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for the Blind

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Arkansas

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 91,986
Gender
   Male 45,262
   Female 46,724
Age
   Under 5 1,504
   5-17 5,965
   18-34 9,208
   35-64 39,896
   65-74 15,368
   75 and older 20,045

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 98,991
Gender
   Male 45,015
   Female 453,976
Age
   Under 5 1,835
   5-17 6,546
   18-34 12,069
   35-64 43,055
   65-74 13,795
   75 and older 21,691

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 90,174
Gender
   Male 40,441
   Female 49,733
Age
   Under 5 882
   5-17 5,311
   18-34 10,568
   35-64 37,297
   65-74 13,297
   75 and older 22,819

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 95,529
Gender
   Male 45,091
   Female 50,438
Age
   Under 5 903
   5-17 4,449
   18-34 11,754
   35-64 42,183
   65-74 13,963
   75 and older 22,277

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 91,455
Gender
   Male 41,313
   Female 50,142
Age
   Under 5 998
   5-17 5,921
   18-64 45,409
   65-74 14,363
   75 and older 24,764

Definition and scope: The term vision loss refers to individuals who reported they have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, as well as those who are blind or unable to see at all.

Data source: 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. www.census.gov/acs/www/

Comparing American Community Survey 1-year data with other data: Generally, American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates can be compared with other ACS 1-year data. However, since ACS variables change over time, some areas and subjects must be compared with caution, or not compared at all. In this instance, the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ACS 1-year estimates are comparable because the vision loss variable was written the same in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ACS instruments.

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