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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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 12,267 10,240 84.7 83.8-85.5 1,321 9.9 9.3-10.6 499 3.9 3.5- 4.4 115 0.8 0.6- 1.0 92 0.7 0.5- 0.9
-WHITES 9,908 8,377 85.9 85.0-86.7 1,012 9.3 8.6-10.1 371 3.6 3.1- 4.1 81 0.7 0.6- 0.9 67 0.5 0.4- 0.7
GENDER
Males 3,822 3,376 89.8 88.5-90.9 300 6.7 5.8- 7.7 99 2.6 2.0- 3.3 26 0.6 0.4- 0.9 21 0.4 0.2- 0.7
Females 6,086 5,001 82.5 81.3-83.7 712 11.6 10.6-12.6 272 4.4 3.8- 5.2 55 0.8 0.6- 1.2 46 0.6 0.4- 0.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 60 81.0 66.9-90.1 10 16.1 7.6-30.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 9,812 8,304 86.0 85.1-86.8 995 9.2 8.5-10.0 366 3.6 3.1- 4.1 81 0.7 0.6- 0.9 66 0.5 0.4- 0.7
AGE
40-44 913 810 88.2 85.3-90.6 76 8.3 6.3-10.7 22 3.0 1.7- 5.1 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 2,306 1,968 86.9 85.1-88.4 226 8.5 7.3-10.0 86 3.6 2.7- 4.7 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0
55-64 2,712 2,257 84.8 83.1-86.4 320 10.5 9.2-12.0 93 3.3 2.6- 4.2 24 0.8 0.5- 1.2 18 0.6 0.3- 0.9
65-74 2,263 1,944 86.3 84.5-87.9 218 9.2 7.9-10.7 79 3.4 2.6- 4.5 13 0.7 0.3- 1.4 9 0.4 0.2- 0.8
75+ 1,714 1,398 82.3 80.0-84.4 172 10.2 8.5-12.1 91 4.8 3.8- 6.1 22 1.3 0.8- 2.1 31 1.4 0.9- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,225 938 75.9 72.5-79.0 149 14.2 11.5-17.2 81 5.9 4.4- 7.8 27 1.9 1.2- 3.0 30 2.1 1.4- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,934 2,458 85.2 83.5-86.8 315 9.4 8.2-10.8 124 4.3 3.4- 5.5 24 0.7 0.5- 1.1 13 0.3 0.2- 0.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,624 2,206 84.8 82.9-86.4 290 10.4 9.0-11.9 92 3.7 2.8- 4.7 19 0.8 0.4- 1.4 17 0.4 0.2- 0.8
College Graduate 3,111 2,762 90.2 88.9-91.4 257 7.0 6.0- 8.1 74 2.2 1.6- 3.0 11 0.3 0.2- 0.7 7 0.2 0.1- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 970 724 74.4 70.6-77.9 134 13.8 11.3-16.7 69 7.8 5.6-10.9 24 2.1 1.4- 3.3 19 1.8 1.1- 3.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,476 1,182 80.3 77.5-82.8 176 11.0 9.1-13.3 76 5.7 4.2- 7.5 26 1.8 1.2- 2.7 16 1.2 0.7- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,005 838 84.6 81.7-87.2 120 11.3 9.1-14.0 38 3.3 2.2- 4.8 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,415 1,207 85.1 82.6-87.3 152 10.5 8.7-12.7 42 3.4 2.3- 5.0 5 0.4 0.2- 0.9 9 0.6 0.3- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 1,468 1,293 88.5 86.4-90.3 127 8.2 6.7-10.0 38 2.5 1.7- 3.6 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6
$75,000+ 2,215 2,015 91.2 89.6-92.6 160 6.6 5.4- 8.0 36 2.0 1.3- 3.1 2 0.1 0.0- 0.7 2 0.0 0.0- 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,016 3,085 78.0 76.3-79.6 567 13.7 12.3-15.1 238 5.7 4.8- 6.8 65 1.4 1.0- 1.8 61 1.2 0.9- 1.7
No 5,786 5,196 90.5 89.6-91.4 440 6.8 6.0- 7.6 129 2.2 1.8- 2.8 15 0.3 0.2- 0.6 6 0.1 0.0- 0.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,784 1,546 88.0 86.1-89.7 161 7.8 6.5- 9.3 50 2.9 2.0- 4.1 12 0.7 0.4- 1.4 15 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Non-Veteran 8,121 6,828 85.4 84.4-86.3 851 9.7 8.9-10.5 321 3.7 3.2- 4.3 69 0.7 0.5- 1.0 52 0.5 0.3- 0.7

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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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