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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?*
Would you say-

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  Total
Respond.^
No difficulty A little difficulty Moderate difficulty Extreme difficulty Unable to do b/c of eyesight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,312 9,729 86.8 86.0-87.6 1,018 8.7 8.0- 9.4 358 3.0 2.6- 3.4 109 0.8 0.6- 1.1 98 0.7 0.6- 1.0
-Gaston County 298 259 87.9 82.6-91.8 23 7.3 4.4-12.0 9 3.4 1.5- 7.4 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
GENDER
Male 109 100 91.0 81.7-95.8 7 6.8 2.8-15.9 2 2.2 0.5- 9.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Female 189 159 85.2 78.0-90.3 16 7.7 4.2-13.7 7 4.5 1.8-11.0 4 1.8 0.6- 5.1 3 0.8 0.2- 2.3
RACE
White 260 229 89.3 83.9-93.0 16 5.3 2.9- 9.4 8 3.8 1.6- 8.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 3 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Other 37 29 80.9 60.8-92.0 7 17.6 6.9-38.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 38 36 88.9 65.3-97.2 2 11.1 2.8-34.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 260 223 87.7 82.5-91.5 21 6.4 4.0-10.1 9 4.2 1.9- 9.1 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4 3 0.5 0.2- 1.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 129 84.0 76.0-89.7 15 9.6 5.1-17.3 6 3.8 1.5- 9.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.3 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4
Some College + 140 129 92.1 84.0-96.3 8 4.9 2.0-11.4 3 3.0 0.7-11.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 162 134 82.5 73.5-89.0 17 11.4 6.2-19.9 6 4.2 1.5-11.3 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
$50,000+ 90 88 98.9 95.5-99.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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