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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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

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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
-Western NC 2,347 429 15.5 13.9-17.2 344 11.3 10.0-12.8 1,574 73.2 71.1-75.2
GENDER
Male 908 134 12.5 10.3-15.1 109 9.6 7.7-11.8 665 77.9 74.8-80.8
Female 1,439 295 18.1 16.0-20.5 235 12.8 11.1-14.8 909 69.1 66.3-71.8
RACE
White 2,208 407 15.6 14.0-17.4 330 11.8 10.4-13.3 1,471 72.6 70.4-74.7
African American 66 10 13.8 6.4-27.3 6 4.6 1.9-10.8 50 81.6 68.5-90.0
Other Minorities 66 11 14.6 7.0-27.9 7 3.9 1.5- 9.8 48 81.6 67.8-90.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 2 4.6 1.0-18.7 0 0.0 . - . 20 95.4 81.3-99.0
Non-Hispanic 2,317 425 15.7 14.1-17.4 343 11.5 10.2-13.0 1,549 72.8 70.7-74.8
AGE
40-44 180 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 175 97.7 94.3-99.1
45-54 515 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 13 1.9 1.0- 3.4 482 94.4 91.7-96.2
55-64 675 114 16.9 13.9-20.5 31 3.9 2.6- 5.8 530 79.2 75.4-82.5
65-74 548 188 33.4 28.8-38.2 95 16.2 13.0-19.9 265 50.5 45.4-55.5
75+ 429 105 24.9 20.3-30.2 202 46.4 40.8-52.1 122 28.7 23.9-34.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 370 79 16.8 13.1-21.4 87 17.6 13.8-22.2 204 65.6 59.8-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 728 142 15.3 12.7-18.4 92 10.5 8.2-13.4 494 74.2 70.3-77.7
Some Post-H.S. 597 86 14.0 11.1-17.5 78 8.9 6.9-11.3 433 77.1 73.2-80.6
College Graduate 649 122 16.4 13.3-19.9 87 11.0 8.7-13.9 440 72.6 68.5-76.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 315 70 17.7 13.5-22.7 54 12.6 8.8-17.6 191 69.7 63.5-75.3
$15,000- 24,999 425 86 17.5 13.6-22.2 69 12.2 9.3-15.9 270 70.3 64.8-75.2
$25,000- 34,999 275 54 17.4 13.0-22.8 40 12.6 8.9-17.5 181 70.0 63.7-75.7
$35,000- 49,999 354 61 14.5 11.0-18.9 39 7.8 5.4-11.3 254 77.7 72.6-82.1
$50,000-74,999 309 48 16.4 11.8-22.3 38 10.2 7.2-14.2 223 73.4 67.2-78.8
$75,000+ 341 43 9.7 6.9-13.4 24 5.9 3.8- 9.2 274 84.4 79.9-88.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,039 218 18.1 15.6-20.9 205 16.4 14.0-19.2 616 65.5 62.0-68.8
No 1,276 202 13.5 11.5-15.8 133 7.5 6.2- 9.0 941 79.0 76.4-81.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 391 67 15.4 11.9-19.7 68 16.8 12.8-21.7 256 67.8 62.2-73.0
Non-Veteran 1,955 362 15.5 13.8-17.4 275 10.1 8.8-11.6 1,318 74.3 72.1-76.5

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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