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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Oregon

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 87,561
Gender
   Male 39,215
   Female 48,346
Age
   Under 5 1,908
   5-17 3,736
   18-34 9,690
   35-64 37,051
   65-74 11,815
   75 and older 23,361

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 82,133
Gender
   Male 38,430
   Female 43,703
Age
   Under 5 663
   5-17 5,600
   18-34 7,445
   35-64 35,434
   65-74 11,048
   75 and older 21,943

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 95,918
Gender
   Male 45,117
   Female 50,801
Age
   Under 5 2,741
   5-17 5,159
   18-34 11,634
   35-64 39,405
   65-74 11,449
   75 and older 25,530

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 84,147
Gender
   Male 37,405
   Female 46,742
Age
   Under 5 2,514
   5-17 5,486
   18-34 11,794
   35-64 29,501
   65-74 10,598
   75 and older 24,254

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 80,754
Gender
   Male 35,545
   Female 45,209
Age
   Under 5 1,685
   5-17 4,650
   18-64 40,421
   65-74 8,456
   75 and older 25,542

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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