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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

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Respond.^
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 300 244 82.2 76.7-86.6 41 12.8 9.1-17.8 10 3.4 1.7- 6.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Buncombe 288 242 85.2 80.2-89.1 28 10.1 6.8-14.7 15 4.1 2.4- 7.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Cabarrus 282 236 86.5 81.7-90.1 35 10.3 7.2-14.6 7 2.3 1.0- 5.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
Catawba 342 279 83.1 78.2-87.2 38 8.8 6.2-12.4 20 6.2 3.8-10.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 4 1.6 0.5- 5.2
Cumberland 359 304 85.6 81.0-89.2 40 10.2 7.2-14.2 12 3.7 2.0- 6.9 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
Davidson 310 257 85.6 80.9-89.4 41 12.0 8.5-16.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Durham 287 244 85.7 80.1-89.9 30 10.3 6.9-15.1 9 3.4 1.4- 7.8 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 322 270 84.2 79.1-88.3 35 11.2 7.8-15.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 5 1.6 0.6- 4.5
Gaston 320 266 83.1 77.6-87.5 35 9.6 6.5-13.8 12 4.8 2.5- 9.0 5 1.6 0.5- 4.7 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2
Guilford 333 285 84.5 78.7-89.0 23 7.4 4.2-12.6 17 5.1 3.1- 8.3 4 1.1 0.3- 3.3 4 2.0 0.6- 6.2
Iredell 330 282 87.7 82.8-91.4 24 7.5 4.4-12.3 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
Johnston 341 285 84.5 79.7-88.4 37 11.5 8.1-16.1 14 2.9 1.6- 5.4 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7
Mecklenburg 521 461 88.2 84.3-91.2 36 6.9 4.6-10.1 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
New Hanover 310 277 90.9 87.1-93.7 20 5.7 3.5- 9.0 11 2.9 1.5- 5.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
Onslow 284 238 87.4 82.8-90.9 36 9.2 6.3-13.1 9 3.3 1.6- 6.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Orange 306 266 88.2 83.5-91.7 29 8.1 5.5-11.9 6 2.5 0.9- 6.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.8
Pitt 304 248 81.5 75.1-86.6 36 10.8 7.6-15.2 10 2.5 1.2- 5.2 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1 4 2.6 0.5-12.1
Randolph 305 242 80.2 74.6-84.8 36 11.8 8.2-16.8 16 4.7 2.7- 8.0 8 2.5 1.2- 5.1 3 0.8 0.2- 3.0
Robeson 291 226 77.3 71.0-82.7 44 15.0 10.6-20.6 15 6.0 3.3-10.5 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4
Rowan 366 295 79.3 73.9-83.8 48 13.0 9.6-17.4 14 4.7 2.6- 8.5 7 2.0 0.9- 4.3 2 1.0 0.2- 5.4
Union 305 267 89.6 85.2-92.7 28 7.8 5.1-11.8 6 1.9 0.7- 4.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Wake 417 365 88.9 85.1-91.7 38 8.2 5.8-11.5 12 2.6 1.3- 5.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 0 0.0 . - .
Wayne 345 284 82.0 74.8-87.5 40 12.7 7.7-20.2 15 3.8 2.1- 6.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 4,066 3,356 83.4 82.0-84.8 475 11.1 9.9-12.3 170 3.9 3.3- 4.7 32 0.8 0.5- 1.2 33 0.7 0.5- 1.2
Piedmont 5,851 4,924 85.4 84.1-86.5 607 9.3 8.4-10.4 217 3.8 3.2- 4.5 63 0.8 0.6- 1.2 40 0.7 0.4- 1.0
Western NC 2,350 1,960 84.3 82.4-85.9 239 10.1 8.6-11.7 112 4.4 3.6- 5.4 20 0.6 0.4- 1.0 19 0.7 0.4- 1.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,536 1,300 85.1 82.9-87.1 144 9.5 7.8-11.5 70 4.2 3.2- 5.5 11 0.5 0.3- 1.0 11 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Northwest 2,616 2,158 84.1 82.3-85.8 294 10.5 9.1-12.1 111 3.6 2.9- 4.6 30 0.9 0.6- 1.4 23 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Charlotte 1,620 1,384 85.7 83.3-87.8 158 9.1 7.4-11.1 57 4.0 2.9- 5.4 11 0.5 0.2- 1.1 10 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Greensboro 1,415 1,176 83.6 80.7-86.1 152 9.6 7.7-11.9 54 4.2 3.0- 5.8 20 1.5 0.8- 2.7 13 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Southern Regional 1,144 944 84.5 81.8-86.8 140 11.2 9.2-13.7 40 3.1 2.1- 4.4 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2 11 0.7 0.3- 1.3
Coastal 633 539 86.1 82.9-88.8 63 9.3 7.2-12.1 25 3.5 2.3- 5.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Wake 1,244 1,055 86.3 83.8-88.5 124 9.0 7.3-11.1 50 4.0 2.8- 5.7 11 0.6 0.3- 1.1 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
Area L 381 304 79.4 74.2-83.7 49 11.8 8.7-15.8 20 6.1 3.6-10.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 4 1.6 0.5- 4.4
Eastern 1,678 1,380 83.5 81.1-85.6 197 10.9 9.1-13.0 72 3.8 2.9- 5.1 15 1.1 0.6- 1.9 14 0.7 0.3- 1.7

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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