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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,129 2,083 14.9 14.1-15.7 1,632 11.3 10.7-12.1 7,414 73.8 72.8-74.8
No 1,120 90 7.7 5.7-10.4 36 3.0 2.0- 4.5 994 89.3 86.4-91.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 32 17.8 11.7-26.1 36 15.0 10.2-21.5 109 67.3 58.2-75.2
Recommended Range 3,725 677 15.5 14.2-16.9 607 12.6 11.4-13.9 2,441 71.9 70.1-73.6
Overweight 4,470 796 13.2 12.2-14.4 583 9.7 8.7-10.7 3,091 77.1 75.6-78.5
Obese 3,414 601 14.0 12.6-15.7 373 8.7 7.6-10.0 2,440 77.3 75.4-79.1
Current Smoker
No 10,123 1,895 14.9 14.1-15.8 1,496 11.4 10.7-12.2 6,732 73.7 72.6-74.7
Yes 2,096 272 10.3 8.8-11.9 160 5.6 4.6- 6.8 1,664 84.2 82.3-85.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,835 449 22.4 20.0-25.0 466 22.7 20.3-25.2 920 54.9 51.9-57.9
No 10,288 1,697 12.7 12.0-13.5 1,170 8.5 7.9- 9.2 7,421 78.7 77.8-79.7
Binge Drinker
No 11,332 2,106 15.0 14.2-15.8 1,619 11.1 10.4-11.8 7,607 73.9 72.9-74.9
Yes 819 57 4.6 3.4- 6.4 38 3.5 2.4- 5.0 724 91.9 89.8-93.6
Heavy Drinker
No 11,630 2,099 14.2 13.5-15.0 1,621 10.7 10.0-11.4 7,910 75.1 74.1-76.0
Yes 432 54 11.6 8.4-15.8 29 5.0 3.3- 7.5 349 83.4 78.9-87.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,038 228 17.9 15.3-21.0 166 11.8 9.6-14.4 644 70.3 66.7-73.6
No 11,169 1,936 13.7 12.9-14.5 1,491 10.2 9.6-10.9 7,742 76.1 75.1-77.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,832 448 21.3 18.9-23.8 395 19.7 17.3-22.4 989 59.0 55.9-62.0
No 10,429 1,727 12.9 12.1-13.7 1,272 8.9 8.3- 9.5 7,430 78.2 77.3-79.2
Disability
Yes 5,097 1,141 19.2 17.9-20.7 951 15.5 14.3-16.8 3,005 65.3 63.5-67.0
No 7,003 1,007 10.8 10.0-11.7 697 7.2 6.5- 7.9 5,299 82.0 80.9-83.0

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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