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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 144,239
Gender
   Male 68,905
   Female 75,334
Age
   Under 5 3,024
   5-17 9,378
   18-34 14,814
   35-64 62,805
   65-74 20,828
   75 and older 33,390

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 141,148
Gender
   Male 62,542
   Female 78,606
Age
   Under 5 2,595
   5-17 9,627
   18-34 13,785
   35-64 59,977
   65-74 18,768
   75 and older 36,396

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 126,538
Gender
   Male 56,834
   Female 69,704
Age
   Under 5 1,324
   5-17 7,254
   18-34 14,253
   35-64 53,398
   65-74 18,577
   75 and older 31,732

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 131,489
Gender
   Male 61,156
   Female 70,333
Age
   Under 5 1,691
   5-17 7,294
   18-34 14,724
   35-64 52,858
   65-74 18,223
   75 and older 36,699

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 135,935
Gender
   Male 63,433
   Female 72,502
Age
   Under 5 1,841
   5-17 10,215
   18-64 69,171
   65-74 19,668
   75 and older 35,040

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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