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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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  Total
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 12,259 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 301 200 63.4 56.7-69.6 68 23.0 18.0-29.0 20 7.8 4.7-12.5 9 3.3 1.6- 6.8 4 2.5 0.7- 8.1
Buncombe 288 191 64.4 57.9-70.5 56 22.1 17.0-28.1 30 11.1 7.6-16.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Cabarrus 281 199 72.0 65.2-77.9 51 16.9 12.3-22.7 22 8.2 4.8-13.6 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5
Catawba 344 237 66.4 60.1-72.2 61 18.6 14.1-24.2 32 10.3 6.9-15.1 9 2.5 1.2- 5.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.9
Cumberland 357 248 68.9 63.1-74.2 73 19.3 15.2-24.3 23 8.3 5.3-12.9 8 2.4 1.2- 4.9 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7
Davidson 311 208 67.5 61.1-73.3 68 23.5 18.3-29.6 23 6.1 3.8- 9.6 10 2.5 1.3- 4.8 2 0.5 0.1- 1.8
Durham 288 195 71.1 64.7-76.8 59 19.1 14.3-25.0 23 7.0 4.5-10.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 5 1.3 0.5- 3.7
Forsyth 321 212 69.0 62.8-74.6 66 17.1 12.9-22.3 30 10.1 6.7-14.9 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9 6 1.9 0.8- 4.8
Gaston 317 198 62.4 56.0-68.4 64 19.5 15.0-25.0 36 12.0 8.3-16.9 14 4.6 2.6- 8.1 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9
Guilford 332 226 67.4 61.0-73.2 68 21.4 16.4-27.4 28 8.1 5.3-12.1 8 2.5 1.1- 5.4 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5
Iredell 330 225 70.4 64.2-75.9 70 19.4 15.1-24.6 20 6.9 3.8-12.1 9 2.1 0.9- 4.4 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9
Johnston 341 218 60.6 53.4-67.3 70 24.8 18.4-32.4 33 8.9 5.9-13.0 16 4.9 2.7- 8.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
Mecklenburg 521 358 66.4 61.3-71.1 102 21.1 17.1-25.7 43 9.2 6.5-12.7 13 2.3 1.3- 4.0 5 1.1 0.4- 3.5
New Hanover 311 217 67.8 61.3-73.7 59 21.2 16.2-27.4 23 7.2 4.5-11.1 10 3.0 1.3- 6.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7
Onslow 284 190 70.2 63.8-75.9 59 18.8 14.1-24.5 29 9.3 6.1-13.9 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Orange 306 210 69.6 63.5-75.2 56 17.4 13.2-22.6 31 10.4 6.9-15.3 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
Pitt 307 207 68.0 61.2-74.1 62 18.2 13.9-23.5 26 8.6 5.6-13.1 7 2.5 1.0- 6.2 5 2.7 0.6-11.7
Randolph 303 205 68.7 62.4-74.4 58 17.6 13.4-22.8 28 10.0 6.4-15.3 9 2.6 1.3- 5.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3
Robeson 290 174 60.6 53.7-67.1 79 27.8 22.0-34.5 20 6.2 3.9- 9.7 12 3.8 2.1- 7.1 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2
Rowan 365 232 58.1 51.6-64.4 84 26.6 20.8-33.3 28 8.1 5.4-12.1 17 5.5 3.2- 9.3 4 1.7 0.5- 5.3
Union 303 211 70.4 63.9-76.1 54 18.0 13.5-23.7 25 8.3 5.1-13.0 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
Wake 419 291 70.1 64.8-74.9 85 19.1 15.3-23.5 33 7.8 5.3-11.2 8 2.6 1.0- 6.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
Wayne 344 209 65.0 58.9-70.7 80 22.2 17.5-27.7 36 8.1 5.7-11.5 17 4.1 2.4- 6.9 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 4,062 2,669 65.7 63.8-67.5 852 20.5 19.0-22.1 364 9.4 8.3-10.6 137 3.5 2.8- 4.3 40 0.9 0.6- 1.4
Piedmont 5,846 3,934 67.1 65.4-68.7 1,190 20.4 19.1-21.8 487 8.5 7.6- 9.5 173 3.0 2.5- 3.8 62 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Western NC 2,351 1,566 66.4 63.9-68.7 438 20.0 18.1-22.2 234 9.6 8.2-11.2 88 3.2 2.5- 4.0 25 0.8 0.5- 1.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,536 1,054 68.2 65.3-71.0 270 18.9 16.6-21.6 149 9.5 7.8-11.5 50 2.6 1.9- 3.6 13 0.7 0.4- 1.3
Northwest 2,618 1,710 64.9 62.5-67.3 546 21.3 19.3-23.4 231 8.9 7.5-10.5 96 3.6 2.8- 4.7 35 1.2 0.8- 1.9
Charlotte 1,613 1,085 66.0 62.9-69.0 323 21.3 18.7-24.0 138 8.5 6.9-10.4 51 3.1 2.1- 4.4 16 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Greensboro 1,413 955 66.9 63.6-70.2 288 21.2 18.4-24.3 117 8.0 6.4- 9.9 38 2.8 1.9- 4.3 15 1.0 0.6- 1.9
Southern Regional 1,136 774 68.7 65.2-72.0 228 18.9 16.3-21.9 85 8.6 6.7-11.1 35 3.0 1.9- 4.6 14 0.8 0.4- 1.4
Coastal 634 412 63.4 58.8-67.7 134 22.2 18.6-26.2 62 10.8 8.2-14.3 22 3.0 1.9- 5.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
Wake 1,246 833 68.2 64.8-71.5 254 19.3 16.7-22.2 108 8.7 6.8-11.0 39 3.2 2.0- 5.1 12 0.6 0.3- 1.3
Area L 382 249 63.7 57.9-69.2 81 20.6 16.2-25.7 34 9.7 6.8-13.7 13 5.0 2.8- 8.9 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6
Eastern 1,681 1,097 66.5 63.5-69.4 356 19.9 17.6-22.4 161 9.5 7.8-11.5 54 3.1 2.2- 4.3 13 1.0 0.4- 2.3

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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.

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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