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for the Blind

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New Mexico

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 65,242
Gender
   Male 32,180
   Female 33,062
Age
   Under 5 615
   5-17 4,610
   18-34 5,919
   35-64 26,277
   65-74 10,329
   75 and older 17,492

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 63,602
Gender
   Male 29,332
   Female 34,270
Age
   Under 5 1,271
   5-17 3,694
   18-34 6,331
   35-64 27,871
   65-74 8,013
   75 and older 16,422

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 56,726
Gender
   Male 29,010
   Female 27,716
Age
   Under 5 725
   5-17 3,508
   18-34 5,379
   35-64 22,879
   65-74 8,522
   75 and older 15,713

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 56,036
Gender
   Male 27,246
   Female 29,060
Age
   Under 5 969
   5-17 4,277
   18-34 4,640
   35-64 22,117
   65-74 8,086
   75 and older 16,217

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 63,752
Gender
   Male 29,987
   Female 33,765
Age
   Under 5 1,117
   5-17 3,452
   18-64 31,028
   65-74 9,732
   75 and older 18,423

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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