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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

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

Have you been told by an eye doctor or other health care professional
that you NOW have cataracts?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Wake County 417 57 10.8 8.1-14.4 39 7.9 5.6-11.0 321 81.3 77.0-85.0
GENDER
Male 178 18 9.2 5.5-15.1 17 7.3 4.3-12.0 143 83.5 76.9-88.5
Female 239 39 12.5 8.9-17.4 22 8.5 5.3-13.3 178 79.0 72.9-84.0
RACE
White 330 48 11.2 8.2-14.9 32 8.2 5.6-11.9 250 80.6 75.9-84.6
Other 87 9 10.0 4.6-20.4 7 6.9 3.1-14.8 71 83.1 72.2-90.3
AGE
40-44 59 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 59 100 . - .
45+ 358 57 13.5 10.1-17.8 39 9.8 7.0-13.7 262 76.7 71.6-81.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 91 16 11.8 6.7-20.0 12 10.7 5.5-19.8 63 77.5 67.2-85.4
Some College + 325 40 10.4 7.3-14.6 27 7.0 4.7-10.4 258 82.6 77.7-86.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 151 30 17.3 11.2-25.7 21 11.5 7.2-17.9 100 71.2 62.1-78.8
$50,000+ 219 21 7.5 4.8-11.6 14 6.5 3.7-11.2 184 86.0 80.5-90.1

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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.

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