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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 132,623
Gender
   Male 64,572
   Female 68,051
Age
   Under 5 2,207
   5-17 8,684
   18-34 14,603
   35-64 50,116
   65-74 19,321
   75 and older 37,692

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 125,881
Gender
   Male 58,643
   Female 67,238
Age
   Under 5 2,857
   5-17 8,479
   18-34 16,067
   35-64 42,478
   65-74 17,633
   75 and older 38,367

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 129,839
Gender
   Male 60,620
   Female 69,219
Age
   Under 5 1,995
   5-17 7,391
   18-34 12,070
   35-64 51,097
   65-74 19,486
   75 and older 37,800

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 134,421
Gender
   Male 63,147
   Female 71,274
Age
   Under 5 2,019
   5-17 11,090
   18-34 12,390
   35-64 50,301
   65-74 17,123
   75 and older 41,498

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 164,146
Gender
   Male 76,297
   Female 87,849
Age
   Under 5 2,012
   5-17 12,177
   18-64 83,472
   65-74 18,362
   75 and older 48,123

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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