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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 437,118
Gender
   Male 197,317
   Female 239,801
Age
   Under 5 4,946
   5-17 21,015
   18-34 34,770
   35-64 166,285
   65-74 68,841
   75 and older 141,261

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 427,753
Gender
   Male 192,710
   Female 235,043
Age
   Under 5 3,718
   5-17 21,035
   18-34 34,587
   35-64 155,043
   65-74 63,187
   75 and older 150,183

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 400,040
Gender
   Male 176,580
   Female 223,460
Age
   Under 5 4,850
   5-17 19,785
   18-34 31,060
   35-64 146,983
   65-74 58,772
   75 and older 138,590

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 416,578
Gender
   Male 189,219
   Female 227,359
Age
   Under 5 4,746
   5-17 18,629
   18-34 33,648
   35-64 146,300
   65-74 61,830
   75 and older 151,425

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 437,393
Gender
   Male 188,785
   Female 248,608
Age
   Under 5 4,523
   5-17 21,795
   18-64 195,145
   65-74 64,145
   75 and older 151,785

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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