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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 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 12,259 8,169 66.6 65.5-67.7 2,480 20.4 19.5-21.4 1,085 8.9 8.2- 9.6 398 3.2 2.8- 3.6 127 0.9 0.7- 1.2
-Gaston County 317 198 62.4 56.0-68.4 64 19.5 15.0-25.0 36 12.0 8.3-16.9 14 4.6 2.6- 8.1 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9
GENDER
Male 129 84 65.6 55.6-74.4 25 19.4 12.6-28.6 14 10.8 6.0-18.7 5 3.6 1.3- 9.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
Female 188 114 59.6 51.3-67.4 39 19.6 14.1-26.6 22 12.9 8.1-20.1 9 5.5 2.7-11.0 4 2.3 0.8- 6.6
RACE
White 281 181 65.1 58.4-71.2 57 19.3 14.7-25.0 28 10.6 6.9-15.8 11 3.9 2.0- 7.3 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1
Other 36 17 46.6 28.5-65.6 7 20.5 8.8-41.0 8 20.2 9.5-38.0 3 9.0 2.6-26.7 1 3.7 0.5-22.1
AGE
40-44 30 18 59.7 40.2-76.5 5 17.1 6.7-37.1 5 18.2 7.6-37.9 1 3.2 0.4-19.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.4
45+ 287 180 62.9 56.3-69.1 59 20.0 15.3-25.7 31 10.7 7.2-15.6 13 4.9 2.7- 8.8 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 105 57.7 48.9-66.0 33 19.8 13.8-27.6 20 13.4 8.2-21.1 12 8.1 4.4-14.4 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4
Some College + 145 93 67.7 58.4-75.7 31 19.2 13.0-27.5 16 10.4 6.0-17.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 3 1.9 0.5- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 104 59.5 50.7-67.7 33 18.2 12.6-25.6 22 14.1 8.8-21.7 10 6.8 3.4-13.0 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5
$50,000+ 97 63 65.0 53.5-74.9 24 24.8 16.3-35.9 8 8.8 4.1-17.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4

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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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