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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 145,767
Gender
   Male 63,218
   Female 82,549
Age
   Under 5 1,330
   5-17 7,621
   18-34 17,294
   35-64 54,088
   65-74 22,621
   75 and older 42,813

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 143,748
Gender
   Male 63,779
   Female 79,969
Age
   Under 5 2,827
   5-17 8,579
   18-34 12,503
   35-64 57,901
   65-74 20,180
   75 and older 41,758

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 141,771
Gender
   Male 63,213
   Female 78,558
Age
   Under 5 2,142
   5-17 6,970
   18-34 12,110
   35-64 60,558
   65-74 20,432
   75 and older 39,559

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 139,311
Gender
   Male 62,433
   Female 76,878
Age
   Under 5 1,065
   5-17 8,425
   18-34 11,532
   35-64 55,461
   65-74 23,081
   75 and older 39,747

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 139,601
Gender
   Male 60,048
   Female 79,553
Age
   Under 5 1,026
   5-17 6,874
   18-64 72,768
   65-74 18,964
   75 and older 39,969

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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