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Kentucky

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 126,533
Gender
   Male 59,968
   Female 66,565
Age
   Under 5 1,124
   5-17 7,384
   18-34 13,450
   35-64 57,655
   65-74 18,720
   75 and older 28,200

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 128,549
Gender
   Male 56,956
   Female 71,593
Age
   Under 5 1,602
   5-17 6,782
   18-34 12,859
   35-64 59,390
   65-74 18,634
   75 and older 29,282

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 132,252
Gender
   Male 60,607
   Female 71,645
Age
   Under 5 1,696
   5-17 7,700
   18-34 13,488
   35-64 62,948
   65-74 18,592
   75 and older 27,828

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 127,988
Gender
   Male 59,079
   Female 68,909
Age
   Under 5 2,137
   5-17 7,908
   18-34 13,572
   35-64 57,930
   65-74 18,904
   75 and older 27,537

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 134,394
Gender
   Male 60,139
   Female 74,255
Age
   Under 5 1,248
   5-17 5,825
   18-64 76,382
   65-74 18,882
   75 and older 32,057

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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