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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 2,351 1,566 66.4 63.9-68.7 438 20.0 18.1-22.2 234 9.6 8.2-11.2 88 3.2 2.5- 4.0 25 0.8 0.5- 1.3
GENDER
Male 908 610 67.9 64.2-71.5 166 18.6 15.7-21.8 84 9.0 6.9-11.6 38 3.6 2.5- 5.1 10 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Female 1,443 956 65.0 61.9-68.0 272 21.3 18.7-24.2 150 10.1 8.4-12.2 50 2.8 2.1- 3.9 15 0.8 0.4- 1.3
RACE
White 2,211 1,479 66.6 64.1-68.9 413 20.2 18.2-22.4 213 9.1 7.8-10.7 83 3.3 2.5- 4.2 23 0.8 0.5- 1.3
African American 67 41 60.7 45.8-73.8 13 16.4 9.1-27.8 10 21.1 10.5-37.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 2 1.3 0.2- 6.4
Other Minorities 66 41 65.3 46.6-80.2 10 19.2 8.3-38.2 11 11.8 5.3-24.4 4 3.7 1.2-11.2 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 9 59.9 30.9-83.3 2 12.6 2.9-40.9 7 19.4 6.8-43.9 3 6.1 1.5-21.3 1 2.0 0.3-13.8
Non-Hispanic 2,322 1,552 66.4 64.0-68.7 436 20.2 18.2-22.3 227 9.5 8.1-11.1 84 3.1 2.4- 4.0 23 0.8 0.5- 1.2
AGE
40-44 180 122 66.9 58.2-74.5 45 26.2 19.3-34.4 11 6.5 3.2-12.9 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
45-54 515 296 60.4 55.4-65.2 115 22.8 18.8-27.3 75 12.5 9.6-16.2 27 4.0 2.6- 6.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
55-64 678 443 66.6 62.3-70.6 125 17.2 14.3-20.7 72 11.4 8.7-14.8 30 3.7 2.4- 5.5 8 1.2 0.6- 2.5
65-74 553 402 72.2 67.4-76.6 96 18.6 14.7-23.2 37 5.8 4.1- 8.1 14 2.6 1.3- 5.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2
75+ 425 303 68.9 63.3-74.0 57 15.8 12.0-20.6 39 9.1 6.1-13.2 16 4.3 2.4- 7.6 10 1.9 1.0- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 365 222 59.6 53.0-65.9 57 18.2 13.1-24.6 48 13.1 9.4-18.2 26 5.8 3.8- 8.9 12 3.3 1.8- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 734 490 67.2 62.8-71.4 131 19.1 15.7-22.9 72 9.2 6.9-12.3 32 3.5 2.4- 5.3 9 0.9 0.5- 1.9
Some Post-H.S. 596 401 65.8 61.0-70.3 113 20.8 17.1-25.1 60 10.5 7.8-14.1 19 2.7 1.6- 4.6 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6
College Graduate 653 450 69.2 64.8-73.2 137 21.5 17.9-25.5 54 7.5 5.5-10.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.6 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 312 195 64.5 57.7-70.7 49 15.6 11.2-21.3 29 8.1 5.1-12.7 31 9.3 6.3-13.5 8 2.5 1.2- 5.2
$15,000- 24,999 431 259 58.5 52.3-64.5 85 22.3 17.3-28.2 60 13.6 10.0-18.3 20 4.2 2.5- 6.9 7 1.4 0.6- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 276 187 65.5 58.6-71.8 58 24.6 18.9-31.4 19 6.0 3.6- 9.7 11 3.5 1.9- 6.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
$35,000- 49,999 352 240 69.5 63.4-75.0 77 22.1 17.2-27.8 29 6.7 4.5-10.0 5 1.4 0.5- 4.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
$50,000-74,999 309 220 72.0 65.9-77.4 53 17.5 13.2-22.9 29 9.0 5.9-13.4 7 1.5 0.7- 3.5 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 343 240 68.2 62.0-73.9 67 19.7 15.3-25.1 29 9.9 6.4-15.1 7 2.1 0.9- 5.0 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,043 597 55.6 51.9-59.3 234 25.6 22.3-29.1 120 11.6 9.3-14.4 67 5.2 4.0- 6.8 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1
No 1,278 948 74.1 71.0-76.9 201 16.3 13.9-18.9 109 7.9 6.3- 9.8 20 1.8 1.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 392 272 70.3 64.8-75.3 66 17.6 13.6-22.5 33 7.1 4.8-10.3 16 3.8 2.1- 6.8 5 1.1 0.4- 2.8
Non-Veteran 1,958 1,293 65.5 62.8-68.1 372 20.6 18.4-22.9 201 10.1 8.6-11.9 72 3.0 2.3- 4.0 20 0.8 0.5- 1.2

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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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