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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
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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 12,267 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
-New Hanover County 310 277 90.9 87.1-93.7 20 5.7 3.5- 9.0 11 2.9 1.5- 5.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
GENDER
Male 117 108 93.8 87.9-96.9 6 4.4 1.9-10.0 3 1.8 0.6- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Female 193 169 88.6 82.8-92.5 14 6.7 3.8-11.6 8 3.8 1.7- 8.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
RACE
White 268 238 89.8 85.4-93.0 18 6.3 3.9-10.2 10 3.2 1.7- 6.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Other 40 37 96.8 90.0-99.0 2 2.2 0.5- 8.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 27 22 89.6 75.4-96.0 4 8.9 3.1-23.0 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 283 255 91.1 86.9-94.0 16 5.2 3.0- 8.7 10 3.1 1.6- 6.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 90 80 91.6 84.5-95.6 3 2.7 0.8- 8.6 6 5.1 2.2-11.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 0 0.0 . - .
Some College + 219 196 90.6 85.8-94.0 17 6.8 4.1-11.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 134 120 91.4 85.0-95.2 6 3.0 1.2- 6.9 7 5.2 2.3-11.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000+ 131 119 91.8 85.5-95.5 11 7.7 4.1-13.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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