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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 417 365 88.9 85.1-91.7 38 8.2 5.8-11.5 12 2.6 1.3- 5.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 0 0.0 . - .
GENDER
Male 175 163 93.8 88.8-96.7 9 5.1 2.5-10.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 0 0.0 . - .
Female 242 202 83.8 77.8-88.4 29 11.4 7.7-16.6 10 4.3 2.1- 8.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 330 288 88.5 84.3-91.7 31 8.1 5.5-11.6 10 3.1 1.5- 6.4 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 0 0.0 . - .
Other 87 77 89.8 80.7-94.9 7 8.6 3.9-17.8 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
40-44 59 51 88.0 76.7-94.2 8 12.0 5.8-23.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 358 314 89.1 85.0-92.1 30 7.3 4.9-10.7 12 3.2 1.6- 6.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 81 88.9 79.2-94.4 7 7.4 3.2-16.3 3 3.1 0.8-11.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 0 0.0 . - .
Some College + 324 284 89.0 84.8-92.1 30 8.3 5.7-12.1 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 151 125 86.4 79.7-91.2 20 11.3 6.9-17.9 5 1.8 0.7- 4.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000+ 220 200 90.4 85.1-93.9 14 6.4 3.7-10.8 5 2.9 1.1- 7.3 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 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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