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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 124,388
Gender
   Male 55,272
   Female 69,116
Age
   Under 5 817
   5-17 7,077
   18-34 13,366
   35-64 51,152
   65-74 22,328
   75 and older 29,648

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 115,673
Gender
   Male 51,049
   Female 64,624
Age
   Under 5 1,685
   5-17 5,031
   18-34 11,389
   35-64 51,110
   65-74 17,730
   75 and older 28,728

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 123,362
Gender
   Male 57,609
   Female 65,753
Age
   Under 5 1,284
   5-17 4,735
   18-34 12,786
   35-64 55,977
   65-74 19,748
   75 and older 28,832

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 113,551
Gender
   Male 50,325
   Female 63,226
Age
   Under 5 374
   5-17 4,305
   18-34 11,088
   35-64 50,607
   65-74 17,095
   75 and older 30,082

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 116,522
Gender
   Male 51,343
   Female 65,179
Age
   Under 5 1108
   5-17 5,428
   18-64 61,255
   65-74 18,347
   75 and older 28,832

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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