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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 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
-Orange County 306 210 69.6 63.5-75.2 56 17.4 13.2-22.6 31 10.4 6.9-15.3 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
GENDER
Male 124 80 66.4 56.6-74.9 31 23.5 16.4-32.5 12 9.7 5.0-17.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
Female 182 130 72.7 64.7-79.5 25 11.7 7.6-17.6 19 11.0 6.5-17.9 5 2.7 1.0- 7.1 3 1.9 0.6- 6.2
RACE
White 257 174 66.9 60.0-73.2 51 20.0 15.1-26.2 26 11.3 7.2-17.2 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
Other 48 35 80.1 66.6-89.0 5 7.1 2.9-16.7 5 6.8 2.6-16.5 2 4.1 0.9-16.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.5
AGE
40-44 28 24 85.5 63.3-95.3 2 4.1 1.0-15.8 2 10.4 2.4-35.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 278 186 67.2 60.6-73.2 54 19.5 14.8-25.3 29 10.3 6.8-15.4 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 74 46 62.6 49.6-74.0 11 14.2 7.6-25.1 12 15.6 8.0-28.1 2 3.3 0.7-13.4 3 4.2 1.3-12.8
Some College + 232 164 71.9 64.9-78.1 45 18.5 13.5-24.7 19 8.7 5.1-14.3 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 69 64.4 53.4-74.0 21 18.2 11.6-27.4 15 13.8 7.6-23.7 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 2 1.1 0.3- 4.6
$50,000+ 161 115 71.9 63.3-79.1 31 18.3 12.6-25.8 12 8.9 4.7-16.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 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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