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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
-MALES 4,632 4,050 88.3 87.1-89.5 378 7.4 6.5- 8.4 137 3.0 2.4- 3.7 35 0.6 0.4- 0.9 32 0.8 0.5- 1.2
RACE
White 3,822 3,376 89.8 88.5-90.9 300 6.7 5.8- 7.7 99 2.6 2.0- 3.3 26 0.6 0.4- 0.9 21 0.4 0.2- 0.7
African American 551 456 82.6 78.0-86.4 57 10.7 7.6-14.7 27 4.5 2.8- 7.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 6 1.6 0.6- 4.2
Other Minorities 241 200 86.7 81.0-90.9 21 6.7 4.0-11.1 11 3.4 1.6- 7.4 4 0.8 0.3- 2.6 5 2.3 0.8- 6.2
AGE
40-44 502 455 89.1 85.1-92.2 27 6.0 3.9- 9.2 17 3.8 2.1- 6.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
45-54 1,168 1,037 90.4 88.2-92.2 81 5.8 4.4- 7.6 34 2.7 1.7- 4.0 10 0.6 0.3- 1.2 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5
55-64 1,333 1,153 87.1 84.6-89.3 120 8.8 6.9-11.1 38 2.8 1.9- 4.1 10 0.5 0.2- 0.9 12 0.9 0.4- 1.7
65-74 977 864 87.8 85.0-90.1 79 8.3 6.4-10.6 21 2.5 1.4- 4.2 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8 6 0.7 0.3- 2.1
75+ 652 541 83.7 79.8-87.0 71 10.6 7.9-13.9 27 3.6 2.3- 5.5 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9 7 1.3 0.4- 4.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 671 536 80.5 76.2-84.1 77 12.0 9.1-15.7 27 3.2 2.1- 5.1 13 1.2 0.6- 2.2 18 3.1 1.6- 6.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,376 1,203 88.5 86.1-90.5 112 6.9 5.4- 8.7 46 3.6 2.4- 5.3 8 0.5 0.2- 1.0 7 0.7 0.2- 1.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,053 919 87.5 84.7-89.8 87 7.5 5.7- 9.7 34 3.7 2.4- 5.6 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
College Graduate 1,524 1,385 91.7 89.7-93.4 102 6.1 4.7- 7.9 30 1.8 1.2- 2.9 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3 4 0.2 0.1- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 418 309 72.6 66.2-78.2 62 14.5 10.5-19.6 27 8.9 5.4-14.3 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6 12 2.8 1.3- 6.0
$15,000- 24,999 692 576 84.4 80.8-87.5 57 7.6 5.4-10.5 37 4.8 3.2- 7.0 15 1.8 1.1- 3.2 7 1.4 0.5- 3.6
$25,000- 34,999 508 443 88.6 84.5-91.7 46 7.1 5.0-10.0 11 2.1 1.0- 4.4 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 5 1.9 0.6- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 710 628 88.5 85.1-91.2 63 9.0 6.7-12.1 15 2.1 1.0- 4.2 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 735 667 90.5 87.4-92.9 45 5.8 4.1- 8.2 19 3.2 1.8- 5.5 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
$75,000+ 1,171 1,092 94.0 92.1-95.4 66 4.7 3.5- 6.4 12 1.1 0.6- 2.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,869 1,480 79.6 77.1-81.9 239 12.4 10.6-14.4 91 5.1 3.9- 6.7 29 1.1 0.8- 1.7 30 1.8 1.1- 2.9
No 2,690 2,505 93.5 92.1-94.6 136 4.5 3.5- 5.6 43 1.7 1.2- 2.4 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,934 1,678 87.8 85.9-89.5 170 7.8 6.4- 9.3 56 2.9 2.1- 4.0 13 0.6 0.3- 1.2 17 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Non-Veteran 2,692 2,366 88.6 86.9-90.1 208 7.2 6.0- 8.6 81 3.0 2.2- 4.0 22 0.6 0.3- 0.9 15 0.7 0.3- 1.3

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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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