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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 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
-New Hanover County 311 217 67.8 61.3-73.7 59 21.2 16.2-27.4 23 7.2 4.5-11.1 10 3.0 1.3- 6.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7
GENDER
Male 117 84 67.7 56.9-76.9 24 23.5 15.5-34.1 5 5.0 2.0-12.3 4 3.7 1.0-12.3 0 0.0 . - .
Female 194 133 67.9 59.8-75.0 35 19.3 13.5-26.9 18 8.9 5.4-14.4 6 2.5 1.0- 6.2 2 1.4 0.3- 6.5
RACE
White 269 192 69.0 62.1-75.2 47 19.5 14.4-25.9 20 7.4 4.6-11.9 8 3.1 1.3- 7.5 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3
Other 40 24 60.6 42.1-76.5 11 31.0 16.3-50.8 3 5.7 1.6-18.5 2 2.7 0.7-10.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 28 15 49.1 29.6-69.0 9 36.6 19.2-58.5 2 5.2 1.1-21.1 2 9.0 1.7-35.8 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 283 202 70.7 64.2-76.5 50 18.8 13.9-24.9 21 7.5 4.6-11.8 8 2.1 0.9- 4.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 91 59 61.2 48.8-72.2 16 19.1 11.0-31.2 10 12.3 6.3-22.5 5 6.8 2.2-19.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
Some College + 219 157 70.2 62.6-76.9 43 22.1 16.1-29.5 13 5.2 2.8- 9.6 5 1.6 0.6- 4.5 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 86 57.5 47.2-67.3 27 25.3 17.0-35.9 12 8.6 4.5-15.7 8 6.6 2.6-15.6 2 2.0 0.4- 9.2
$50,000+ 131 97 73.8 64.2-81.5 25 19.7 12.9-28.9 8 6.1 2.8-12.7 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 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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