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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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
-Piedmont NC 5,838 305 4.6 3.9- 5.3 5,533 95.4 94.7-96.1
GENDER
Male 2,235 106 4.2 3.2- 5.4 2,129 95.8 94.6-96.8
Female 3,603 199 4.9 4.1- 5.9 3,404 95.1 94.1-95.9
RACE
White 4,859 226 3.8 3.2- 4.4 4,633 96.2 95.6-96.8
African American 773 69 8.2 5.9-11.1 704 91.8 88.9-94.1
Other Minorities 194 10 3.3 1.4- 7.3 184 96.7 92.7-98.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 128 4 1.8 0.5- 6.0 124 98.2 94.0-99.5
Non-Hispanic 5,699 301 4.7 4.0- 5.4 5,398 95.3 94.6-96.0
AGE
40-44 646 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4 642 98.7 96.6-99.5
45-54 1,495 25 1.4 0.8- 2.2 1,470 98.6 97.8-99.2
55-64 1,556 63 4.7 3.4- 6.6 1,493 95.3 93.4-96.6
65-74 1,212 92 8.0 6.3-10.2 1,120 92.0 89.8-93.7
75+ 929 121 13.9 11.2-17.2 808 86.1 82.8-88.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 736 66 6.9 5.1- 9.2 670 93.1 90.8-94.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,690 95 5.2 4.0- 6.7 1,595 94.8 93.3-96.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,488 78 4.6 3.5- 6.1 1,410 95.4 93.9-96.5
College Graduate 1,916 64 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,852 96.9 95.6-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 584 61 12.1 8.4-17.2 523 87.9 82.8-91.6
$15,000- 24,999 899 61 6.3 4.6- 8.5 838 93.7 91.5-95.4
$25,000- 34,999 569 50 7.3 5.1-10.2 519 92.7 89.8-94.9
$35,000- 49,999 772 34 4.2 2.7- 6.6 738 95.8 93.4-97.3
$50,000-74,999 802 27 2.7 1.7- 4.3 775 97.3 95.7-98.3
$75,000+ 1,403 31 1.8 1.2- 2.8 1,372 98.2 97.2-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,247 166 7.4 6.0- 9.1 2,081 92.6 90.9-94.0
No 3,524 136 3.0 2.4- 3.7 3,388 97.0 96.3-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 920 62 6.6 4.7- 9.2 858 93.4 90.8-95.3
Non-Veteran 4,915 243 4.1 3.5- 4.9 4,672 95.9 95.1-96.5

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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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