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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 28,627
Gender
   Male 14,318
   Female 14,309
Age
   Under 5 87
   5-17 1,000
   18-34 3,133
   35-64 10,934
   65-74 4,329
   75 and older 9,144

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 28,227
Gender
   Male 12,684
   Female 15,543
Age
   Under 5 290
   5-17 1,670
   18-34 2,977
   35-64 10,700
   65-74 4,143
   75 and older 8,447

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 27,250
Gender
   Male 12,420
   Female 14,830
Age
   Under 5 787
   5-17 1,509
   18-34 1,972
   35-64 10,618
   65-74 3,361
   75 and older 9,003

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 28,567
Gender
   Male 13,096
   Female 15,471
Age
   Under 5 361
   5-17 665
   18-34 2,935
   35-64 13,473
   65-74 3,086
   75 and older 8,047

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 31,371
Gender
   Male 14,443
   Female 16,928
Age
   Under 5 272
   5-17 1,425
   18-64 15,675
   65-74 3,773
   75 and older 10,226

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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