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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 20,436
Gender
   Male 9,490
   Female 10,946
Age
   Under 5 140
   5-17 1,298
   18-34 2,132
   35-64 7,727
   65-74 2,987
   75 and older 6,152

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 22,196
Gender
   Male 10,281
   Female 11,915
Age
   Under 5 756
   5-17 1,306
   18-34 1,772
   35-64 8,006
   65-74 3,250
   75 and older 7,106

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 23,185
Gender
   Male 11,674
   Female 11,511
Age
   Under 5 194
   5-17 2,283
   18-34 1,764
   35-64 7,221
   65-74 3,593
   75 and older 8,129

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 19,975
Gender
   Male 10,231
   Female 9,744
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 729
   18-34 2,119
   35-64 7,591
   65-74 2,870
   75 and older 6,666

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 22,607
Gender
   Male 9,873
   Female 12,734
Age
   Under 5 388
   5-17 1,113
   18-64 9,672
   65-74 2,968
   75 and older 8,466

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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