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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 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
-Union County 303 211 70.4 63.9-76.1 54 18.0 13.5-23.7 25 8.3 5.1-13.0 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
GENDER
Male 112 82 72.6 61.9-81.2 17 16.7 10.1-26.5 10 8.7 4.2-17.4 3 1.9 0.6- 6.4 0 0.0 . - .
Female 191 129 68.2 60.3-75.2 37 19.3 13.8-26.3 15 7.8 4.4-13.5 8 3.5 1.6- 7.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8
RACE
White 261 181 69.3 62.2-75.6 45 18.3 13.3-24.8 23 8.8 5.4-13.8 10 2.8 1.4- 5.6 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0
Other 42 30 75.0 58.0-86.7 9 16.8 8.3-31.0 2 6.0 1.1-27.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 41 33 81.1 64.9-90.9 8 18.9 9.1-35.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 262 178 67.4 60.2-73.8 46 17.8 13.0-24.0 25 10.6 6.6-16.4 11 3.5 1.8- 6.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 115 84 73.6 62.8-82.2 18 16.2 9.6-26.0 6 6.0 2.2-15.7 6 3.1 1.2- 7.7 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0
Some College + 188 127 68.5 60.2-75.8 36 19.1 13.3-26.5 19 9.5 5.6-15.8 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 124 80 65.3 54.8-74.6 21 15.4 9.6-23.6 12 11.2 5.6-21.1 9 6.5 3.1-12.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.6
$50,000+ 132 95 74.8 65.8-82.1 25 17.4 11.5-25.4 11 7.3 3.6-14.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 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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