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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?
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  Total
Respond.^
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 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
AGE
40-44 371 268 71.5 65.6-76.7 71 18.3 14.0-23.5 24 7.2 4.6-11.2 6 2.3 0.9- 5.5 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1
45-54 916 546 60.0 56.0-63.9 213 24.1 20.8-27.7 118 12.8 10.3-15.8 36 2.7 1.8- 4.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
55-64 1,111 787 72.0 68.7-75.1 192 17.1 14.5-20.0 89 7.7 6.0- 9.8 31 2.5 1.5- 3.9 12 0.8 0.4- 1.4
65-74 849 641 73.6 69.9-77.0 133 17.7 14.7-21.0 52 6.0 4.4- 8.2 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7 6 0.6 0.3- 1.4
75+ 570 388 69.3 64.6-73.7 110 18.9 15.3-23.2 46 8.0 5.6-11.1 15 1.9 1.1- 3.4 11 1.9 0.9- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 475 281 57.4 51.7-62.9 102 24.0 19.3-29.5 47 10.6 7.6-14.6 32 5.8 3.8- 8.6 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,082 755 68.3 64.5-71.8 182 18.0 15.2-21.1 99 9.8 7.6-12.6 37 3.1 2.0- 4.8 9 0.8 0.4- 1.9
Some Post-H.S. 895 602 66.1 61.9-70.0 190 22.8 19.4-26.7 77 8.8 6.6-11.6 19 1.8 1.0- 3.2 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2
College Graduate 1,362 990 72.1 68.9-75.0 244 18.1 15.7-20.9 106 8.1 6.4-10.2 17 1.3 0.7- 2.3 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 278 168 60.6 52.5-68.2 52 20.8 14.8-28.4 30 9.5 5.4-16.3 20 6.3 3.9-10.0 8 2.8 1.1- 7.1
$15,000- 24,999 533 324 58.8 53.4-64.0 111 20.4 16.5-25.0 61 13.6 10.1-18.1 28 5.4 3.3- 8.7 9 1.8 0.8- 4.0
$25,000- 34,999 389 263 65.5 59.2-71.2 75 22.2 17.2-28.0 38 9.9 6.8-14.2 11 2.0 1.0- 4.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
$35,000- 49,999 591 414 70.1 65.3-74.4 112 18.4 14.8-22.6 47 8.3 6.0-11.5 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1 4 0.4 0.2- 1.2
$50,000-74,999 654 461 67.7 63.0-72.1 127 22.0 18.2-26.5 53 8.2 5.9-11.4 10 1.6 0.7- 3.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
$75,000+ 1,055 780 72.2 68.6-75.6 185 18.1 15.3-21.3 72 8.2 6.2-10.7 16 1.4 0.7- 2.5 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,515 943 61.3 58.1-64.4 315 22.1 19.5-25.0 157 10.8 8.8-13.1 72 4.3 3.2- 5.8 28 1.5 1.0- 2.3
No 2,260 1,656 72.0 69.5-74.3 395 18.3 16.3-20.5 171 8.1 6.8- 9.7 32 1.2 0.8- 1.9 6 0.3 0.1- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,673 1,192 72.1 69.3-74.8 294 17.7 15.4-20.1 129 7.2 5.8- 8.9 38 2.1 1.4- 3.1 20 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Non-Veteran 2,141 1,435 65.5 62.9-68.1 425 21.1 19.0-23.5 200 10.1 8.5-11.9 67 2.6 1.9- 3.5 14 0.6 0.3- 1.2

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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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