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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 11,971 6,988 60.6 59.4-61.8 4,983 39.4 38.2-40.6
-Western NC 2,290 1,169 51.9 49.3-54.4 1,121 48.1 45.6-50.7
GENDER
Male 888 437 49.9 45.9-53.9 451 50.1 46.1-54.1
Female 1,402 732 53.6 50.4-56.7 670 46.4 43.3-49.6
RACE
White 2,152 1,098 52.4 49.8-54.9 1,054 47.6 45.1-50.2
African American 65 40 59.6 44.0-73.4 25 40.4 26.6-56.0
Other Minorities 65 28 28.8 16.9-44.7 37 71.2 55.3-83.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 9 25.5 9.8-51.9 13 74.5 48.1-90.2
Non-Hispanic 2,261 1,156 52.3 49.8-54.8 1,105 47.7 45.2-50.2
AGE
40-44 173 80 45.0 36.5-53.9 93 55.0 46.1-63.5
45-54 502 258 52.4 47.2-57.6 244 47.6 42.4-52.8
55-64 663 345 53.7 49.3-58.0 318 46.3 42.0-50.7
65-74 526 260 52.6 47.5-57.6 266 47.4 42.4-52.5
75+ 415 219 52.1 46.3-57.9 196 47.9 42.1-53.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 359 170 45.1 38.7-51.7 189 54.9 48.3-61.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 706 339 49.2 44.4-53.9 367 50.8 46.1-55.6
Some Post-H.S. 582 304 52.0 47.1-56.8 278 48.0 43.2-52.9
College Graduate 638 355 58.2 53.6-62.6 283 41.8 37.4-46.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 306 137 41.8 35.0-49.0 169 58.2 51.0-65.0
$15,000- 24,999 413 166 37.3 31.6-43.3 247 62.7 56.7-68.4
$25,000- 34,999 271 136 46.5 39.8-53.3 135 53.5 46.7-60.2
$35,000- 49,999 337 181 51.4 44.8-58.1 156 48.6 41.9-55.2
$50,000-74,999 302 178 60.7 54.3-66.8 124 39.3 33.2-45.7
$75,000+ 338 214 66.4 60.3-71.9 124 33.6 28.1-39.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,020 501 49.3 45.6-53.0 519 50.7 47.0-54.4
No 1,239 654 53.8 50.4-57.3 585 46.2 42.7-49.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 385 194 50.6 44.8-56.5 191 49.4 43.5-55.2
Non-Veteran 1,904 974 52.1 49.3-54.9 930 47.9 45.1-50.7

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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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