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Nebraska

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 30,618
Gender
   Male 13,970
   Female 16,648
Age
   Under 5 273
   5-17 2,126
   18-34 3,062
   35-64 11,582
   65-74 3,275
   75 and older 10,300

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 27,359
Gender
   Male 13,507
   Female 13,852
Age
   Under 5 340
   5-17 1,260
   18-34 2,638
   35-64 9,971
   65-74 3,145
   75 and older 10,005

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 33,128
Gender
   Male 15,875
   Female 17,253
Age
   Under 5 341
   5-17 2,056
   18-34 3,878
   35-64 11,871
   65-74 4,050
   75 and older 10,932

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 30,512
Gender
   Male 15,282
   Female 15,230
Age
   Under 5 359
   5-17 2,235
   18-34 4,424
   35-64 11,350
   65-74 3,362
   75 and older 8,782

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 31,499
Gender
   Male 15,258
   Female 16,241
Age
   Under 5 639
   5-17 2,673
   18-64 13,554
   65-74 3,412
   75 and older 11,221

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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