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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,053 414 5.1 4.5- 5.8 6,639 94.9 94.2-95.5
GENDER
Male 2,993 142 4.1 3.3- 5.0 2,851 95.9 95.0-96.7
Female 4,060 272 6.1 5.2- 7.0 3,788 93.9 93.0-94.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,826 277 5.3 4.6- 6.1 4,549 94.7 93.9-95.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,321 87 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,234 94.8 93.4-95.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** 100 93.0 86.8-96.5
Non-Hispanic Other 238 14 3.6 1.8- 7.2 224 96.4 92.8-98.2
Hispanic 478 21 3.7 2.3- 5.8 457 96.3 94.2-97.7
AGE
18-34 1,222 26 2.1 1.3- 3.1 1,196 97.9 96.9-98.7
35-44 928 33 3.3 2.3- 4.7 895 96.7 95.3-97.7
45-54 1,069 63 7.0 5.2- 9.4 1,006 93.0 90.6-94.8
55-64 1,470 107 7.0 5.6- 8.7 1,363 93.0 91.3-94.4
65-74 1,336 93 7.5 6.0- 9.3 1,243 92.5 90.7-94.0
75+ 941 88 8.7 6.9-10.9 853 91.3 89.1-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 874 92 8.8 6.8-11.3 782 91.2 88.7-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,941 134 6.0 4.8- 7.4 1,807 94.0 92.6-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,865 123 4.9 4.0- 6.0 1,742 95.1 94.0-96.0
College Graduate 2,340 63 2.1 1.5- 2.7 2,277 97.9 97.3-98.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 752 113 12.8 10.4-15.6 639 87.2 84.4-89.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,157 99 7.0 5.5- 9.0 1,058 93.0 91.0-94.5
$25,000- 34,999 697 39 5.5 3.9- 7.8 658 94.5 92.2-96.1
$35,000- 49,999 830 30 4.3 2.6- 7.1 800 95.7 92.9-97.4
$50,000-74,999 780 19 2.3 1.4- 3.9 761 97.7 96.1-98.6
$75,000+ 1,441 26 1.5 0.9- 2.6 1,415 98.5 97.4-99.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,940 258 12.7 11.0-14.7 1,682 87.3 85.3-89.0
No 5,070 151 2.8 2.3- 3.4 4,919 97.2 96.6-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 978 48 4.2 3.0- 5.9 930 95.8 94.1-97.0
Non-Veteran 6,069 365 5.2 4.6- 5.9 5,704 94.8 94.1-95.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,041 266 5.9 5.1- 6.9 3,775 94.1 93.1-94.9
No 3,012 148 4.0 3.3- 4.9 2,864 96.0 95.1-96.7

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*These are new disability questions found in the demographic section of the Core questionnaire.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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