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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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,231 684 4.8 4.4- 5.3 11,547 95.2 94.7-95.6
-Western NC 2,345 108 3.9 3.1- 4.9 2,237 96.1 95.1-96.9
GENDER
Male 907 42 4.3 3.0- 6.3 865 95.7 93.7-97.0
Female 1,438 66 3.5 2.7- 4.5 1,372 96.5 95.5-97.3
RACE
White 2,208 102 3.9 3.1- 5.0 2,106 96.1 95.0-96.9
African American 65 3 2.0 0.6- 6.3 62 98.0 93.7-99.4
Other Minorities 65 3 4.1 0.9-17.1 62 95.9 82.9-99.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 1 2.0 0.3-13.8 21 98.0 86.2-99.7
Non-Hispanic 2,316 107 3.9 3.1- 5.0 2,209 96.1 95.0-96.9
AGE
40-44 180 2 2.5 0.6-10.5 178 97.5 89.5-99.4
45-54 515 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2 503 98.4 96.8-99.2
55-64 673 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 655 97.6 96.0-98.6
65-74 551 32 5.3 3.6- 7.7 519 94.7 92.3-96.4
75+ 426 44 10.3 7.4-14.2 382 89.7 85.8-92.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 367 29 7.8 4.7-12.6 338 92.2 87.4-95.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 729 28 3.0 1.9- 4.7 701 97.0 95.3-98.1
Some Post-H.S. 596 26 3.2 2.1- 5.0 570 96.8 95.0-97.9
College Graduate 650 25 3.4 2.2- 5.3 625 96.6 94.7-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 314 22 5.0 3.0- 8.1 292 95.0 91.9-97.0
$15,000- 24,999 430 28 6.6 3.9-10.9 402 93.4 89.1-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 273 16 5.3 3.0- 9.1 257 94.7 90.9-97.0
$35,000- 49,999 353 13 3.3 1.8- 6.1 340 96.7 93.9-98.2
$50,000-74,999 309 6 1.7 0.7- 3.9 303 98.3 96.1-99.3
$75,000+ 340 9 2.5 1.2- 5.2 331 97.5 94.8-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,040 73 5.9 4.4- 8.0 967 94.1 92.0-95.6
No 1,275 34 2.4 1.6- 3.5 1,241 97.6 96.5-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 389 25 6.7 4.3-10.3 364 93.3 89.7-95.7
Non-Veteran 1,955 83 3.3 2.5- 4.3 1,872 96.7 95.7-97.5

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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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