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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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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 12,259 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 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
AGE
40-44 80 62 76.4 64.2-85.4 15 18.2 10.5-29.6 2 3.1 0.8-11.8 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 174 99 60.9 51.2-69.8 42 21.4 14.8-29.8 21 10.4 6.2-17.1 8 4.4 1.8-10.7 4 2.9 0.9- 8.8
55-64 149 98 62.8 51.9-72.5 27 22.0 13.9-33.2 17 11.3 6.3-19.4 4 2.8 1.0- 7.6 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4
65-74 87 55 62.6 50.2-73.5 17 13.6 7.9-22.3 10 14.7 7.8-25.9 3 5.9 1.7-18.4 2 3.3 0.7-14.9
75+ 59 43 74.5 57.8-86.2 9 10.0 4.6-20.4 2 6.4 1.3-26.7 3 3.6 1.1-11.7 2 5.5 1.0-25.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 108 61 58.0 46.0-69.2 28 21.4 13.8-31.6 7 7.9 3.3-17.5 9 11.3 5.0-23.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 223 139 65.5 57.3-72.9 45 17.3 12.1-24.0 26 11.0 6.9-17.1 6 2.9 1.1- 7.8 7 3.3 1.4- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 121 81 68.8 57.5-78.2 23 20.0 12.3-31.0 13 7.3 3.9-13.3 3 1.8 0.6- 5.9 1 2.0 0.3-13.0
College Graduate 96 75 70.3 56.8-80.9 14 19.7 10.7-33.2 6 8.2 3.5-18.4 1 1.8 0.3-11.8 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 39 45.6 32.1-59.8 24 21.4 12.9-33.2 11 16.4 8.5-29.3 10 16.1 7.3-31.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5
$15,000- 24,999 99 60 63.7 51.3-74.5 19 16.7 9.8-27.1 8 7.5 3.4-15.7 7 7.5 3.3-16.0 5 4.6 1.4-14.3
$25,000- 34,999 75 54 73.8 60.3-83.9 9 9.1 4.0-19.4 9 12.8 5.9-25.5 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 2 3.4 0.8-13.4
$35,000- 49,999 97 63 65.4 53.0-76.1 22 22.8 14.1-34.8 11 10.0 4.9-19.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.2-11.4
$50,000-74,999 62 49 80.7 64.9-90.5 10 15.5 7.0-31.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 1 2.9 0.4-17.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 79 55 69.9 56.8-80.4 15 15.9 9.1-26.2 8 11.4 5.1-23.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.4-17.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 240 130 54.0 45.6-62.2 54 20.6 14.9-27.9 29 13.2 8.7-19.5 17 8.2 4.5-14.3 10 4.0 1.8- 8.5
No 293 215 74.4 67.5-80.3 54 17.9 12.8-24.3 21 6.2 3.6-10.6 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 141 70.1 61.7-77.4 26 13.2 8.4-20.3 25 10.0 6.2-15.6 5 2.6 0.9- 7.2 5 4.1 1.5-10.3
Non-Veteran 347 216 63.9 57.2-70.2 84 22.1 17.0-28.2 27 8.7 5.6-13.2 14 4.3 2.2- 8.1 6 1.0 0.3- 3.0

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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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