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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITE FEMALES 6,090 4,078 66.3 64.7-67.8 1,225 20.6 19.3-21.9 544 9.3 8.4-10.3 186 3.1 2.6- 3.8 57 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
40-44 543 387 70.1 65.2-74.6 118 21.8 17.9-26.3 29 6.8 4.5-10.3 5 0.8 0.2- 2.5 4 0.4 0.2- 1.2
45-54 1,389 813 58.2 55.0-61.4 321 23.5 20.9-26.4 177 13.2 11.1-15.6 71 4.6 3.4- 6.1 7 0.5 0.2- 1.1
55-64 1,603 1,057 66.7 63.7-69.5 333 19.9 17.7-22.4 147 9.0 7.3-10.9 57 4.0 2.8- 5.7 9 0.4 0.2- 0.9
65-74 1,410 1,012 71.0 67.9-73.9 271 20.0 17.4-22.8 96 7.0 5.6- 8.9 23 1.6 0.9- 2.6 8 0.5 0.2- 1.0
75+ 1,145 809 72.1 68.9-75.2 182 15.5 13.1-18.2 95 7.5 5.9- 9.6 30 2.8 1.8- 4.4 29 2.0 1.3- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 744 467 62.3 57.3-67.1 142 19.6 15.9-23.9 75 9.3 6.9-12.5 42 6.8 4.3-10.8 18 1.9 1.2- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,850 1,228 64.5 61.6-67.3 349 20.3 17.9-22.9 191 11.1 9.3-13.2 61 3.2 2.3- 4.4 21 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,734 1,160 66.2 63.3-68.9 346 20.0 17.8-22.4 157 9.9 8.2-11.9 54 3.2 2.3- 4.5 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3
College Graduate 1,751 1,213 69.1 66.4-71.8 387 21.9 19.6-24.4 121 7.2 5.8- 9.0 29 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 691 396 55.6 50.7-60.4 134 20.9 17.0-25.3 86 12.3 9.3-16.0 55 8.0 5.9-10.7 20 3.3 2.0- 5.4
$15,000- 24,999 941 618 62.5 58.3-66.4 177 20.3 17.2-23.8 98 11.5 9.0-14.6 36 4.9 3.1- 7.6 12 0.9 0.5- 1.6
$25,000- 34,999 615 416 66.4 61.6-70.9 132 21.3 17.6-25.6 51 9.1 6.6-12.5 12 2.5 1.2- 4.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
$35,000- 49,999 825 536 63.8 59.5-67.8 194 23.4 20.0-27.2 72 9.8 7.4-12.8 20 2.7 1.5- 4.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
$50,000-74,999 814 566 69.5 65.5-73.2 169 20.0 16.9-23.5 63 8.8 6.6-11.6 15 1.6 0.9- 3.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
$75,000+ 1,159 820 69.0 65.6-72.3 232 20.5 17.8-23.6 86 8.2 6.4-10.6 18 2.0 1.2- 3.3 3 0.2 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,502 1,461 57.2 54.6-59.7 585 24.6 22.4-26.9 284 11.8 10.2-13.6 124 5.0 3.9- 6.4 48 1.4 1.0- 1.9
No 3,526 2,572 71.9 70.0-73.7 633 18.3 16.7-19.9 252 7.7 6.6- 9.0 61 1.9 1.4- 2.6 8 0.2 0.1- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 109 79 69.3 57.2-79.2 18 21.9 13.2-34.1 11 8.3 4.1-15.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 5,981 3,999 66.2 64.6-67.7 1,207 20.6 19.3-21.9 533 9.4 8.4-10.4 185 3.2 2.6- 3.8 57 0.7 0.5- 0.9

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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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