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Missouri

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 140,443
Gender
   Male 65,609
   Female 74,834
Age
   Under 5 1,795
   5-17 10,951
   18-34 13,172
   35-64 58,538
   65-74 19,376
   75 and older 36,611

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 145,721
Gender
   Male 64,318
   Female 81,403
Age
   Under 5 2,508
   5-17 8,872
   18-34 15,714
   35-64 62,257
   65-74 18,487
   75 and older 37,883

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 137,028
Gender
   Male 59,569
   Female 77,459
Age
   Under 5 1,732
   5-17 6,467
   18-34 12,824
   35-64 59,854
   65-74 19,110
   75 and older 37,041

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 143,563
Gender
   Male 61,639
   Female 81,924
Age
   Under 5 1,471
   5-17 8,239
   18-34 15,510
   35-64 63,336
   65-74 17,758
   75 and older 37,249

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 137,028
Gender
   Male 59569
   Female 77,459
Age
   Under 5 1,732
   5-17 6,467
   18-34 12,824
   35-64 59,854
   65-74 19,110
   75 and older 37,041

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 144,653
Gender
   Male 65,914
   Female 78,739
Age
   Under 5 2,114
   5-17 9,684
   18-64 76,011
   65-74 19,070
   75 and older 37,774

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; 2102 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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