Percentage of Adults Ages 40 Years and Older Who Report Having a Visual Impairment

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1185 33.9 0.9 32.1 35.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 407 30.9 1.4 28.1 33.6
Female 778 36.6 1.2 34.3 38.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
40-49 years 286 35.8 1.9 32.0 39.5
50-69 years 581 33.1 1.3 30.6 35.6
70+ years 309 32.9 1.7 29.6 36.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 39 35.1 5.6 24.1 46.2
Non-Hispanic 1144 33.8 0.9 32.0 35.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1072 33.6 0.9 31.8 35.5
Black Only 41 40.5 5.8 29.1 51.8
Other Race Only 42 31.1 4.8 21.7 40.5
More than One Race 25 47.3 7.6 32.4 62.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 76 37.3 3.9 29.7 45.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 371 37.3 1.8 33.9 40.7
Some College 375 35.2 1.7 32.0 38.4
College Graduate 362 29.7 1.5 26.8 32.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 132 52.4 3.6 45.3 59.4
$15,000 - $24,999 172 33.9 2.5 28.9 38.8
$25,000 - $34,999 151 38.3 2.8 32.8 43.7
$35,000 - $49,999 175 34.8 2.3 30.3 39.4
$50,000+ 408 29.7 1.3 27.1 32.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 607 32.7 1.2 30.3 35.1
Out of Work 26 35.9 7.0 22.2 49.5
Homemaker / Student 77 32.5 3.3 26.0 39.0
Retired 368 32.5 1.5 29.5 35.5
Unable to Work 104 55.2 4.1 47.1 63.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 379 31.9 1.5 29.0 34.8
1-19 Hours 62 31.7 3.7 24.4 38.9
20-39 Hours 132 35.8 2.7 30.4 41.1
40 + Hours 461 32.2 1.4 29.5 34.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 696 32.6 1.1 30.5 34.8
Divorced / Separated 181 34.4 2.4 29.6 39.1
Widowed 222 39.9 2.2 35.5 44.3
Never Married 82 42.0 4.1 34.0 49.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 463 45.1 1.7 41.7 48.5
Living without a Disability 720 29.6 1.0 27.6 31.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 64 34.9 4.0 27.1 42.7
Rural 166 37.6 2.5 32.7 42.6
Densely-settled Rural 196 34.6 2.3 30.1 39.1
Semi-urban 225 34.8 2.1 30.7 39.0
Urban 533 32.2 1.3 29.6 34.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 73 36.0 4.0 28.1 43.9
Insured 1109 33.8 0.9 32.0 35.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 171 40.5 2.7 35.1 45.8
No Diabetes 1014 33.1 1.0 31.2 35.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 117 43.2 3.5 36.4 50.1
No Current Asthma 1058 33.1 0.9 31.2 34.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 299 47.1 2.2 42.7 51.5
Excellent to Good 885 31.2 1.0 29.3 33.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 131 52.5 3.7 45.2 59.7
<14 days mental health not good 1032 32.4 0.9 30.5 34.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 202 37.9 2.4 33.2 42.7
Non-Smoker 981 33.2 1.0 31.3 35.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 360 33.0 1.6 29.9 36.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 440 33.4 1.5 30.5 36.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 347 35.8 1.8 32.3 39.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 811 32.4 1.1 30.4 34.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 374 37.9 1.8 34.4 41.3

Numerator: Respondents who reported difficulty recognizing a friend
across the street &/or difficulty reading print in newspaper,
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A