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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 reading print in newspaper, magazine, recipe, menu, or numbers on the telephone?*
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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 11,303 8,313 73.8 72.8-74.9 1,885 16.7 15.9-17.6 705 6.3 5.7- 6.9 302 2.4 2.1- 2.7 98 0.8 0.6- 1.0
-Gaston County 297 219 74.0 67.9-79.3 49 14.7 10.9-19.6 20 9.2 5.7-14.5 7 1.7 0.7- 3.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
GENDER
Male 107 84 78.8 69.1-86.1 12 8.7 4.7-15.4 8 10.5 5.2-19.9 3 2.0 0.6- 7.0 0 0.0 . - .
Female 190 135 69.9 61.8-76.9 37 19.9 14.1-27.2 12 8.1 4.2-15.3 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
RACE
White 259 193 74.5 67.9-80.1 41 14.8 10.7-20.2 17 8.9 5.3-14.7 6 1.4 0.6- 3.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Other 37 26 73.1 54.5-86.0 7 12.8 5.4-27.6 3 10.8 3.2-30.5 1 3.3 0.5-20.2 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 38 29 78.9 62.3-89.4 6 15.6 6.7-32.2 2 4.5 1.0-17.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9
45+ 259 190 72.9 66.1-78.7 43 14.5 10.6-19.6 18 10.3 6.2-16.6 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 107 69.2 60.4-76.9 30 16.0 10.9-22.8 14 11.9 6.8-20.1 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
Some College + 139 111 79.3 70.3-86.1 19 13.4 8.2-21.2 6 6.2 2.5-14.5 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 107 68.1 59.0-76.0 30 15.5 10.4-22.7 14 12.2 6.8-21.0 7 3.4 1.5- 7.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0
$50,000+ 90 74 81.5 71.1-88.7 13 13.5 7.7-22.4 3 5.1 1.6-15.0 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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