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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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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 12,259 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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
40-44 152 104 70.0 59.9-78.4 34 21.2 14.0-30.6 9 6.7 3.0-14.2 5 2.2 0.8- 5.6 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 344 185 57.0 49.9-63.8 90 26.2 20.6-32.7 41 9.8 6.2-15.2 23 5.8 3.6- 9.3 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1
55-64 303 175 57.9 50.7-64.7 76 25.5 19.8-32.1 38 10.2 7.0-14.5 9 5.2 2.2-11.8 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4
65-74 256 157 66.8 59.5-73.4 66 21.7 16.4-28.0 19 7.2 4.2-11.9 12 4.0 1.9- 8.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
75+ 173 106 64.2 54.7-72.8 40 22.2 15.1-31.4 11 5.6 2.9-10.6 11 5.5 2.6-11.2 5 2.5 0.8- 7.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 279 149 56.2 48.3-63.8 80 27.5 21.2-34.9 23 7.2 4.4-11.4 21 7.0 4.2-11.5 6 2.1 0.8- 5.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 420 235 56.3 50.0-62.4 108 26.1 21.0-31.9 48 9.4 6.6-13.3 25 7.5 4.5-12.2 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Some Post-H.S. 277 175 62.8 54.7-70.2 66 23.1 17.1-30.4 24 10.5 6.1-17.5 7 2.0 0.8- 4.7 5 1.7 0.6- 4.2
College Graduate 251 167 75.4 68.4-81.3 52 17.9 12.7-24.7 23 5.2 3.1- 8.5 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 265 132 52.4 44.3-60.5 79 25.7 19.7-32.7 25 8.2 5.0-13.3 23 11.6 6.7-19.4 6 2.0 0.7- 5.5
$15,000- 24,999 278 151 55.1 47.2-62.7 77 26.8 20.5-34.2 28 11.1 6.9-17.5 19 6.4 3.7-10.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 144 89 59.9 48.9-69.9 33 26.1 17.8-36.6 19 12.1 6.0-23.1 2 1.3 0.3- 6.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5
$35,000- 49,999 142 97 70.7 59.8-79.7 33 24.4 16.0-35.3 8 2.7 1.1- 6.2 4 2.2 0.8- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 110 78 76.5 65.2-85.0 18 12.4 6.4-22.8 13 10.2 5.0-19.6 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 96 60 67.5 55.5-77.7 23 22.6 14.0-34.2 9 7.7 3.7-15.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 567 284 53.8 48.2-59.3 163 25.4 21.1-30.2 65 11.1 7.9-15.3 44 8.7 5.9-12.6 11 1.1 0.6- 2.1
No 632 423 68.0 63.1-72.6 136 23.0 18.9-27.7 52 6.3 4.5- 8.9 16 1.7 1.0- 3.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 21 65.1 44.7-81.1 11 25.6 12.2-46.1 2 1.7 0.3- 7.8 3 5.6 1.5-18.2 1 2.0 0.3-13.4
Non-Veteran 1,190 706 61.8 58.0-65.4 295 23.9 20.8-27.2 116 8.6 6.8-11.0 57 4.7 3.3- 6.6 16 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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