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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 6,085 1,231 17.0 15.9-18.1 1,012 13.4 12.4-14.4 3,842 69.6 68.2-71.0
African American 1,224 226 15.3 13.0-18.0 131 10.1 8.1-12.5 867 74.6 71.4-77.6
Other Minorities 301 46 12.3 8.5-17.6 27 4.4 2.8- 7.0 228 83.3 77.7-87.6
AGE
40-44 758 9 1.1 0.5- 2.3 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8 737 96.9 95.0-98.1
45-54 1,836 80 3.9 3.0- 5.1 34 2.0 1.2- 3.1 1,722 94.1 92.6-95.3
55-64 1,970 354 19.3 17.1-21.7 102 5.8 4.5- 7.3 1,514 74.9 72.3-77.3
65-74 1,715 663 38.4 35.6-41.3 348 19.4 17.2-21.7 704 42.2 39.3-45.2
75+ 1,352 398 30.0 27.0-33.2 677 48.8 45.4-52.2 277 21.2 18.4-24.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,114 297 23.1 20.0-26.5 318 23.6 20.6-26.9 499 53.3 49.2-57.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,355 491 17.7 15.9-19.6 384 13.8 12.1-15.6 1,480 68.5 66.2-70.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,092 382 15.3 13.6-17.1 267 10.1 8.7-11.8 1,443 74.6 72.3-76.8
College Graduate 2,058 333 13.2 11.6-15.0 200 7.7 6.5- 9.1 1,525 79.1 77.0-81.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,031 253 20.9 18.1-24.1 239 20.1 17.1-23.4 539 59.0 55.0-62.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,285 314 22.0 19.3-24.9 250 16.1 13.8-18.7 721 61.9 58.4-65.3
$25,000- 34,999 792 183 18.5 15.6-21.8 122 14.4 11.7-17.8 487 67.1 63.0-70.9
$35,000- 49,999 997 180 15.8 13.2-18.8 116 9.7 7.8-12.1 701 74.5 71.0-77.7
$50,000-74,999 951 135 12.6 10.3-15.3 82 7.2 5.6- 9.3 734 80.2 77.1-83.0
$75,000+ 1,278 136 8.7 7.1-10.6 60 4.3 3.1- 6.0 1,082 87.0 84.6-89.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,227 800 22.1 20.4-24.0 661 17.8 16.2-19.6 1,766 60.0 57.8-62.2
No 4,309 690 12.9 11.8-14.1 500 8.8 7.9- 9.8 3,119 78.3 76.9-79.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 18 6.5 3.8-11.1 16 5.0 2.6- 9.2 124 88.5 82.9-92.5
Non-Veteran 7,473 1,486 16.7 15.7-17.7 1,157 12.6 11.7-13.5 4,830 70.8 69.5-72.0

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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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