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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

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

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No prob./no reason to go Cost/insurance Access problems Not thought of it Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,414 2,190 49.7 47.7-51.6 1,106 25.9 24.1-27.7 153 3.3 2.7- 4.0 322 7.2 6.2- 8.3 643 14.0 12.8-15.4
-Gaston County 129 52 39.0 29.8-49.1 41 31.6 23.0-41.7 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 9 6.2 2.8-13.0 24 21.4 14.2-31.1
GENDER
Male 61 27 39.1 26.6-53.1 17 30.4 18.9-45.0 2 1.4 0.3- 5.6 4 6.8 2.1-19.7 11 22.3 12.4-36.8
Female 68 25 39.0 26.1-53.5 24 32.9 21.1-47.3 1 2.2 0.3-13.8 5 5.5 2.1-13.7 13 20.5 11.2-34.5
RACE
White 118 51 42.8 32.9-53.4 33 26.4 18.1-36.7 3 2.0 0.6- 7.1 9 7.1 3.2-14.7 22 21.7 14.0-32.0
Other 11 1 12.6 1.8-53.4 8 67.5 34.8-89.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 19.8 5.0-53.8
AGE
40-44 10 6 53.9 23.6-81.5 3 33.0 10.8-66.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 13.1 1.8-54.8
45+ 117 46 37.0 27.9-47.2 37 31.5 22.7-42.0 3 2.1 0.6- 7.3 9 7.4 3.4-15.3 22 21.9 14.3-32.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 71 27 33.8 22.7-47.1 24 36.6 24.8-50.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 6 8.8 3.5-20.4 13 20.2 11.3-33.4
Some College + 57 25 46.2 31.7-61.4 16 24.5 13.7-39.9 2 3.3 0.7-13.9 3 2.8 0.9- 8.7 11 23.3 12.6-38.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 81 31 34.5 23.8-47.1 32 42.5 30.4-55.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 5 7.4 2.8-18.3 11 14.4 7.4-26.2
$50,000+ 29 15 51.1 31.8-70.1 2 6.7 1.6-23.8 1 4.2 0.6-24.8 3 5.3 1.6-16.5 8 32.7 16.9-53.7

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This question was asked of those who have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months

^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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