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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
Would you say-

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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
-Piedmont NC 5,851 4,924 85.4 84.1-86.5 607 9.3 8.4-10.4 217 3.8 3.2- 4.5 63 0.8 0.6- 1.2 40 0.7 0.4- 1.0
GENDER
Male 2,241 1,978 89.3 87.5-90.8 172 6.6 5.4- 8.1 62 2.9 2.1- 4.0 15 0.5 0.3- 0.9 14 0.7 0.3- 1.5
Female 3,610 2,946 81.8 80.1-83.4 435 11.8 10.5-13.3 155 4.6 3.7- 5.6 48 1.2 0.8- 1.7 26 0.6 0.4- 1.0
RACE
White 4,868 4,140 86.5 85.2-87.7 489 8.9 7.9- 9.9 162 3.4 2.8- 4.2 46 0.7 0.5- 1.1 31 0.5 0.3- 0.7
African American 774 612 80.6 76.8-84.0 99 11.8 9.1-15.1 42 5.0 3.5- 7.1 14 1.2 0.6- 2.6 7 1.4 0.5- 3.3
Other Minorities 196 161 86.3 80.3-90.7 18 7.3 4.3-12.2 12 4.5 2.3- 8.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 130 113 87.4 79.0-92.7 10 8.6 4.2-16.7 7 4.0 1.7- 9.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 5,709 4,802 85.3 84.1-86.5 594 9.3 8.4-10.4 210 3.8 3.2- 4.5 63 0.9 0.6- 1.2 40 0.7 0.4- 1.1
AGE
40-44 650 578 87.4 83.8-90.3 48 7.9 5.7-10.8 20 3.9 2.3- 6.6 2 0.3 0.0- 1.4 2 0.5 0.1- 3.0
45-54 1,493 1,276 87.6 85.5-89.5 141 7.8 6.3- 9.5 59 3.7 2.7- 5.1 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
55-64 1,562 1,276 82.7 80.1-85.0 191 11.3 9.3-13.6 63 4.2 3.1- 5.6 21 1.2 0.6- 2.2 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
65-74 1,218 1,047 85.7 83.0-88.0 118 9.1 7.3-11.3 36 3.2 2.1- 4.9 11 1.2 0.6- 2.5 6 0.7 0.3- 2.0
75+ 928 747 81.1 77.5-84.1 109 12.2 9.6-15.3 39 3.5 2.4- 5.2 16 1.3 0.8- 2.2 17 1.9 1.0- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 738 568 76.9 72.4-80.8 98 14.3 11.1-18.2 36 4.2 2.7- 6.5 20 2.0 1.2- 3.6 16 2.6 1.3- 5.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,696 1,399 83.6 81.1-85.7 179 9.3 7.7-11.2 88 5.3 4.0- 7.0 19 1.0 0.6- 1.9 11 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,493 1,254 85.1 82.7-87.3 167 9.7 8.0-11.8 49 3.9 2.8- 5.5 13 0.7 0.3- 1.4 10 0.5 0.2- 1.2
College Graduate 1,916 1,697 89.7 87.8-91.3 162 7.5 6.1- 9.2 44 2.3 1.6- 3.3 10 0.4 0.2- 0.8 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 583 413 69.7 64.1-74.7 95 15.4 11.9-19.7 41 9.1 6.0-13.5 21 3.4 1.8- 6.4 13 2.4 1.3- 4.6
$15,000- 24,999 902 717 80.2 76.5-83.5 100 9.8 7.6-12.6 57 7.1 5.1- 9.7 16 1.3 0.7- 2.2 12 1.6 0.8- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 573 479 85.6 81.4-89.0 68 9.7 7.2-13.0 20 2.8 1.5- 5.1 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 2 1.3 0.3- 5.6
$35,000- 49,999 773 659 86.2 82.7-89.0 88 10.6 8.1-13.7 17 2.3 1.2- 4.3 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5
$50,000-74,999 806 709 88.7 85.8-91.1 72 7.9 6.0-10.3 18 2.5 1.4- 4.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
$75,000+ 1,405 1,279 91.2 89.1-92.9 97 6.3 4.9- 8.1 26 2.3 1.4- 3.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,249 1,686 75.5 73.0-77.8 343 14.6 12.8-16.7 132 6.4 5.1- 7.9 54 1.9 1.3- 2.7 34 1.6 1.0- 2.6
No 3,527 3,169 90.7 89.3-91.8 261 6.5 5.5- 7.7 82 2.4 1.8- 3.1 9 0.3 0.1- 0.6 6 0.2 0.1- 0.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 919 790 87.5 84.6-89.9 91 8.5 6.5-10.9 23 2.5 1.5- 4.1 8 0.6 0.3- 1.4 7 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Non-Veteran 4,929 4,131 84.9 83.6-86.2 516 9.5 8.5-10.7 194 4.0 3.4- 4.9 55 0.9 0.6- 1.3 33 0.6 0.4- 1.0

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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.

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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