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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 13,050
Gender
   Male 5,952
   Female 7,098
Age
   Under 5 466
   5-17 612
   18-34 953
   35-64 5,603
   65-74 1,505
   75 and older 3,911

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 11,581
Gender
   Male 4,731
   Female 6,850
Age
   Under 5 211
   5-17 842
   18-34 949
   35-64 4,067
   65-74 1,345
   75 and older 4,167

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 11,553
Gender
   Male 5,534
   Female 6,019
Age
   Under 5 206
   5-17 623
   18-34 1,322
   35-64 4,702
   65-74 952
   75 and older 3,748

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 11,943
Gender
   Male 4,919
   Female 7,024
Age
   Under 5 41
   5-17 441
   18-34 1,456
   35-64 4,598
   65-74 1,279
   75 and older 4,128

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 13,861
Gender
   Male 6,061
   Female 7,800
Age
   Under 5 133
   5-17 766
   18-64 6,335
   65-74 1,556
   75 and older 5,071

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; 2102 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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