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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care*

When was the last time you had your eyes examined by any doctor or eye care provider?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past month Within the past year Within the past 2 years 2 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,271 1,501 12.4 11.7-13.2 5,928 51.3 50.2-52.5 1,771 16.6 15.7-17.5 1,898 17.5 16.6-18.4 173 2.2 1.8- 2.7
-Gaston County 297 45 15.2 11.1-20.3 150 50.0 43.5-56.4 51 16.4 12.2-21.6 49 17.2 12.8-22.8 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9
GENDER
Male 108 19 17.4 10.8-26.7 53 48.8 38.5-59.1 16 14.8 9.0-23.5 19 17.8 11.1-27.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6
Female 189 26 13.2 8.9-19.2 97 51.1 43.0-59.0 35 17.7 12.4-24.7 30 16.7 11.4-23.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4
RACE
White 259 41 16.0 11.6-21.6 130 49.9 43.1-56.7 44 16.7 12.2-22.3 43 16.7 12.2-22.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Other 37 4 11.3 3.8-28.9 19 49.5 31.6-67.5 7 15.2 6.3-32.4 6 19.9 8.7-39.2 1 4.1 0.6-24.1
AGE
18-44 36 3 9.5 3.1-25.7 18 53.4 36.0-69.9 5 8.8 3.5-20.4 9 25.1 12.7-43.5 1 3.2 0.4-19.6
45+ 261 42 16.4 12.0-22.2 132 49.2 42.5-56.0 46 18.1 13.4-24.1 40 15.4 11.1-21.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 23 13.3 8.5-20.4 72 46.1 37.2-55.2 30 19.5 13.3-27.7 31 19.8 13.6-27.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5
Some College + 139 22 17.2 11.2-25.5 77 54.2 44.9-63.2 21 12.9 8.2-19.8 18 14.4 8.7-23.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 162 23 14.6 9.3-22.1 71 45.7 36.8-55.0 34 17.7 12.3-24.9 33 20.8 14.4-29.0 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9
$50,000+ 88 16 17.3 10.4-27.3 51 54.5 43.1-65.4 12 15.2 8.5-25.5 8 11.1 5.4-21.7 1 1.9 0.3-12.4

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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