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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Pennsylvania

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

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 Visual Loss

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 Visual Loss

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 Visual Loss

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 Visual Loss

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 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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