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for the Blind

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Idaho

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 33,935
Gender
   Male 15,672
   Female 18,263
Age
   Under 5 323
   5-17 2,838
   18-34 3,146
   35-64 13,389
   65-74 4,428
   75 and older 9,811

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 35,539
Gender
   Male 15,520
   Female 20,019
Age
   Under 5 991
   5-17 2,398
   18-34 2,946
   35-64 13,387
   65-74 5,992
   75 and older 9,825

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 33,223
Gender
   Male 15,127
   Female 18,096
Age
   Under 5 795
   5-17 2,421
   18-34 4,508
   35-64 12,403
   65-74 3,554
   75 and older 9,542

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 29,163
Gender
   Male 15,568
   Female 13,595
Age
   Under 5 476
   5-17 1,458
   18-34 3,480
   35-64 11,616
   65-74 3,106
   75 and older 9,033

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 29,941
Gender
   Male 14,957
   Female 14,984
Age
   Under 5 736
   5-17 2,097
   18-64 13,850
   65-74 3,481
   75 and older 9,777

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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