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for the Blind

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Louisiana

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 144,787
Gender
   Male 64,289
   Female 80,498
Age
   Under 5 2,194
   5-17 8,530
   18-34 17,455
   35-64 64,215
   65-74 23,514
   75 and older 28,879

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 140,751
Gender
   Male 63,360
   Female 77,391
Age
   Under 5 2,059
   5-17 864
   18-34 15,443
   35-64 66,109
   65-74 18,986
   75 and older 29,190

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 134,513
Gender
   Male 56,767
   Female 77,746
Age
   Under 5 2,724
   5-17 11,170
   18-34 13,444
   35-64 57,270
   65-74 22,282
   75 and older 27,623

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 129,295
Gender
   Male 56,421
   Female 72,874
Age
   Under 5 1,403
   5-17 10,857
   18-34 13,432
   35-64 56,024
   65-74 19,701
   75 and older 27,878

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 138,101
Gender
   Male 61,455
   Female 76,646
Age
   Under 5 1,926
   5-17 8,615
   18-64 74,720
   65-74 20,582
   75 and older 32,258

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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