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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2946 36.4 0.6 35.1 37.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1043 33.5 1.0 31.5 35.4
Female 1903 39.0 0.8 37.4 40.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
40-49 years 585 35.1 1.4 32.4 37.8
50-69 years 1518 36.8 0.9 35.2 38.5
70+ years 827 37.2 1.1 35.0 39.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 105 44.3 4.1 36.4 52.3
Non-Hispanic 2834 36.0 0.6 34.8 37.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2659 36.1 0.7 34.8 37.4
Black Only 120 39.6 3.8 32.2 46.9
Other Race Only 113 41.9 3.6 34.8 48.9
More than One Race 43 31.8 5.0 22.0 41.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 203 46.2 2.8 40.7 51.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 985 40.0 1.2 37.7 42.3
Some College 881 36.4 1.2 34.1 38.8
College Graduate 871 31.8 1.0 29.7 33.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 253 50.6 2.7 45.3 55.9
$15,000 - $24,999 506 43.6 1.7 40.2 47.0
$25,000 - $34,999 406 41.6 1.8 38.0 45.2
$35,000 - $49,999 472 36.5 1.6 33.4 39.6
$50,000+ 948 31.9 1.0 30.0 33.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1448 35.3 0.9 33.5 37.0
Out of Work 113 36.3 3.3 29.9 42.8
Homemaker / Student 140 37.4 2.8 31.8 42.9
Retired 987 35.0 1.0 33.1 36.9
Unable to Work 247 55.7 2.8 50.2 61.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 984 35.5 1.0 33.5 37.5
1-19 Hours 165 40.1 2.7 34.8 45.5
20-39 Hours 316 36.7 1.9 32.9 40.5
40 + Hours 1075 34.4 1.0 32.4 36.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1647 33.8 0.8 32.3 35.4
Divorced / Separated 535 45.2 1.7 41.9 48.6
Widowed 547 41.8 1.5 38.9 44.6
Never Married 209 46.5 2.8 41.0 52.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1085 45.7 1.2 43.3 48.1
Living without a Disability 1853 33.1 0.7 31.6 34.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 136 39.5 3.0 33.6 45.3
Rural 349 37.5 2.0 33.6 41.5
Densely-settled Rural 478 36.0 1.6 32.9 39.1
Semi-urban 569 37.0 1.5 34.1 40.0
Urban 1413 35.7 0.9 33.9 37.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 267 50.1 2.6 44.9 55.3
Insured 2679 35.3 0.7 34.0 36.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 475 42.5 1.8 39.1 46.0
No Diabetes 2470 35.5 0.7 34.2 36.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1374 38.4 1.0 36.5 40.3
No Hypertension 1566 35.0 0.9 33.4 36.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 260 44.1 2.5 39.3 48.9
No Current Asthma 2665 35.7 0.7 34.4 37.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has Arthritis 1295 41.8 1.1 39.7 43.9
No Arthritis 1642 33.5 0.8 32.0 35.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 722 50.5 1.6 47.3 53.6
Excellent to Good 2216 33.8 0.7 32.5 35.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 338 51.1 2.4 46.3 55.8
<14 days mental health not good 2566 34.9 0.7 33.6 36.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 538 43.7 1.7 40.3 47.0
Non-Smoker 2403 35.0 0.7 33.7 36.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 907 35.8 1.1 33.6 37.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1000 35.7 1.1 33.6 37.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 926 37.7 1.2 35.4 40.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1954 33.5 0.7 32.0 34.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 991 44.4 1.3 41.9 46.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1073 33.2 1.0 31.2 35.1
Insufficient 1208 37.0 1.0 35.0 39.0
No Activity 563 43.4 1.6 40.2 46.5

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