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Updated May 2018

Source: American Community Survey single-year data, U.S. Census Bureau. The following are estimates which were calculated based on weighted survey samples.

Year:



2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 298,935
Gender
   Male 132,843
   Female 166,092
Age
   Under 5 1,554
   5-17 17,606
   18-34 31,495
   35-64 117,247
   65-74 51,118
   75 and older 79,915

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 298,382
Gender
   Male 134,419
   Female 163,963
Age
   Under 5 2,754
   5-17 18,189
   18-34 31,842
   35-64 116,968
   65-74 43,399
   75 and older 85,230

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 278,497
Gender
   Male 124,228
   Female 154,269
Age
   Under 5 2,974
   5-17 17,659
   18-34 29,463
   35-64 111,700
   65-74 36,396
   75 and older 80,305

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 277,781
Gender
   Male 120,745
   Female 157,036
Age
   Under 5 4,028
   5-17 17,940
   18-34 28,581
   35-64 108,262
   65-74 39,888
   75 and older 79,082

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 266,887
Gender
   Male 113,571
   Female 153,316
Age
   Under 5 2,839
   5-17 17,554
   18-34 25,501
   35-64 104,729
   65-74 35,604
   75 and older 80,660

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 258,083
Gender
   Male 112,410
   Female 145,673
Age
   Under 5 3,478
   5-17 15,283
   18-34 25,463
   35-64 95,390
   65-74 37,519
   75 and older 80,950

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 249,881
Gender
   Male 110,546
   Female 139,335
Age
   Under 5 2,338
   5-17 14,114
   18-34 19,895
   35-64 98,318
   65-74 33,527
   75 and older 81,689

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 273,282
Gender
   Male 116,655
   Female 156,627
Age
   Under 5 3,578
   5-17 18,743
   18-34 30,808
   35-64 102,938
   65-74 33,861
   75 and older 83,354

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 269,318
Gender
   Male 114,367
   Female 154,951
Age
   Under 5 3,729
   5-17 14,370
   18-64 133,041
   65-74 38,754
   75 and older 79,424

Definition and scope: The term vision difficulty 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: 2008-2016 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 2008-2016 ACS 1-year estimates are comparable because the vision loss variable was written the same in the 2008-2016 ACS instruments.

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