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for the Blind

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New Jersey

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 167,717
Gender
   Male 72,056
   Female 95,661
Age
   Under 5 2,038
   5-17 12,215
   18-34 19,785
   35-64 63,445
   65-74 22,157
   75 and older 48,077

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 169,589
Gender
   Male 66,482
   Female 103,107
Age
   Under 5 1,951
   5-17 9,926
   18-34 17,424
   35-64 64,896
   65-74 22,428
   75 and older 52,964

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 149,400
Gender
   Male 61,957
   Female 87,443
Age
   Under 5 1,944
   5-17 10,695
   18-34 13,673
   35-64 52,802
   65-74 20,074
   75 and older 50,212

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 164,708
Gender
   Male 71,323
   Female 93,385
Age
   Under 5 2,333
   5-17 9,958
   18-34 15,617
   35-64 62,093
   65-74 24,726
   75 and older 49,981

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 158,073
Gender
   Male 64,781
   Female 93,292
Age
   Under 5 3,005
   5-17 9,510
   18-64 77,305
   65-74 19,582
   75 and older 48,671

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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