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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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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 12,259 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
-FEMALES 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 6,090 4,078 66.3 64.7-67.8 1,225 20.6 19.3-21.9 544 9.3 8.4-10.3 186 3.1 2.6- 3.8 57 0.7 0.5- 0.9
African American 1,228 727 61.9 58.2-65.4 306 23.9 20.9-27.2 118 8.4 6.6-10.6 60 4.7 3.4- 6.5 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Other Minorities 298 189 62.4 53.6-70.4 64 17.6 13.0-23.4 23 7.9 4.6-13.4 20 10.1 4.5-21.3 2 1.9 0.5- 7.9
AGE
40-44 759 530 69.1 64.9-73.0 170 22.2 18.8-26.0 41 6.7 4.6- 9.5 13 1.4 0.7- 2.6 5 0.7 0.2- 2.0
45-54 1,836 1,057 57.9 54.9-60.7 434 23.5 21.2-26.0 228 12.3 10.5-14.4 104 5.7 4.2- 7.5 13 0.7 0.4- 1.2
55-64 1,978 1,282 65.5 62.8-68.1 423 20.7 18.6-23.0 192 9.2 7.7-10.8 67 4.1 2.9- 5.7 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0
65-74 1,713 1,198 70.1 67.3-72.7 350 20.4 18.1-23.0 116 7.0 5.6- 8.6 39 2.1 1.4- 3.1 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9
75+ 1,351 939 70.7 67.5-73.7 225 16.6 14.2-19.3 110 7.3 5.8- 9.1 43 3.4 2.3- 4.9 34 2.0 1.4- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,111 669 59.4 55.1-63.5 239 21.2 18.1-24.7 106 8.9 6.9-11.5 71 8.1 5.4-12.0 26 2.4 1.4- 3.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,362 1,519 62.6 60.0-65.2 481 21.6 19.5-23.9 244 10.6 9.0-12.3 93 4.4 3.4- 5.7 25 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,088 1,385 65.8 63.2-68.4 428 20.4 18.3-22.7 188 9.8 8.2-11.7 65 3.1 2.3- 4.1 22 0.8 0.5- 1.4
College Graduate 2,063 1,421 70.0 67.5-72.4 453 21.3 19.2-23.6 149 7.0 5.7- 8.5 37 1.6 1.1- 2.4 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,029 569 54.5 50.3-58.6 230 22.0 18.9-25.5 119 11.5 9.1-14.5 84 9.1 6.9-12.0 27 2.9 1.8- 4.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,287 801 58.8 54.9-62.5 276 22.6 19.7-25.8 134 11.1 9.0-13.7 60 6.4 4.1- 9.8 16 1.1 0.5- 2.3
$25,000- 34,999 793 529 64.9 60.5-69.2 172 22.6 19.1-26.6 71 9.6 7.1-13.0 16 2.2 1.2- 4.0 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5
$35,000- 49,999 999 657 65.5 61.5-69.3 232 23.3 20.1-27.0 81 8.0 6.1-10.4 26 2.8 1.8- 4.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
$50,000-74,999 951 662 70.7 67.1-74.1 192 18.7 15.9-21.9 80 9.0 6.9-11.5 16 1.5 0.8- 2.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
$75,000+ 1,283 901 69.1 65.8-72.2 261 20.7 18.1-23.6 95 8.0 6.3-10.2 22 1.9 1.1- 3.1 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,226 1,831 56.4 54.1-58.7 789 24.8 22.9-26.8 364 11.5 10.1-13.1 183 6.0 5.0- 7.3 59 1.3 0.9- 1.7
No 4,311 3,102 70.9 69.1-72.7 798 18.9 17.5-20.5 314 7.5 6.5- 8.6 82 2.2 1.6- 3.1 15 0.5 0.3- 0.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 156 106 68.9 59.0-77.3 30 22.1 14.7-31.9 13 5.6 2.9-10.6 6 2.7 1.1- 6.7 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5
Non-Veteran 7,481 4,900 65.2 63.7-66.6 1,572 21.1 19.9-22.3 674 9.2 8.3-10.1 260 3.7 3.1- 4.5 75 0.8 0.6- 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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