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for the Blind

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New Hampshire

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 19,819
Gender
   Male 8,143
   Female 11,676
Age
   Under 5 160
   5-17 696
   18-34 1,639
   35-64 7,039
   65-74 2,862
   75 and older 7,423

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 21,165
Gender
   Male 9,322
   Female 11,843
Age
   Under 5 212
   5-17 1,319
   18-34 1,925
   35-64 7,401
   65-74 3,842
   75 and older 6,466

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 20,521
Gender
   Male 9,473
   Female 11,048
Age
   Under 5 158
   5-17 1,608
   18-34 1,893
   35-64 8,205
   65-74 2,040
   75 and older 6,617

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 20,096
Gender
   Male 9,278
   Female 10,818
Age
   Under 5 95
   5-17 399
   18-34 1,134
   35-64 7,942
   65-74 3,083
   75 and older 7,443

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 21,219
Gender
   Male 10,688
   Female 10,531
Age
   Under 5 617
   5-17 2,201
   18-64 9,447
   65-74 2,731
   75 and older 6,223

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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