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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITE FEMALES 6,085 1,231 17.0 15.9-18.1 1,012 13.4 12.4-14.4 3,842 69.6 68.2-71.0
AGE
40-44 543 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 7 1.3 0.5- 3.0 530 97.5 95.3-98.6
45-54 1,387 54 3.6 2.6- 4.9 27 2.2 1.3- 3.7 1,306 94.2 92.4-95.6
55-64 1,596 288 19.6 17.2-22.2 88 5.6 4.4- 7.2 1,220 74.8 72.0-77.4
65-74 1,411 556 38.9 35.8-42.1 291 20.2 17.8-22.8 564 40.9 37.8-44.2
75+ 1,148 327 29.6 26.4-33.0 599 52.2 48.5-55.8 222 18.3 15.7-21.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 745 199 23.2 19.4-27.4 244 27.7 23.8-31.8 302 49.2 44.3-54.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,846 413 19.1 17.1-21.4 333 15.5 13.6-17.6 1,100 65.4 62.6-68.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,736 333 16.8 14.9-18.9 246 11.2 9.6-13.0 1,157 72.0 69.5-74.5
College Graduate 1,747 285 13.2 11.5-15.1 185 8.4 7.1-10.0 1,277 78.4 76.1-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 695 181 22.5 19.1-26.3 185 23.2 19.6-27.3 329 54.3 49.5-59.0
$15,000- 24,999 940 242 24.5 21.3-28.1 225 21.1 18.1-24.3 473 54.4 50.3-58.4
$25,000- 34,999 613 156 21.7 18.1-25.7 109 16.8 13.5-20.6 348 61.6 56.8-66.2
$35,000- 49,999 823 156 16.8 14.0-20.0 107 11.2 9.0-13.9 560 72.0 68.2-75.5
$50,000-74,999 814 123 13.6 11.0-16.6 78 8.0 6.1-10.3 613 78.5 75.0-81.6
$75,000+ 1,155 126 8.9 7.2-10.9 55 4.5 3.2- 6.4 974 86.6 84.1-88.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,502 622 22.2 20.2-24.2 550 19.2 17.4-21.3 1,330 58.6 56.1-61.1
No 3,524 597 13.8 12.6-15.2 453 9.8 8.7-10.9 2,474 76.4 74.7-78.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 111 15 9.5 5.3-16.5 14 7.1 3.6-13.6 82 83.4 75.0-89.4
Non-Veteran 5,974 1,216 17.1 16.0-18.3 998 13.5 12.5-14.6 3,760 69.3 67.9-70.7

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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.

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