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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-WHITES 9,907 6,708 67.1 65.9-68.3 1,944 20.2 19.2-21.3 873 9.2 8.4-10.0 291 2.8 2.4- 3.2 91 0.7 0.6- 0.9
GENDER
Males 3,817 2,630 68.1 66.1-70.0 719 19.8 18.2-21.5 329 9.0 7.9-10.3 105 2.4 1.9- 3.1 34 0.7 0.5- 1.1
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 45 63.8 50.0-75.6 17 21.1 12.1-34.1 8 7.6 3.2-16.9 4 6.8 2.1-19.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Non-Hispanic 9,812 6,650 67.1 65.9-68.3 1,922 20.2 19.2-21.3 865 9.2 8.5-10.0 286 2.7 2.4- 3.2 89 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
40-44 914 655 70.8 67.0-74.3 189 20.1 17.2-23.4 53 7.0 5.2- 9.5 11 1.5 0.7- 3.1 6 0.6 0.2- 1.6
45-54 2,305 1,359 59.1 56.6-61.6 534 23.8 21.7-26.1 295 13.0 11.3-14.8 107 3.7 2.9- 4.6 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9
55-64 2,714 1,844 69.2 67.0-71.3 525 18.6 16.9-20.4 236 8.3 7.1- 9.7 88 3.3 2.4- 4.3 21 0.6 0.4- 1.0
65-74 2,259 1,653 72.2 69.8-74.4 404 18.9 17.0-21.1 148 6.6 5.5- 7.9 40 1.8 1.2- 2.6 14 0.5 0.3- 0.9
75+ 1,715 1,197 71.1 68.4-73.6 292 16.8 14.7-19.0 141 7.7 6.3- 9.4 45 2.5 1.7- 3.5 40 1.9 1.4- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,219 748 60.0 56.3-63.7 244 21.7 18.6-25.0 122 9.9 7.9-12.3 74 6.4 4.6- 8.7 31 2.0 1.4- 3.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,932 1,983 66.2 63.9-68.5 531 19.2 17.4-21.2 290 10.5 9.1-12.2 98 3.2 2.4- 4.1 30 0.8 0.5- 1.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,629 1,762 66.1 63.8-68.4 536 21.1 19.2-23.2 234 9.4 8.1-11.0 73 2.6 2.0- 3.5 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0
College Graduate 3,113 2,203 70.7 68.6-72.7 631 20.0 18.2-21.8 227 7.7 6.5- 9.0 46 1.5 1.0- 2.1 6 0.2 0.1- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 969 564 57.4 53.2-61.6 186 20.8 17.4-24.7 116 11.3 8.7-14.5 75 7.4 5.7- 9.5 28 3.1 2.0- 4.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,474 942 60.9 57.5-64.1 288 20.4 17.9-23.1 159 12.4 10.3-14.9 64 5.1 3.7- 7.1 21 1.3 0.7- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,004 679 66.0 62.1-69.6 207 21.7 18.6-25.2 89 9.5 7.4-12.0 23 2.3 1.4- 3.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,416 950 66.8 63.6-69.8 306 21.0 18.5-23.8 119 9.1 7.3-11.2 34 2.7 1.8- 4.1 7 0.4 0.2- 0.9
$50,000-74,999 1,468 1,027 68.6 65.5-71.5 296 21.0 18.5-23.8 116 8.5 6.8-10.5 25 1.6 0.9- 2.7 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7
$75,000+ 2,214 1,600 70.8 68.3-73.2 417 19.2 17.2-21.4 158 8.2 6.8- 9.9 34 1.6 1.1- 2.5 5 0.2 0.1- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,017 2,404 59.0 57.0-61.0 900 23.5 21.8-25.3 441 11.3 10.1-12.7 196 4.7 3.9- 5.7 76 1.4 1.1- 1.9
No 5,786 4,228 71.9 70.4-73.4 1,028 18.3 17.0-19.6 423 7.9 7.0- 8.9 93 1.6 1.2- 2.1 14 0.3 0.1- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,782 1,271 72.0 69.2-74.5 312 17.9 15.7-20.3 140 7.3 5.9- 8.9 39 2.0 1.3- 3.0 20 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Non-Veteran 8,122 5,434 66.0 64.6-67.3 1,632 20.8 19.6-22.0 733 9.6 8.8-10.5 252 3.0 2.5- 3.5 71 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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