.3- 9.2 512 83.6 79.8-86.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 2 1.6 0.4- 7.0 2 1.7 0.4- 8.0 34 96.7 90.2-98.9
Non-Veteran 1,186 224 15.9 13.5-18.6 129 10.4 8.4-12.9 833 73.7 70.3-76.7

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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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