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Michigan

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 203,826
Gender
   Male 93,412
   Female 110,414
Age
   Under 5 3,587
   5-17 11,880
   18-34 18,522
   35-64 87,495
   65-74 29,880
   75 and older 52,462

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 213,521
Gender
   Male 92,946
   Female 120,575
Age
   Under 5 2,438
   5-17 13,388
   18-34 22,837
   35-64 91,241
   65-74 27,209
   75 and older 56,408

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 211,591
Gender
   Male 93,079
   Female 118,512
Age
   Under 5 3,129
   5-17 14,061
   18-34 21,960
   35-64 86,453
   65-74 25,687
   75 and older 60,301

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 200,676
Gender
   Male 88,594
   Female 112,082
Age
   Under 5 1,694
   5-17 13,755
   18-34 20,795
   35-64 87,969
   65-74 24,457
   75 and older 52,006

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 213,871
Gender
   Male 93,887
   Female 119,984
Age
   Under 5 2,789
   5-17 13,204
   18-64 114,029
   65-74 24,685
   75 and older 59,164

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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