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for the Blind

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Connecticut

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 58,064
Gender
   Male 24,497
   Female 33,567
Age
   Under 5 916
   5-17 5,188
   18-34 4,771
   35-64 20,696
   65-74 7,615
   75 and older 18,878

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 58,582
Gender
   Male 24,342
   Female 34,240
Age
   Under 5 719
   5-17 4,120
   18-34 5,683
   35-64 23,032
   65-74 6,505
   75 and older 18,523

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 53,338
Gender
   Male 22,827
   Female 30,511
Age
   Under 5 669
   5-17 4,253
   18-34 3,413
   35-64 19,023
   65-74 7,842
   75 and older 18,138

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 55,728
Gender
   Male 22,704
   Female 33,024
Age
   Under 5 502
   5-17 2,724
   18-34 6,052
   35-64 22,045
   65-74 7,174
   75 and older 17,231

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 55,757
Gender
   Male 22,820
   Female 32,937
Age
   Under 5 1,361
   5-17 3,372
   18-64 25,430
   65-74 6,897
   75 and older 18,697

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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