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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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,101 646 5.0 4.5- 5.5 10,455 95.0 94.5-95.5
No 1,117 38 3.9 2.5- 6.1 1,079 96.1 93.9-97.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 176 10 4.5 2.3- 8.8 166 95.5 91.2-97.7
Recommended Range 3,714 218 5.1 4.3- 6.0 3,496 94.9 94.0-95.7
Overweight 4,459 242 4.3 3.7- 5.1 4,217 95.7 94.9-96.3
Obese 3,408 189 5.1 4.2- 6.2 3,219 94.9 93.8-95.8
Current Smoker
No 10,100 593 5.2 4.6- 5.8 9,507 94.8 94.2-95.4
Yes 2,086 88 3.3 2.5- 4.2 1,998 96.7 95.8-97.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,831 158 7.9 6.5- 9.7 1,673 92.1 90.3-93.5
No 10,264 516 4.4 3.9- 4.9 9,748 95.6 95.1-96.1
Binge Drinker
No 11,303 659 5.1 4.6- 5.6 10,644 94.9 94.4-95.4
Yes 817 21 2.8 1.6- 4.8 796 97.2 95.2-98.4
Heavy Drinker
No 11,598 667 4.9 4.5- 5.5 10,931 95.1 94.5-95.5
Yes 432 13 3.6 1.8- 7.1 419 96.4 92.9-98.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,040 82 7.1 5.3- 9.5 958 92.9 90.5-94.7
No 11,137 596 4.6 4.1- 5.1 10,541 95.4 94.9-95.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,820 171 9.1 7.5-11.1 1,649 90.9 88.9-92.5
No 10,410 512 4.1 3.7- 4.6 9,898 95.9 95.4-96.3
Disability
Yes 5,076 403 7.3 6.4- 8.3 4,673 92.7 91.7-93.6
No 6,996 272 3.3 2.8- 3.8 6,724 96.7 96.2-97.2

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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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