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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Piedmont NC 5,847 1,001 13.6 12.5-14.7 769 10.1 9.2-11.1 4,077 76.3 74.9-77.6
GENDER
Male 2,244 320 11.3 9.8-13.1 228 7.9 6.7- 9.4 1,696 80.7 78.6-82.7
Female 3,603 681 15.6 14.2-17.0 541 12.1 10.9-13.5 2,381 72.3 70.5-74.1
RACE
White 4,868 858 14.1 13.0-15.3 682 10.6 9.7-11.7 3,328 75.2 73.8-76.6
African American 772 121 12.5 9.8-15.9 75 10.0 7.4-13.4 576 77.4 73.2-81.1
Other Minorities 195 21 9.6 5.0-17.9 12 3.8 1.9- 7.3 162 86.6 78.6-91.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 129 14 6.9 3.6-12.9 7 2.3 0.9- 5.5 108 90.8 84.6-94.7
Non-Hispanic 5,707 984 13.7 12.7-14.9 759 10.3 9.4-11.3 3,964 75.9 74.5-77.3
AGE
40-44 647 4 1.4 0.4- 5.0 8 1.7 0.8- 3.7 635 96.9 93.7-98.5
45-54 1,498 56 3.4 2.4- 4.6 28 2.3 1.3- 3.9 1,414 94.3 92.5-95.7
55-64 1,560 238 15.9 13.5-18.6 82 5.5 4.2- 7.1 1,240 78.6 75.8-81.3
65-74 1,215 428 35.1 31.8-38.5 208 16.6 14.2-19.3 579 48.4 44.9-51.9
75+ 927 275 29.9 26.2-33.8 443 46.8 42.6-51.0 209 23.4 19.9-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 735 182 19.6 16.2-23.5 172 17.9 14.9-21.4 381 62.5 57.8-67.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,694 298 14.1 12.1-16.4 254 12.0 10.0-14.2 1,142 73.9 71.1-76.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,494 262 13.1 11.3-15.1 173 8.8 7.3-10.7 1,059 78.0 75.5-80.4
College Graduate 1,916 258 11.6 9.9-13.5 167 6.9 5.8- 8.4 1,491 81.5 79.3-83.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 583 128 18.2 14.2-23.0 124 17.7 14.0-22.2 331 64.1 58.5-69.3
$15,000- 24,999 901 212 19.0 16.0-22.3 163 16.0 12.8-19.7 526 65.1 60.7-69.2
$25,000- 34,999 570 103 15.3 11.6-20.0 89 12.5 9.7-16.0 378 72.2 67.1-76.7
$35,000- 49,999 773 129 14.2 11.5-17.4 109 12.4 9.8-15.6 535 73.4 69.3-77.1
$50,000-74,999 806 115 11.7 9.4-14.5 61 6.6 4.8- 8.9 630 81.7 78.4-84.7
$75,000+ 1,404 138 7.6 6.2- 9.2 62 3.6 2.6- 5.0 1,204 88.9 86.9-90.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,252 512 19.8 17.7-22.0 425 16.3 14.3-18.4 1,315 64.0 61.2-66.6
No 3,527 476 10.1 9.0-11.3 337 6.7 5.9- 7.7 2,714 83.2 81.7-84.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 922 182 17.2 14.4-20.5 157 14.2 11.7-17.2 583 68.6 64.7-72.2
Non-Veteran 4,922 819 12.8 11.7-14.0 612 9.3 8.4-10.3 3,491 77.9 76.4-79.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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