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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 11,416 2,298 16.3 15.3-17.3 9,118 83.7 82.7-84.7
-Western NC 1,944 458 21.6 18.8-24.6 1,486 78.4 75.4-81.2
GENDER
Male 743 155 17.7 14.2-21.8 588 82.3 78.2-85.8
Female 1,201 303 25.1 21.2-29.5 898 74.9 70.5-78.8
RACE
White 1,785 419 21.5 18.7-24.6 1,366 78.5 75.4-81.3
Other minorities 147 *** *** *** 110 76.9 65.0-85.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,892 448 21.8 19.0-24.9 1,444 78.2 75.1-81.0
AGE
18-34 163 19 15.8 9.1-26.0 144 84.2 74.0-90.9
35-54 555 95 17.5 13.5-22.3 460 82.5 77.7-86.5
55-64 464 103 22.2 17.7-27.4 361 77.8 72.6-82.3
65-74 419 119 27.8 23.0-33.1 300 72.2 66.9-77.0
75+ 325 119 40.3 34.0-46.9 206 59.7 53.1-66.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 89 26.4 20.2-33.8 189 73.6 66.2-79.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 582 129 19.1 15.1-24.0 453 80.9 76.0-84.9
Some Post-H.S. 514 138 24.9 19.1-31.8 376 75.1 68.2-80.9
College Graduate 568 101 15.3 12.0-19.2 467 84.7 80.8-88.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 293 97 29.7 22.3-38.5 196 70.3 61.5-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 374 105 24.0 17.7-31.9 269 76.0 68.1-82.3
$25,000- 34,999 233 52 20.4 14.7-27.7 181 79.6 72.3-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 231 49 20.3 14.3-28.2 182 79.7 71.8-85.7
$50,000+ 470 76 14.8 10.9-19.8 394 85.2 80.2-89.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 686 241 35.1 29.7-40.9 445 64.9 59.1-70.3
No 1,177 203 15.4 12.6-18.6 974 84.6 81.4-87.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 271 71 26.9 20.1-34.9 200 73.1 65.1-79.9
Non-Veteran 1,673 387 20.9 18.0-24.2 1,286 79.1 75.8-82.0

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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).

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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