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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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,127 7,521 67.8 66.6-68.9 2,221 20.2 19.2-21.2 947 8.5 7.8- 9.2 325 2.7 2.3- 3.1 113 0.9 0.7- 1.1
No 1,117 638 57.5 53.5-61.4 257 21.9 18.9-25.3 136 12.3 10.0-15.0 72 6.9 4.9- 9.8 14 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 175 112 64.0 54.5-72.6 40 23.1 16.2-31.9 14 9.1 4.8-16.5 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7
Recommended Range 3,732 2,552 67.4 65.4-69.3 728 20.6 18.9-22.3 306 8.4 7.3- 9.7 104 2.6 2.1- 3.3 42 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Overweight 4,466 2,971 66.9 65.0-68.7 902 20.0 18.5-21.6 413 9.1 8.1-10.3 146 3.2 2.6- 4.0 34 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Obese 3,405 2,207 65.5 63.3-67.6 722 20.9 19.1-22.8 317 9.6 8.3-11.0 123 3.2 2.6- 4.1 36 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Current Smoker
No 10,130 6,855 67.7 66.5-68.9 2,055 20.4 19.4-21.4 856 8.5 7.8- 9.2 265 2.5 2.1- 3.0 99 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Yes 2,085 1,284 61.6 58.8-64.3 419 20.6 18.4-23.1 223 10.6 9.0-12.4 131 6.0 4.8- 7.5 28 1.1 0.7- 1.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,831 1,128 60.8 57.7-63.7 375 21.3 18.8-24.1 178 9.2 7.7-11.0 104 6.4 4.9- 8.3 46 2.3 1.6- 3.3
No 10,286 6,953 67.5 66.3-68.7 2,075 20.3 19.3-21.3 893 8.8 8.1- 9.6 287 2.6 2.2- 3.1 78 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,330 7,570 67.2 66.0-68.3 2,294 20.2 19.2-21.2 994 8.7 8.0- 9.4 355 3.0 2.6- 3.5 117 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Yes 820 536 61.3 56.7-65.7 156 21.4 17.8-25.4 84 11.3 8.7-14.6 37 5.1 3.4- 7.7 7 0.9 0.3- 2.6
Heavy Drinker
No 11,628 7,755 66.8 65.7-68.0 2,352 20.3 19.3-21.3 1,031 8.9 8.2- 9.6 371 3.1 2.7- 3.6 119 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Yes 432 292 63.7 57.7-69.3 80 20.4 15.9-25.9 35 8.9 6.2-12.8 21 6.3 3.7-10.6 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,033 622 60.9 56.8-64.8 213 19.6 16.6-22.9 111 10.0 7.9-12.4 68 7.5 5.3-10.5 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7
No 11,167 7,518 67.1 65.9-68.3 2,252 20.5 19.5-21.5 964 8.8 8.1- 9.5 326 2.8 2.4- 3.2 107 0.8 0.7- 1.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,828 1,134 60.9 57.8-64.0 390 21.6 19.1-24.3 177 9.5 7.9-11.5 94 6.0 4.5- 7.9 33 1.9 1.2- 3.1
No 10,428 7,033 67.5 66.3-68.7 2,090 20.2 19.2-21.2 907 8.8 8.1- 9.6 304 2.7 2.3- 3.2 94 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Disability
Yes 5,085 2,964 58.1 56.2-59.9 1,184 23.4 21.9-25.0 557 11.2 10.1-12.5 278 5.6 4.8- 6.6 102 1.7 1.3- 2.2
No 7,005 5,080 71.8 70.3-73.2 1,269 18.6 17.4-19.8 516 7.5 6.7- 8.4 117 1.7 1.3- 2.2 23 0.5 0.3- 0.8

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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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