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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
-WHITES 9,909 1,811 14.7 13.9-15.5 1,438 10.9 10.3-11.6 6,660 74.4 73.4-75.4
GENDER
Males 3,824 580 11.9 10.9-13.1 426 8.1 7.2- 9.0 2,818 80.0 78.5-81.4
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 11 8.6 4.3-16.2 7 8.1 3.4-18.1 57 83.3 72.7-90.3
Non-Hispanic 9,813 1,795 14.7 13.9-15.5 1,426 11.0 10.3-11.7 6,592 74.4 73.3-75.4
AGE
40-44 914 9 1.0 0.5- 2.0 10 1.0 0.5- 2.0 895 98.0 96.8-98.8
45-54 2,306 84 3.2 2.5- 4.1 45 1.8 1.2- 2.7 2,177 95.0 93.8-96.0
55-64 2,707 429 16.0 14.3-17.8 131 4.6 3.8- 5.7 2,147 79.4 77.4-81.2
65-74 2,258 785 34.5 32.2-37.0 425 18.2 16.4-20.2 1,048 47.3 44.8-49.8
75+ 1,724 504 30.2 27.6-32.9 827 47.5 44.5-50.4 393 22.4 20.1-24.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,227 298 19.7 17.1-22.6 327 21.0 18.4-23.8 602 59.4 55.8-62.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,931 564 15.3 13.9-16.9 449 11.9 10.6-13.3 1,918 72.7 70.8-74.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,628 460 14.8 13.3-16.4 336 9.7 8.5-11.0 1,832 75.5 73.6-77.4
College Graduate 3,109 488 12.5 11.2-13.8 322 7.9 6.9- 9.0 2,299 79.7 78.0-81.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 976 231 19.4 16.7-22.4 222 19.0 16.1-22.2 523 61.7 57.7-65.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,472 344 20.6 18.2-23.1 307 17.3 15.2-19.7 821 62.1 59.0-65.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,002 212 17.9 15.3-20.8 172 14.8 12.5-17.5 618 67.3 63.7-70.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,413 255 15.3 13.3-17.5 179 10.7 9.1-12.7 979 74.0 71.2-76.5
$50,000-74,999 1,466 220 13.1 11.2-15.2 141 7.9 6.5- 9.7 1,105 79.0 76.4-81.3
$75,000+ 2,213 247 8.7 7.5-10.0 115 3.9 3.1- 5.0 1,851 87.4 85.8-88.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,023 914 19.6 18.1-21.1 796 16.3 15.0-17.7 2,313 64.1 62.3-66.0
No 5,787 875 11.7 10.8-12.6 629 7.7 7.0- 8.5 4,283 80.6 79.5-81.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,784 354 17.3 15.4-19.4 308 14.1 12.4-16.1 1,122 68.5 65.9-71.0
Non-Veteran 8,122 1,457 14.0 13.2-14.9 1,130 10.2 9.5-11.0 5,535 75.8 74.7-76.8

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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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