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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 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
-Piedmont NC 5,846 3,934 67.1 65.4-68.7 1,190 20.4 19.1-21.8 487 8.5 7.6- 9.5 173 3.0 2.5- 3.8 62 1.0 0.7- 1.4
GENDER
Male 2,238 1,553 68.7 66.1-71.2 421 19.7 17.6-22.0 188 8.4 7.0-10.0 51 2.1 1.4- 3.0 25 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Female 3,608 2,381 65.6 63.5-67.6 769 21.0 19.4-22.8 299 8.6 7.5- 9.9 122 3.9 3.0- 5.1 37 0.8 0.6- 1.3
RACE
White 4,863 3,310 67.5 65.8-69.2 964 20.0 18.6-21.5 410 9.0 8.0-10.2 134 2.7 2.2- 3.4 45 0.7 0.5- 1.1
African American 776 482 64.4 59.9-68.7 190 23.1 19.5-27.2 63 7.4 5.4-10.2 28 3.4 2.2- 5.4 13 1.6 0.8- 3.2
Other Minorities 195 132 69.4 60.3-77.2 34 16.8 11.2-24.4 14 5.3 2.9- 9.5 11 6.3 2.4-15.4 4 2.3 0.8- 6.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 130 80 59.6 47.4-70.6 32 22.6 14.7-33.2 10 6.2 2.9-12.7 6 9.2 3.0-24.9 2 2.4 0.6- 9.8
Non-Hispanic 5,704 3,848 67.4 65.7-69.0 1,155 20.3 19.0-21.8 476 8.5 7.6- 9.6 165 2.8 2.3- 3.5 60 0.9 0.7- 1.3
AGE
40-44 649 475 72.3 67.9-76.3 123 18.7 15.3-22.6 36 6.3 4.3- 9.1 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 5 0.9 0.3- 2.2
45-54 1,496 885 59.9 56.6-63.1 370 24.1 21.5-27.0 165 11.4 9.5-13.6 65 3.8 2.7- 5.5 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6
55-64 1,564 1,066 68.9 65.9-71.9 303 19.3 16.9-22.0 129 7.4 6.0- 9.1 50 3.7 2.5- 5.3 16 0.6 0.4- 1.1
65-74 1,213 868 69.6 66.2-72.8 227 19.5 16.8-22.5 86 7.8 6.1- 9.9 24 2.3 1.4- 3.9 8 0.8 0.3- 1.9
75+ 924 640 71.9 68.1-75.5 167 16.3 13.5-19.5 71 7.1 5.2- 9.5 24 2.2 1.3- 3.6 22 2.5 1.5- 4.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 736 453 61.2 56.1-66.1 166 22.1 18.3-26.4 53 7.1 5.0-10.0 45 7.1 4.2-11.5 19 2.6 1.5- 4.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,693 1,112 63.9 60.7-67.0 328 20.2 17.8-22.9 173 10.7 8.8-12.9 60 4.0 2.8- 5.5 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,493 999 67.0 63.7-70.1 311 21.2 18.5-24.1 123 8.3 6.6-10.3 42 2.6 1.8- 3.8 18 1.0 0.5- 1.9
College Graduate 1,916 1,364 71.5 68.8-74.0 384 19.5 17.3-21.9 138 7.3 6.0- 9.0 25 1.3 0.8- 2.1 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 582 314 53.6 47.9-59.3 138 23.1 18.8-28.0 66 11.1 7.9-15.4 44 8.5 5.7-12.5 20 3.7 2.2- 6.2
$15,000- 24,999 900 569 60.7 56.0-65.1 185 20.0 16.8-23.6 90 11.3 8.8-14.5 42 6.0 3.6- 9.8 14 2.0 1.0- 4.1
$25,000- 34,999 572 381 66.2 60.8-71.2 120 21.6 17.4-26.4 57 9.7 6.9-13.4 8 1.5 0.7- 3.5 6 1.1 0.4- 2.7
$35,000- 49,999 773 519 67.3 62.7-71.5 166 21.5 17.8-25.7 62 8.0 5.9-10.8 21 2.8 1.7- 4.7 5 0.4 0.2- 1.1
$50,000-74,999 807 566 69.3 65.0-73.3 166 21.0 17.6-24.9 58 7.4 5.4-10.0 13 1.9 0.9- 3.8 4 0.4 0.1- 1.0
$75,000+ 1,405 1,019 71.4 68.3-74.3 267 18.8 16.4-21.4 94 8.0 6.2-10.1 21 1.6 0.9- 2.6 4 0.3 0.1- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,245 1,320 58.6 55.8-61.3 526 23.2 20.9-25.6 239 11.1 9.4-13.0 117 5.5 4.3- 7.0 43 1.7 1.1- 2.4
No 3,527 2,560 71.7 69.7-73.6 650 18.8 17.2-20.6 245 7.2 6.1- 8.4 54 1.7 1.1- 2.5 18 0.6 0.3- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 917 654 71.4 67.4-75.0 161 18.1 15.0-21.5 69 6.7 5.0- 9.0 18 2.0 1.1- 3.6 15 1.9 0.9- 3.6
Non-Veteran 4,926 3,277 66.2 64.4-67.9 1,029 20.9 19.4-22.4 418 8.9 7.9-10.0 155 3.3 2.6- 4.1 47 0.8 0.6- 1.1

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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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