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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 6,086 5,001 82.5 81.3-83.7 712 11.6 10.6-12.6 272 4.4 3.8- 5.2 55 0.8 0.6- 1.2 46 0.6 0.4- 0.9
African American 1,227 933 76.6 73.4-79.6 187 15.1 12.6-17.9 75 6.0 4.6- 7.8 20 1.6 0.8- 3.0 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Other Minorities 300 239 84.6 78.9-89.0 41 9.5 6.1-14.4 14 4.8 2.6- 8.8 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2
AGE
40-44 758 647 84.7 81.2-87.6 82 11.5 9.0-14.6 21 3.2 1.8- 5.6 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
45-54 1,841 1,494 82.1 79.8-84.1 225 11.7 10.0-13.6 94 5.1 3.9- 6.5 20 0.8 0.5- 1.3 8 0.4 0.2- 1.0
55-64 1,975 1,571 79.3 76.9-81.5 280 13.6 11.8-15.7 92 5.3 4.1- 6.7 22 1.4 0.8- 2.5 10 0.4 0.2- 0.8
65-74 1,715 1,410 82.5 80.2-84.6 204 11.4 9.7-13.3 76 4.5 3.4- 5.8 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0 11 0.7 0.3- 1.4
75+ 1,346 1,068 79.1 76.2-81.8 152 12.4 10.1-15.0 79 5.3 4.1- 6.9 18 1.3 0.7- 2.2 29 1.9 1.2- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,110 820 73.2 69.4-76.7 168 16.8 13.8-20.3 78 6.1 4.5- 8.1 24 2.2 1.4- 3.6 20 1.7 1.0- 2.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,362 1,878 79.3 77.1-81.3 303 12.6 11.0-14.5 136 6.1 4.9- 7.6 30 1.4 0.9- 2.3 15 0.5 0.3- 1.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,089 1,713 82.4 80.3-84.4 262 12.1 10.5-14.0 84 4.5 3.4- 5.8 14 0.4 0.2- 0.7 16 0.5 0.3- 1.0
College Graduate 2,061 1,767 86.6 84.6-88.3 209 9.5 8.0-11.3 64 3.0 2.2- 4.2 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1 9 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,027 733 70.8 67.0-74.4 163 15.8 13.0-19.0 82 7.7 5.9-10.0 34 3.9 2.4- 6.3 15 1.7 0.9- 3.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,287 993 76.4 73.1-79.4 185 14.1 11.7-16.8 73 6.8 5.1- 9.2 19 1.4 0.8- 2.3 17 1.3 0.7- 2.4
$25,000- 34,999 791 648 82.5 79.0-85.6 97 12.2 9.5-15.4 39 4.4 3.0- 6.4 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
$35,000- 49,999 999 833 82.6 79.3-85.5 117 12.2 9.7-15.2 37 4.1 2.8- 6.0 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 7 0.5 0.2- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 950 805 85.3 82.4-87.7 111 11.1 9.0-13.7 28 2.7 1.7- 4.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
$75,000+ 1,283 1,132 87.1 84.4-89.3 114 9.3 7.5-11.6 33 3.5 2.3- 5.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,220 2,337 72.5 70.4-74.5 534 16.9 15.3-18.8 229 7.1 6.0- 8.3 68 2.1 1.6- 2.9 52 1.3 0.9- 1.8
No 4,314 3,762 87.2 85.9-88.4 404 9.1 8.1-10.3 128 3.2 2.6- 4.0 12 0.3 0.1- 0.5 8 0.2 0.1- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 127 82.5 73.5-88.9 17 11.5 6.2-20.3 8 4.1 1.7- 9.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.6
Non-Veteran 7,478 6,063 81.4 80.3-82.6 926 12.2 11.2-13.2 354 4.8 4.2- 5.5 78 1.0 0.8- 1.3 57 0.6 0.4- 0.8

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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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