SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
Would you say-

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,632 4,050 88.3 87.1-89.5 378 7.4 6.5- 8.4 137 3.0 2.4- 3.7 35 0.6 0.4- 0.9 32 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Female 7,635 6,190 81.5 80.3-82.6 943 12.2 11.2-13.1 362 4.8 4.2- 5.4 80 1.0 0.7- 1.3 60 0.6 0.5- 0.9
RACE
White 9,908 8,377 85.9 85.0-86.7 1,012 9.3 8.6-10.1 371 3.6 3.1- 4.1 81 0.7 0.6- 0.9 67 0.5 0.4- 0.7
African American 1,778 1,389 79.3 76.7-81.7 244 13.1 11.1-15.4 102 5.3 4.2- 6.8 25 1.1 0.6- 1.9 18 1.1 0.6- 2.2
Asian 55 49 90.1 77.7-96.0 3 3.9 1.2-12.0 2 4.8 1.1-19.0 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 227 167 78.0 70.0-84.3 40 11.9 8.0-17.5 10 5.2 2.1-12.2 5 2.1 0.7- 5.9 5 2.8 0.9- 8.5
Other Minorities 259 223 88.5 83.2-92.3 19 6.7 3.9-11.3 13 3.4 1.8- 6.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 2 1.1 0.2- 5.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 248 212 87.6 81.7-91.7 19 8.0 4.7-13.3 14 3.1 1.6- 6.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 2 1.3 0.3- 5.9
-English Speaking 134 113 85.7 76.4-91.7 13 11.9 6.3-21.5 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 114 99 88.6 80.4-93.7 6 5.7 2.4-13.0 6 3.5 1.5- 8.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 2 2.0 0.4- 9.2
Non-Hispanic 11,983 10,005 84.6 83.8-85.4 1,291 9.9 9.3-10.6 485 3.9 3.5- 4.4 113 0.8 0.7- 1.0 89 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
40-44 1,260 1,102 86.9 84.3-89.1 109 8.7 7.0-10.8 38 3.5 2.3- 5.2 8 0.5 0.2- 1.1 3 0.4 0.1- 1.8
45-54 3,009 2,531 86.1 84.6-87.6 306 8.8 7.7-10.1 128 3.9 3.1- 4.8 30 0.7 0.5- 1.1 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0
55-64 3,308 2,724 83.1 81.3-84.7 400 11.3 9.9-12.8 130 4.1 3.3- 5.0 32 0.9 0.6- 1.5 22 0.6 0.4- 1.0
65-74 2,692 2,274 84.8 83.1-86.4 283 10.0 8.7-11.4 97 3.6 2.8- 4.6 21 0.9 0.5- 1.6 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3
75+ 1,998 1,609 80.8 78.5-82.9 223 11.7 9.9-13.7 106 4.7 3.8- 5.8 24 1.1 0.7- 1.7 36 1.7 1.1- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,781 1,356 76.5 73.7-79.1 245 14.6 12.4-17.0 105 4.8 3.7- 6.1 37 1.7 1.2- 2.6 38 2.4 1.5- 3.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,738 3,081 83.6 82.0-85.1 415 9.9 8.8-11.2 182 4.9 4.0- 6.0 38 1.0 0.6- 1.5 22 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,142 2,632 84.5 82.8-86.1 349 10.2 8.9-11.6 118 4.1 3.3- 5.2 24 0.7 0.4- 1.2 19 0.4 0.3- 0.8
College Graduate 3,585 3,152 89.2 87.8-90.4 311 7.8 6.7- 9.0 94 2.4 1.9- 3.2 15 0.3 0.2- 0.6 13 0.3 0.1- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,445 1,042 71.5 68.1-74.7 225 15.3 12.9-18.0 109 8.2 6.3-10.5 42 2.8 1.9- 4.4 27 2.2 1.3- 3.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,979 1,569 79.9 77.5-82.1 242 11.2 9.6-13.2 110 5.9 4.7- 7.5 34 1.6 1.1- 2.3 24 1.3 0.8- 2.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,299 1,091 85.4 82.8-87.7 143 9.7 8.0-11.8 50 3.3 2.3- 4.7 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2 6 1.0 0.3- 3.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,709 1,461 85.5 83.1-87.5 180 10.7 8.9-12.7 52 3.1 2.2- 4.4 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9
$50,000-74,999 1,685 1,472 87.9 85.9-89.7 156 8.4 7.0-10.1 47 2.9 2.0- 4.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3 4 0.2 0.1- 0.5
$75,000+ 2,454 2,224 90.9 89.3-92.2 180 6.8 5.7- 8.1 45 2.2 1.5- 3.2 3 0.1 0.0- 0.6 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,089 3,817 75.7 74.1-77.3 773 14.9 13.6-16.2 320 6.2 5.4- 7.1 97 1.7 1.3- 2.2 82 1.5 1.1- 2.1
No 7,004 6,267 90.2 89.2-91.0 540 6.9 6.2- 7.7 171 2.5 2.0- 3.0 16 0.3 0.1- 0.5 10 0.2 0.1- 0.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,091 1,805 87.4 85.6-89.1 187 8.0 6.7- 9.5 64 3.0 2.2- 4.0 15 0.6 0.3- 1.1 20 1.0 0.5- 1.7
Non-Veteran 10,170 8,429 84.0 83.1-85.0 1,134 10.4 9.6-11.2 435 4.1 3.6- 4.7 100 0.8 0.7- 1.1 72 0.6 0.5- 0.9

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

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 04JUN09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook