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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.^
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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,134 9,322 85.1 84.3-86.0 1,202 10.0 9.3-10.7 434 3.5 3.1- 4.0 96 0.8 0.6- 1.0 80 0.6 0.4- 0.8
No 1,118 904 80.9 77.5-83.9 119 9.7 7.6-12.3 65 6.9 5.1- 9.2 18 1.0 0.6- 1.7 12 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 127 73.8 65.0-81.0 28 14.3 9.0-21.9 11 6.6 3.3-12.7 4 1.9 0.5- 7.2 7 3.5 1.5- 7.8
Recommended Range 3,724 3,157 85.3 83.8-86.7 378 9.7 8.6-11.0 135 3.5 2.8- 4.3 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0 30 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Overweight 4,467 3,788 86.3 85.0-87.6 443 8.9 7.9-10.0 171 3.6 2.9- 4.4 41 0.9 0.6- 1.3 24 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Obese 3,420 2,772 82.6 80.8-84.2 418 11.2 9.8-12.7 163 4.6 3.8- 5.7 41 0.8 0.6- 1.2 26 0.8 0.4- 1.4
Current Smoker
No 10,132 8,535 85.5 84.5-86.3 1,050 9.5 8.8-10.3 392 3.6 3.2- 4.1 82 0.7 0.5- 0.9 73 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 2,090 1,663 81.0 78.7-83.1 268 11.7 10.1-13.6 107 5.3 4.1- 6.7 33 1.2 0.8- 1.9 19 0.8 0.5- 1.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,834 1,384 74.5 71.7-77.2 270 16.1 13.8-18.6 119 6.1 4.8- 7.7 38 2.2 1.4- 3.3 23 1.1 0.6- 1.8
No 10,291 8,757 86.4 85.5-87.2 1,028 8.9 8.3- 9.6 368 3.5 3.1- 4.0 73 0.6 0.4- 0.8 65 0.6 0.4- 0.9
Binge Drinker
No 11,338 9,445 84.5 83.6-85.3 1,233 10.1 9.4-10.8 464 3.9 3.5- 4.4 107 0.8 0.7- 1.1 89 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 820 708 87.5 84.3-90.1 77 7.6 5.8-10.0 28 3.8 2.4- 6.0 5 0.4 0.1- 1.3 2 0.6 0.1- 3.8
Heavy Drinker
No 11,633 9,695 84.5 83.7-85.4 1,259 10.0 9.3-10.7 481 3.9 3.5- 4.4 108 0.8 0.6- 1.0 90 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 433 368 86.5 82.1-89.9 46 8.3 6.0-11.5 14 4.7 2.5- 8.8 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,041 768 73.7 69.9-77.2 163 16.5 13.5-19.9 78 6.6 5.0- 8.6 15 1.5 0.7- 3.2 17 1.7 1.0- 3.1
No 11,167 9,431 85.7 84.8-86.5 1,150 9.4 8.7-10.1 413 3.6 3.2- 4.1 100 0.7 0.6- 0.9 73 0.6 0.4- 0.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,832 1,414 77.2 74.3-79.8 255 14.2 12.0-16.8 105 5.7 4.4- 7.4 37 1.8 1.2- 2.8 21 1.1 0.6- 1.9
No 10,432 8,824 85.9 85.0-86.7 1,066 9.2 8.6- 9.9 393 3.6 3.2- 4.1 78 0.6 0.5- 0.8 71 0.6 0.5- 0.9
Disability
Yes 5,089 3,817 75.7 74.1-77.3 773 14.9 13.6-16.2 320 6.2 5.4- 7.1 97 1.7 1.3- 2.2 82 1.5 1.1- 2.1
No 7,004 6,267 90.2 89.2-91.0 540 6.9 6.2- 7.7 171 2.5 2.0- 3.0 16 0.3 0.1- 0.5 10 0.2 0.1- 0.4

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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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