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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

Have you been told by an eye doctor or other health care professional
that you NOW have cataracts?*

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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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,632 671 11.4 10.3-12.5 495 8.1 7.2- 9.2 3,466 80.5 79.0-81.9
Female 7,631 1,504 16.4 15.5-17.4 1,173 12.4 11.5-13.3 4,954 71.2 69.9-72.4
RACE
White 9,909 1,811 14.7 13.9-15.5 1,438 10.9 10.3-11.6 6,660 74.4 73.4-75.4
African American 1,774 287 12.9 11.0-15.1 181 9.9 8.1-12.0 1,306 77.2 74.5-79.8
Asian 55 7 10.0 4.1-22.4 4 2.8 1.0- 8.2 44 87.1 75.0-93.9
Native American 228 39 15.3 10.2-22.3 26 8.5 4.9-14.4 163 76.2 68.2-82.7
Other Minorities 259 28 8.2 4.2-15.4 15 4.1 2.1- 7.6 216 87.7 80.6-92.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 249 25 5.8 3.5- 9.4 14 3.8 2.0- 7.4 210 90.3 85.7-93.5
-English Speaking 134 14 6.7 3.6-12.2 13 8.3 4.2-15.7 107 84.9 76.9-90.5
-Spanish Speaking 115 11 5.3 2.6-10.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 103 93.5 87.3-96.8
Non-Hispanic 11,977 2,141 14.3 13.6-15.1 1,643 10.6 9.9-11.2 8,193 75.1 74.2-76.1
AGE
40-44 1,260 15 1.5 0.7- 3.3 16 1.5 0.8- 2.7 1,229 97.1 95.2-98.2
45-54 3,007 119 3.4 2.7- 4.2 60 2.2 1.5- 3.2 2,828 94.4 93.2-95.4
55-64 3,304 520 16.1 14.4-17.8 161 5.0 4.1- 6.1 2,623 78.9 77.0-80.7
65-74 2,686 924 33.8 31.6-36.0 496 17.6 15.9-19.4 1,266 48.6 46.3-51.0
75+ 2,006 597 30.1 27.6-32.7 935 45.7 42.9-48.5 474 24.2 21.8-26.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,785 425 18.7 16.6-21.0 426 18.1 16.1-20.3 934 63.1 60.2-66.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,732 671 14.3 13.0-15.8 523 11.2 9.9-12.6 2,538 74.5 72.6-76.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,146 532 13.5 12.2-14.9 365 8.8 7.7-10.0 2,249 77.8 76.0-79.4
College Graduate 3,581 546 12.4 11.1-13.7 348 7.6 6.6- 8.6 2,687 80.1 78.4-81.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,451 321 18.0 15.5-20.7 290 16.4 14.1-19.0 840 65.6 62.3-68.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,973 438 18.4 16.4-20.5 346 14.5 12.5-16.8 1,189 67.1 64.3-69.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,298 253 15.7 13.3-18.5 197 12.7 10.8-15.0 848 71.6 68.3-74.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,709 292 14.2 12.3-16.3 200 10.0 8.4-11.9 1,217 75.8 73.2-78.2
$50,000-74,999 1,683 238 11.9 10.2-13.8 148 7.1 5.8- 8.6 1,297 81.0 78.7-83.1
$75,000+ 2,450 261 8.1 7.0- 9.4 126 4.2 3.3- 5.3 2,063 87.7 86.1-89.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,097 1,141 19.2 17.9-20.7 951 15.5 14.3-16.8 3,005 65.3 63.5-67.0
No 7,003 1,007 10.8 10.0-11.7 697 7.2 6.5- 7.9 5,299 82.0 80.9-83.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,092 395 16.4 14.6-18.5 332 13.4 11.7-15.3 1,365 70.2 67.7-72.6
Non-Veteran 10,165 1,780 13.5 12.8-14.4 1,335 9.7 9.1-10.4 7,050 76.7 75.7-77.7

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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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