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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
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 MALES 551 456 82.6 78.0-86.4 57 10.7 7.6-14.7 27 4.5 2.8- 7.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 6 1.6 0.6- 4.2
AGE
40-44 80 67 80.1 67.3-88.8 7 10.2 4.5-21.6 5 6.9 2.6-17.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.4-16.9
45-54 174 148 87.1 79.8-92.1 13 7.7 3.9-14.6 8 3.8 1.7- 8.5 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
55-64 149 124 82.2 71.6-89.5 14 12.5 6.1-23.9 9 4.3 2.1- 8.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
65-74 88 70 78.5 66.5-87.1 12 11.9 6.4-21.0 4 5.2 1.4-17.2 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 1 2.6 0.4-16.3
75+ 60 47 76.6 59.9-87.8 11 17.5 8.4-32.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.7 0.7-26.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 110 87 77.3 64.2-86.6 19 16.6 9.2-28.2 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 1 4.1 0.6-23.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 223 177 80.9 73.7-86.5 23 10.2 6.2-16.2 15 5.7 2.9-10.9 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1 5 2.4 0.8- 6.6
Some Post-H.S. 121 104 87.9 79.3-93.2 9 6.9 3.0-15.2 7 4.8 2.1-10.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 96 87 84.0 69.6-92.3 6 11.9 4.7-26.9 3 4.2 1.3-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 58 67.0 52.3-79.1 17 20.2 10.9-34.5 9 12.4 5.5-25.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 99 81 80.3 69.1-88.2 8 9.5 4.6-18.8 5 4.6 1.7-12.3 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7 2 3.3 0.7-15.1
$25,000- 34,999 75 64 82.5 67.9-91.3 5 4.5 1.7-11.1 3 4.9 1.3-16.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.2 2.3-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 97 86 87.4 76.3-93.7 9 10.8 5.0-21.6 2 1.9 0.4- 9.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 62 54 88.6 74.5-95.4 5 5.1 1.5-15.7 3 6.3 1.7-21.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 79 72 91.0 80.4-96.1 4 6.5 2.2-17.8 3 2.5 0.8- 7.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 243 177 72.5 64.6-79.3 37 15.3 10.3-22.1 18 6.9 3.8-12.0 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 6 4.0 1.5-10.0
No 292 265 89.8 83.8-93.8 19 7.3 4.0-13.2 8 2.8 1.2- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 201 169 84.8 77.7-89.9 15 8.4 4.7-14.5 11 3.7 1.7- 8.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 4 2.7 0.9- 7.9
Non-Veteran 350 287 81.4 75.3-86.3 42 11.9 7.9-17.5 16 5.0 2.8- 8.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1 2 1.0 0.2- 5.8

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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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