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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 306 266 88.2 83.5-91.7 29 8.1 5.5-11.9 6 2.5 0.9- 6.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.8
GENDER
Male 124 108 88.5 80.6-93.5 12 7.9 4.4-14.0 2 2.8 0.6-12.9 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
Female 182 158 87.8 81.5-92.2 17 8.3 4.8-13.8 4 2.2 0.7- 6.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 2 1.1 0.2- 5.2
RACE
White 257 225 88.9 83.7-92.5 23 7.4 4.8-11.3 4 2.2 0.6- 7.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
Other 48 40 85.2 70.8-93.2 6 11.1 4.5-24.8 2 3.6 0.7-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 28 27 96.8 80.2-99.6 1 3.2 0.4-19.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 278 239 86.8 81.6-90.8 28 8.9 5.9-13.1 6 2.9 1.1- 7.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 3 0.9 0.3- 3.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 74 63 87.6 77.5-93.5 6 6.1 2.6-13.8 3 3.6 0.9-12.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.7 0.6-10.9
Some College + 232 203 88.4 82.7-92.3 23 8.8 5.6-13.4 3 2.1 0.5- 8.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 87 82.3 73.1-88.8 16 13.1 7.6-21.6 3 3.0 0.8-10.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.6
$50,000+ 161 148 91.5 84.6-95.4 10 5.7 2.9-10.6 2 2.4 0.5-11.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 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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