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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,622 3,163 68.1 66.3-69.8 878 19.5 18.1-21.1 398 8.7 7.7- 9.8 132 2.6 2.1- 3.2 51 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Female 7,637 5,006 65.3 63.8-66.7 1,602 21.1 20.0-22.4 687 9.1 8.3-10.0 266 3.7 3.1- 4.4 76 0.8 0.6- 1.1
RACE
White 9,907 6,708 67.1 65.9-68.3 1,944 20.2 19.2-21.3 873 9.2 8.4-10.0 291 2.8 2.4- 3.2 91 0.7 0.6- 0.9
African American 1,777 1,084 63.8 60.7-66.8 416 21.7 19.2-24.4 170 8.7 7.1-10.6 79 4.3 3.2- 5.7 28 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Asian 56 44 80.0 64.6-89.8 9 15.0 6.8-29.9 2 3.9 0.8-17.7 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 223 151 74.2 66.2-80.9 45 15.8 10.8-22.4 11 2.7 1.3- 5.8 12 4.7 2.2- 9.6 4 2.6 0.9- 7.4
Other Minorities 257 156 63.9 55.5-71.6 55 19.6 14.0-26.6 27 8.0 5.0-12.4 15 6.2 2.5-14.3 4 2.4 0.8- 6.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 249 150 62.0 53.3-69.9 56 20.2 14.6-27.2 26 8.5 5.3-13.4 12 6.5 2.5-15.8 5 2.8 1.0- 7.6
-English Speaking 134 84 65.8 55.5-74.9 32 22.6 15.2-32.4 11 6.0 2.9-12.1 6 5.2 2.0-12.8 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5
-Spanish Speaking 115 66 59.7 47.5-70.9 24 18.7 11.6-28.8 15 10.0 5.6-17.4 6 7.3 2.0-23.2 4 4.2 1.4-11.7
Non-Hispanic 11,975 8,000 66.8 65.6-67.9 2,416 20.4 19.5-21.4 1,056 8.9 8.2- 9.6 382 3.1 2.7- 3.5 121 0.9 0.7- 1.1
AGE
40-44 1,262 897 71.0 67.8-74.0 269 20.4 17.9-23.3 68 6.2 4.7- 8.1 21 1.8 1.0- 3.1 7 0.6 0.2- 1.4
45-54 3,003 1,752 59.6 57.3-61.8 706 23.2 21.4-25.2 374 12.0 10.6-13.6 149 4.3 3.4- 5.4 22 0.9 0.5- 1.5
55-64 3,311 2,221 67.9 65.8-69.9 651 19.3 17.6-21.1 304 8.7 7.6- 9.9 105 3.4 2.6- 4.4 30 0.7 0.5- 1.1
65-74 2,687 1,916 70.5 68.3-72.7 508 19.2 17.4-21.2 180 7.1 6.0- 8.4 62 2.4 1.7- 3.3 21 0.8 0.5- 1.4
75+ 1,996 1,383 70.7 68.1-73.1 346 16.8 14.8-18.9 159 7.4 6.1- 9.0 61 2.9 2.2- 4.0 47 2.2 1.5- 3.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,769 1,065 59.9 56.7-63.1 381 21.6 19.1-24.4 166 8.9 7.3-10.8 113 7.1 5.3- 9.5 44 2.4 1.6- 3.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,736 2,456 65.0 62.9-67.0 723 19.8 18.1-21.6 376 10.4 9.1-11.8 138 3.7 3.0- 4.7 43 1.1 0.8- 1.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,146 2,098 66.4 64.2-68.6 649 21.1 19.2-23.0 280 9.1 7.8-10.5 89 2.6 2.0- 3.4 30 0.8 0.5- 1.4
College Graduate 3,587 2,534 71.0 69.0-72.9 723 19.9 18.2-21.6 263 7.4 6.3- 8.6 57 1.5 1.0- 2.0 10 0.3 0.1- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,444 806 55.5 51.8-59.1 318 21.5 18.7-24.5 165 11.1 9.0-13.7 115 8.8 6.9-11.3 40 3.1 2.1- 4.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,978 1,225 60.3 57.2-63.3 417 20.9 18.7-23.4 208 11.2 9.5-13.2 98 6.0 4.4- 8.1 30 1.6 0.9- 2.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,298 874 66.2 62.7-69.6 265 21.2 18.4-24.3 121 9.8 7.8-12.3 29 1.9 1.2- 3.0 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,710 1,148 66.8 63.8-69.7 372 21.9 19.4-24.7 140 8.2 6.7-10.1 42 2.6 1.8- 3.7 8 0.5 0.2- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 1,685 1,186 70.3 67.4-73.0 333 20.0 17.6-22.6 135 7.9 6.5- 9.7 27 1.6 1.0- 2.7 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6
$75,000+ 2,453 1,766 71.0 68.7-73.2 465 19.0 17.1-21.0 176 8.2 6.8- 9.8 39 1.5 1.0- 2.2 7 0.3 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,085 2,964 58.1 56.2-59.9 1,184 23.4 21.9-25.0 557 11.2 10.1-12.5 278 5.6 4.8- 6.6 102 1.7 1.3- 2.2
No 7,005 5,080 71.8 70.3-73.2 1,269 18.6 17.4-19.8 516 7.5 6.7- 8.4 117 1.7 1.3- 2.2 23 0.5 0.3- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,090 1,481 71.5 68.9-74.0 362 17.4 15.4-19.6 169 7.5 6.2- 9.0 52 2.2 1.6- 3.2 26 1.4 0.8- 2.3
Non-Veteran 10,163 6,683 65.5 64.2-66.7 2,117 21.1 20.0-22.1 916 9.2 8.5-10.0 346 3.4 2.9- 3.9 101 0.8 0.7- 1.1

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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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