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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 305 267 89.6 85.2-92.7 28 7.8 5.1-11.8 6 1.9 0.7- 4.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
GENDER
Male 112 105 95.3 89.7-97.9 4 2.5 0.9- 7.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Female 193 162 84.0 76.9-89.2 24 12.9 8.2-19.8 4 1.8 0.6- 5.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5
RACE
White 263 230 89.5 84.6-92.9 24 8.0 5.0-12.6 5 1.6 0.6- 4.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
Other 42 37 90.0 76.6-96.1 4 6.9 2.4-18.0 1 3.1 0.4-19.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 41 38 93.6 81.0-98.0 2 3.7 0.9-14.8 1 2.7 0.4-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 264 229 88.4 83.4-92.1 26 8.9 5.7-13.7 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 116 98 89.6 83.0-93.9 13 8.4 4.6-14.9 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
Some College + 189 169 89.5 83.3-93.6 15 7.5 4.2-13.1 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 125 100 82.6 73.6-89.0 18 12.7 7.3-21.1 5 3.8 1.4-10.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
$50,000+ 132 123 94.1 88.5-97.0 7 4.3 2.0- 9.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7

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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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