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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

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

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?
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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 12,267 10,240 84.7 83.8-85.5 1,321 9.9 9.3-10.6 499 3.9 3.5- 4.4 115 0.8 0.6- 1.0 92 0.7 0.5- 0.9
-Gaston County 320 266 83.1 77.6-87.5 35 9.6 6.5-13.8 12 4.8 2.5- 9.0 5 1.6 0.5- 4.7 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2
GENDER
Male 131 113 84.5 75.5-90.5 11 8.1 4.2-15.1 5 5.5 2.2-13.0 2 2.0 0.4- 9.9 0 0.0 . - .
Female 189 153 81.9 74.5-87.5 24 10.9 6.9-16.9 7 4.2 1.7-10.1 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2 2 1.8 0.4- 7.7
RACE
White 284 240 84.2 78.3-88.7 31 9.3 6.2-13.8 8 4.5 2.1- 9.4 4 1.6 0.5- 5.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Other 36 26 76.6 58.3-88.4 4 11.2 3.9-28.4 4 6.4 2.2-17.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 1 4.8 0.7-27.2
AGE
40-44 31 28 88.3 68.6-96.3 2 7.2 1.7-25.9 1 4.5 0.6-26.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 289 238 82.1 76.2-86.8 33 10.0 6.8-14.5 11 4.9 2.5- 9.3 5 1.9 0.6- 5.6 2 1.1 0.3- 5.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 173 141 80.4 72.4-86.5 17 9.4 5.4-15.7 10 7.2 3.6-13.8 3 1.3 0.4- 4.4 2 1.8 0.4- 7.8
Some College + 147 125 86.1 78.0-91.6 18 9.8 5.7-16.3 2 2.3 0.5-10.2 2 1.9 0.3- 9.9 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 142 83.0 75.3-88.7 19 8.7 5.2-14.2 8 6.4 3.0-13.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 1 1.4 0.2- 9.0
$50,000+ 98 88 89.5 80.0-94.8 9 8.2 3.9-16.1 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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