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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No prob./no reason to go Cost/insurance Access problems Not thought of it Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,867 1,950 51.9 49.9-53.9 988 24.5 22.8-26.2 178 4.4 3.6- 5.3 271 7.0 6.0- 8.1 480 12.2 11.0-13.6
-Gaston County 104 47 46.9 36.3-57.8 29 26.6 18.1-37.4 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 10 10.1 5.3-18.3 16 14.6 8.5-23.7
GENDER
Male 37 19 53.0 35.9-69.4 8 22.6 11.1-40.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 15.0 6.6-30.8 4 9.4 3.3-24.0
Female 67 28 41.8 29.3-55.4 21 30.0 18.9-44.0 2 3.4 0.7-14.3 4 5.9 2.1-15.2 12 18.9 10.2-32.3
RACE
White 91 42 46.3 35.3-57.7 26 27.2 18.1-38.9 2 2.2 0.5- 9.6 10 12.0 6.4-21.6 11 12.2 6.4-22.0
Other 13 5 49.9 22.4-77.5 3 23.4 7.0-55.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 26.6 9.4-55.9
AGE
18-44 17 9 57.6 32.1-79.5 3 18.3 4.8-49.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.9 2.1-30.7 3 15.3 4.8-39.1
45+ 87 38 43.9 32.7-55.8 26 28.9 19.4-40.7 2 2.4 0.5-10.2 8 10.4 5.0-20.2 13 14.4 7.8-24.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 63 24 38.5 26.0-52.8 21 31.1 19.9-45.1 2 3.1 0.7-13.1 6 10.6 4.5-22.8 10 16.7 8.6-30.1
Some College + 41 23 59.5 42.1-74.8 8 19.8 8.9-38.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.3 3.4-22.9 6 11.3 4.7-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 69 25 35.5 24.1-48.9 26 39.7 27.3-53.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 7 12.0 5.6-24.0 10 12.0 5.9-22.6
$50,000+ 22 15 68.9 46.1-85.2 1 4.9 0.7-27.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.6 1.6-23.7 4 19.7 7.3-43.3

Back to Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*.

Asked only of respondents age 40 and older.
*NOTE: These questions on visual impairment/eyecare have never been asked previously in the NC BRFSS Survey.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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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