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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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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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
40-44 151 125 82.9 74.5-88.9 18 12.4 7.4-20.0 4 3.1 0.9- 9.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2 2 0.7 0.2- 3.2
45-54 348 261 78.0 72.3-82.8 52 14.0 10.1-19.1 27 6.4 4.2- 9.7 7 1.6 0.6- 4.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
55-64 301 226 70.9 63.4-77.4 44 15.5 10.6-22.2 23 10.1 6.5-15.3 7 3.3 1.1- 9.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
65-74 255 195 79.0 72.3-84.4 43 16.1 11.4-22.3 10 2.5 1.3- 4.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 5 1.9 0.6- 6.4
75+ 172 126 72.7 63.3-80.5 30 19.1 12.4-28.3 11 5.5 2.7-10.9 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 3 2.1 0.6- 7.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 200 70.9 63.4-77.4 52 19.8 14.3-26.7 15 4.4 2.4- 7.7 7 3.0 1.2- 7.1 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 421 313 74.3 68.5-79.3 61 14.5 10.7-19.3 35 8.2 5.6-11.8 8 2.4 0.8- 6.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Some Post-H.S. 276 222 80.4 73.6-85.8 38 13.6 9.2-19.7 12 5.3 2.7-10.1 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
College Graduate 251 197 81.3 74.1-86.9 36 13.2 8.4-20.2 13 4.8 2.5- 9.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 263 167 61.3 53.0-69.1 53 19.9 14.1-27.4 25 10.1 6.4-15.6 14 6.8 3.2-14.2 4 1.8 0.6- 5.6
$15,000- 24,999 277 202 72.0 64.6-78.3 43 15.8 11.1-22.1 23 9.8 5.9-15.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 5 1.4 0.4- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 142 123 88.2 80.7-93.1 14 9.7 5.2-17.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 142 122 87.1 78.0-92.8 15 10.6 5.4-19.7 4 2.1 0.7- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
$50,000-74,999 110 87 80.9 70.6-88.1 19 15.9 9.3-26.0 4 3.2 1.1- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 96 79 82.7 71.6-90.0 11 10.9 5.3-21.2 6 6.4 2.6-14.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 566 365 63.8 58.2-69.0 126 23.4 19.0-28.6 47 8.2 5.8-11.4 19 3.5 1.8- 6.7 9 1.1 0.5- 2.7
No 632 543 86.6 83.1-89.5 59 8.6 6.3-11.5 26 4.3 2.7- 6.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 30 78.9 56.8-91.4 6 17.6 6.3-40.4 1 3.1 0.4-19.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
Non-Veteran 1,189 903 76.5 73.3-79.5 181 15.0 12.5-17.8 74 6.1 4.6- 8.0 20 1.6 0.9- 3.1 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6

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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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