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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
GENDER
Male 4,616 231 4.4 3.7- 5.2 4,385 95.6 94.8-96.3
Female 7,615 453 5.3 4.7- 5.9 7,162 94.7 94.1-95.3
RACE
White 9,890 499 4.2 3.7- 4.6 9,391 95.8 95.4-96.3
African American 1,765 159 8.2 6.6-10.1 1,606 91.8 89.9-93.4
Asian 56 0 0.0 . - . 56 100 . - .
Native American 224 15 6.0 2.9-12.0 209 94.0 88.0-97.1
Other Minorities 258 11 3.1 1.4- 6.7 247 96.9 93.3-98.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 247 11 2.4 1.2- 4.8 236 97.6 95.2-98.8
-English Speaking 132 10 6.0 2.9-12.2 122 94.0 87.8-97.1
-Spanish Speaking 115 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 114 99.7 98.1- 100
Non-Hispanic 11,948 671 4.9 4.4- 5.4 11,277 95.1 94.6-95.6
AGE
40-44 1,256 14 1.5 0.8- 2.8 1,242 98.5 97.2-99.2
45-54 3,001 74 2.2 1.6- 2.9 2,927 97.8 97.1-98.4
55-64 3,294 131 4.3 3.4- 5.5 3,163 95.7 94.5-96.6
65-74 2,683 205 7.8 6.6- 9.1 2,478 92.2 90.9-93.4
75+ 1,997 260 13.7 11.8-15.8 1,737 86.3 84.2-88.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,772 177 8.1 6.8- 9.8 1,595 91.9 90.2-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,723 213 5.0 4.2- 5.9 3,510 95.0 94.1-95.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,136 162 4.5 3.6- 5.4 2,974 95.5 94.6-96.4
College Graduate 3,580 130 3.5 2.7- 4.5 3,450 96.5 95.5-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,445 140 9.9 7.7-12.6 1,305 90.1 87.4-92.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,969 144 6.6 5.4- 8.1 1,825 93.4 91.9-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,294 96 6.4 4.9- 8.1 1,198 93.6 91.9-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,708 72 3.9 2.9- 5.2 1,636 96.1 94.8-97.1
$50,000-74,999 1,677 56 2.9 2.1- 4.0 1,621 97.1 96.0-97.9
$75,000+ 2,448 67 2.5 1.8- 3.4 2,381 97.5 96.6-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,076 403 7.3 6.4- 8.3 4,673 92.7 91.7-93.6
No 6,996 272 3.3 2.8- 3.8 6,724 96.7 96.2-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,088 135 6.3 5.0- 7.9 1,953 93.7 92.1-95.0
Non-Veteran 10,137 549 4.5 4.1- 5.0 9,588 95.5 95.0-95.9

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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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