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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

Have you been told by an eye doctor or other health care professional
that you NOW have cataracts?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, but had them removed No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,263 2,175 14.1 13.3-14.8 1,668 10.4 9.8-11.1 8,420 75.5 74.6-76.5
-Gaston County 318 63 16.1 12.4-20.7 50 11.1 8.2-14.8 205 72.8 67.4-77.6
GENDER
Male 130 18 11.7 7.1-18.5 12 6.5 3.4-12.0 100 81.8 74.1-87.7
Female 188 45 20.1 14.7-26.8 38 15.1 10.7-20.9 105 64.8 57.1-71.8
RACE
White 282 56 16.5 12.6-21.5 47 12.2 8.9-16.5 179 71.3 65.4-76.5
Other 36 7 13.6 5.3-30.5 3 4.1 1.2-13.0 26 82.3 65.7-91.9
AGE
40-44 31 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 31 100 . - .
45+ 287 63 19.3 14.9-24.7 50 13.3 9.8-17.7 174 67.4 61.2-72.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 34 17.6 12.3-24.6 33 13.9 9.6-19.8 105 68.4 60.5-75.4
Some College + 146 29 14.4 9.7-20.9 17 7.9 4.6-13.3 100 77.6 70.1-83.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 171 40 21.0 15.1-28.4 32 14.0 9.5-20.0 99 65.1 56.9-72.5
$50,000+ 97 13 9.0 5.1-15.6 2 2.3 0.5-10.0 82 88.7 81.1-93.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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