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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
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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 12,267 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
-Rowan County 366 295 79.3 73.9-83.8 48 13.0 9.6-17.4 14 4.7 2.6- 8.5 7 2.0 0.9- 4.3 2 1.0 0.2- 5.4
GENDER
Male 144 125 85.2 76.6-91.0 13 8.7 4.9-15.0 4 4.0 1.3-11.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 1 1.8 0.3-11.7
Female 222 170 73.8 66.5-80.0 35 17.0 12.0-23.6 10 5.3 2.7-10.2 6 3.6 1.6- 7.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
RACE
White 311 254 81.6 76.4-85.9 39 12.0 8.6-16.5 12 4.3 2.3- 7.7 5 2.0 0.8- 4.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Other 55 41 70.7 53.4-83.5 9 16.8 8.3-31.2 2 6.4 1.4-24.8 2 2.0 0.5- 7.9 1 4.1 0.6-24.0
AGE
40-44 32 26 84.4 67.8-93.3 4 9.8 3.5-24.6 2 5.8 1.4-21.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 334 269 78.4 72.6-83.3 44 13.6 9.9-18.4 12 4.5 2.3- 8.7 7 2.3 1.1- 5.0 2 1.2 0.2- 6.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 186 155 81.3 73.5-87.1 16 10.1 6.0-16.4 7 3.6 1.6- 8.2 6 3.1 1.3- 7.1 2 1.9 0.3-10.0
Some College + 180 140 77.2 69.2-83.6 32 16.2 11.2-23.0 7 5.8 2.5-13.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 158 73.9 66.0-80.6 30 14.9 10.3-21.0 8 6.0 2.7-13.1 6 3.2 1.4- 7.2 2 1.9 0.3-10.2
$50,000+ 110 94 86.5 78.0-92.0 11 9.3 4.8-17.2 5 4.2 1.7-10.0 0 0.0 . - . 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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