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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
-WHITE 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
AGE
40-44 370 341 91.3 86.8-94.3 17 5.0 2.8- 8.6 10 3.0 1.3- 6.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 918 823 91.2 88.8-93.0 63 5.4 4.0- 7.2 22 2.4 1.5- 4.1 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
55-64 1,110 969 88.9 86.6-90.8 97 7.8 6.1- 9.8 26 2.2 1.4- 3.5 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0 9 0.6 0.3- 1.4
65-74 851 765 90.0 87.4-92.1 65 7.7 5.9-10.1 16 1.9 1.1- 3.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
75+ 573 478 85.0 81.4-88.0 58 9.3 6.9-12.4 25 4.1 2.6- 6.3 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 483 382 79.5 74.6-83.6 52 11.9 8.5-16.3 23 4.5 2.8- 7.3 11 1.6 0.8- 3.1 15 2.5 1.4- 4.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,085 970 91.1 88.8-93.0 83 5.9 4.5- 7.6 26 2.7 1.6- 4.7 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Some Post-H.S. 889 780 87.8 84.8-90.3 75 7.8 5.9-10.3 23 2.8 1.7- 4.8 9 1.4 0.6- 2.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
College Graduate 1,362 1,241 92.8 91.1-94.2 90 5.2 4.0- 6.7 27 1.7 1.1- 2.7 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 214 75.1 67.5-81.5 37 12.7 8.8-18.1 15 9.1 4.6-17.2 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 8 1.6 0.7- 3.5
$15,000- 24,999 534 442 83.8 79.6-87.3 46 7.8 5.3-11.3 30 5.5 3.6- 8.3 11 1.9 1.0- 3.7 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7
$25,000- 34,999 391 342 89.7 85.8-92.7 39 8.7 6.0-12.7 6 1.1 0.5- 2.5 2 0.2 0.1- 1.1 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8
$35,000- 49,999 589 523 89.3 86.0-91.9 52 8.1 6.0-10.9 11 2.1 0.9- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
$50,000-74,999 655 597 91.0 88.0-93.4 39 6.0 4.1- 8.6 15 2.3 1.2- 4.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
$75,000+ 1,056 987 94.4 92.4-95.9 59 4.4 3.1- 6.1 9 1.0 0.4- 2.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,521 1,225 81.8 79.2-84.1 189 11.6 9.8-13.7 66 4.6 3.3- 6.4 21 1.0 0.6- 1.6 20 1.0 0.6- 1.8
No 2,258 2,112 94.3 93.0-95.3 109 4.0 3.1- 5.0 32 1.4 0.9- 2.1 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,674 1,456 88.3 86.3-90.0 151 7.7 6.4- 9.3 44 2.8 1.9- 4.0 10 0.7 0.3- 1.4 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Non-Veteran 2,145 1,917 90.7 89.1-92.1 149 6.1 5.0- 7.5 55 2.4 1.7- 3.4 16 0.5 0.3- 0.9 8 0.3 0.1- 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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