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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,817 2,630 68.1 66.1-70.0 719 19.8 18.2-21.5 329 9.0 7.9-10.3 105 2.4 1.9- 3.1 34 0.7 0.5- 1.1
African American 549 357 66.1 60.9-71.0 110 19.0 15.1-23.5 52 9.1 6.6-12.5 19 3.7 2.1- 6.4 11 2.1 1.0- 4.4
Other Minorities 238 162 72.5 64.6-79.1 45 18.4 12.8-25.8 17 4.9 2.7- 8.6 8 1.9 0.8- 4.5 6 2.3 0.9- 5.9
AGE
40-44 503 367 73.0 68.1-77.4 99 18.6 14.9-23.0 27 5.7 3.7- 8.6 8 2.2 1.0- 4.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
45-54 1,167 695 61.4 57.8-64.8 272 23.0 20.1-26.1 146 11.7 9.6-14.2 45 2.9 1.9- 4.2 9 1.1 0.5- 2.3
55-64 1,333 939 70.6 67.3-73.7 228 17.8 15.2-20.7 112 8.2 6.5-10.2 38 2.6 1.7- 3.8 16 0.9 0.5- 1.5
65-74 974 718 71.1 67.4-74.5 158 17.7 14.9-20.9 64 7.3 5.5- 9.6 23 2.7 1.6- 4.4 11 1.3 0.6- 2.6
75+ 645 444 70.7 66.0-74.9 121 17.2 13.9-20.9 49 7.6 5.3-10.9 18 2.2 1.3- 3.6 13 2.4 1.1- 5.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 658 396 60.6 55.6-65.4 142 22.1 18.2-26.6 60 8.9 6.6-11.9 42 5.9 4.0- 8.8 18 2.4 1.3- 4.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,374 937 67.6 64.2-70.9 242 17.7 15.2-20.5 132 10.1 8.1-12.5 45 3.0 2.0- 4.5 18 1.5 0.9- 2.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,058 713 67.2 63.3-70.9 221 21.9 18.7-25.5 92 8.1 6.2-10.4 24 2.0 1.2- 3.2 8 0.8 0.3- 2.2
College Graduate 1,524 1,113 72.0 68.9-74.8 270 18.5 16.0-21.2 114 7.8 6.2- 9.7 20 1.3 0.8- 2.3 7 0.4 0.2- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 415 237 57.1 50.3-63.6 88 20.6 15.9-26.3 46 10.5 7.0-15.5 31 8.4 5.1-13.3 13 3.4 1.7- 6.9
$15,000- 24,999 691 424 62.3 57.4-66.9 141 18.8 15.4-22.7 74 11.3 8.6-14.7 38 5.5 3.7- 8.1 14 2.2 1.1- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 505 345 67.6 62.0-72.7 93 19.7 15.5-24.7 50 10.1 7.2-13.9 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2 4 1.0 0.3- 3.1
$35,000- 49,999 711 491 68.1 63.5-72.5 140 20.4 16.7-24.7 59 8.4 6.2-11.4 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0 5 0.7 0.2- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 734 524 69.8 65.3-74.0 141 21.2 17.6-25.3 55 6.9 5.0- 9.6 11 1.7 0.8- 3.8 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
$75,000+ 1,170 865 72.6 69.2-75.7 204 17.5 15.0-20.5 81 8.3 6.4-10.7 17 1.2 0.6- 2.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,859 1,133 60.1 57.1-63.1 395 21.8 19.4-24.4 193 10.9 9.1-12.9 95 5.1 3.9- 6.6 43 2.2 1.5- 3.2
No 2,694 1,978 72.7 70.4-74.9 471 18.2 16.3-20.2 202 7.5 6.4- 8.9 35 1.1 0.7- 1.6 8 0.5 0.2- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,934 1,375 71.7 69.0-74.3 332 17.1 15.0-19.4 156 7.6 6.3- 9.2 46 2.2 1.5- 3.2 25 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Non-Veteran 2,682 1,783 66.0 63.6-68.3 545 21.0 19.0-23.1 242 9.3 8.0-10.9 86 2.8 2.1- 3.7 26 0.9 0.6- 1.5

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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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