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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have vision impairment in one or both eyes, even when wearing glasses?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,416 2,298 16.3 15.3-17.3 9,118 83.7 82.7-84.7
GENDER
Male 4,269 800 14.5 13.0-16.1 3,469 85.5 83.9-87.0
Female 7,147 1,498 17.9 16.6-19.4 5,649 82.1 80.6-83.4
RACE
White 8,722 1,796 17.2 16.0-18.4 6,926 82.8 81.6-84.0
African American 1,794 349 14.8 12.6-17.3 1,445 85.2 82.7-87.4
Native American 268 53 11.1 7.6-15.8 215 88.9 84.2-92.4
Other Minorities 548 90 13.5 9.9-18.1 458 86.5 81.9-90.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 519 77 12.4 8.8-17.2 442 87.6 82.8-91.2
-English Speaking 230 32 13.0 6.6-24.1 198 87.0 75.9-93.4
-Spanish Speaking 289 45 12.1 8.3-17.3 244 87.9 82.7-91.7
Non-Hispanic 10,862 2,215 16.6 15.5-17.6 8,647 83.4 82.4-84.5
AGE
18-34 1,416 133 10.6 8.6-13.0 1,283 89.4 87.0-91.4
35-44 1,543 156 9.5 7.5-11.8 1,387 90.5 88.2-92.5
45-54 2,084 354 16.1 14.0-18.4 1,730 83.9 81.6-86.0
55-64 2,446 504 20.9 18.5-23.4 1,942 79.1 76.6-81.5
65-74 2,109 544 25.0 22.4-27.7 1,565 75.0 72.3-77.6
75+ 1,683 583 34.8 31.4-38.5 1,100 65.2 61.5-68.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,424 393 20.4 17.6-23.6 1,031 79.6 76.4-82.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,272 688 16.1 14.4-18.1 2,584 83.9 81.9-85.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,876 615 17.4 15.3-19.6 2,261 82.6 80.4-84.7
College Graduate 3,813 596 12.2 10.9-13.7 3,217 87.8 86.3-89.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,359 413 25.2 21.8-28.9 946 74.8 71.1-78.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,931 479 20.0 17.2-23.0 1,452 80.0 77.0-82.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,111 229 15.7 12.9-19.0 882 84.3 81.0-87.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,405 268 17.4 14.7-20.6 1,137 82.6 79.4-85.3
$50,000-74,999 1,340 212 12.2 9.8-15.1 1,128 87.8 84.9-90.2
$75,000+ 2,257 275 9.3 7.8-11.1 1,982 90.7 88.9-92.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,361 1,101 29.4 27.0-31.9 2,260 70.6 68.1-73.0
No 7,508 1,111 12.4 11.3-13.6 6,397 87.6 86.4-88.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,579 360 20.2 17.4-23.3 1,219 79.8 76.7-82.6
Non-Veteran 9,832 1,938 15.7 14.6-16.8 7,894 84.3 83.2-85.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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