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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 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
-Wake County 419 291 70.1 64.8-74.9 85 19.1 15.3-23.5 33 7.8 5.3-11.2 8 2.6 1.0- 6.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
GENDER
Male 178 130 73.7 66.1-80.1 35 19.2 13.7-26.1 10 5.4 2.8-10.3 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
Female 241 161 66.4 58.9-73.1 50 18.9 14.1-25.0 23 10.2 6.5-15.8 6 3.8 1.2-11.4 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5
RACE
White 331 231 70.2 64.4-75.4 68 19.6 15.3-24.7 27 8.5 5.7-12.6 5 1.7 0.7- 4.4 0 0.0 . - .
Other 88 60 69.9 57.6-79.8 17 17.7 10.8-27.8 6 5.9 2.2-14.5 3 4.8 1.0-19.8 2 1.7 0.4- 7.3
AGE
40-44 59 47 79.6 66.5-88.5 10 16.7 8.8-29.3 1 1.7 0.2-10.9 1 2.1 0.3-13.2 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 360 244 67.8 61.9-73.1 75 19.6 15.5-24.5 32 9.3 6.3-13.4 7 2.7 1.0- 7.3 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 65 67.0 54.5-77.4 18 17.5 10.5-27.6 5 5.9 2.3-14.4 4 7.6 2.3-22.6 2 2.0 0.4- 8.3
Some College + 324 226 71.2 65.4-76.4 66 19.4 15.1-24.6 28 8.4 5.5-12.5 4 1.0 0.4- 2.7 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 153 98 63.8 53.9-72.6 36 21.2 14.8-29.4 12 7.7 4.0-14.4 5 5.9 1.9-17.2 2 1.4 0.3- 6.1
$50,000+ 219 155 70.4 63.3-76.7 44 20.4 15.2-26.9 19 8.7 5.3-13.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 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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