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Georgia

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 240,243
Gender
   Male 111,567
   Female 128,676
Age
   Under 5 4,568
   5-17 16,527
   18-34 27,103
   35-64 109,032
   65-74 35,371
   75 and older 47,642

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 241,911
Gender
   Male 109,957
   Female 131,954
Age
   Under 5 4,017
   5-17 17,098
   18-34 27,234
   35-64 107,394
   65-74 33,618
   75 and older 52,550

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 223,374
Gender
   Male 97,309
   Female 126,065
Age
   Under 5 3,119
   5-17 15,153
   18-34 25,317
   35-64 97,814
   65-74 32,441
   75 and older 49,530

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 218,982
Gender
   Male 94,797
   Female 124,185
Age
   Under 5 3,666
   5-17 13,905
   18-34 23,412
   35-64 97,408
   65-74 30,336
   75 and older 50,255

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 239,169
Gender
   Male 103,981
   Female 135,188
Age
   Under 5 3,842
   5-17 19,042
   18-64 130,332
   65-74 31,470
   75 and older 54,483

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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