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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 20,629
Gender
   Male 9,603
   Female 11,026
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 1,376
   18-34 2,359
   35-64 8,331
   65-74 2,158
   75 and older 6,405

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 18,700
Gender
   Male 7,571
   Female 11,129
Age
   Under 5 153
   5-17 565
   18-34 2,570
   35-64 7,800
   65-74 2,992
   75 and older 4,620

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 20,115
Gender
   Male 7,961
   Female 12,154
Age
   Under 5 182
   5-17 1,017
   18-34 2,466
   35-64 9,057
   65-74 1,550
   75 and older 5,843

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 18,917
Gender
   Male 8,256
   Female 10,661
Age
   Under 5 414
   5-17 1,513
   18-34 2,267
   35-64 7,258
   65-74 2,398
   75 and older 5,067

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 21,294
Gender
   Male 9,608
   Female 11,686
Age
   Under 5 55
   5-17 1,376
   18-64 10,235
   65-74 3,028
   75 and older 6,600

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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