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Wisconsin

Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 94,585
Gender
   Male 44,417
   Female 50,168
Age
   Under 5 1,092
   5-17 5,844
   18-34 11,139
   35-64 36,493
   65-74 10,157
   75 and older 29,860

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 99,727
Gender
   Male 46,696
   Female 53,031
Age
   Under 5 1,502
   5-17 8,163
   18-34 10,192
   35-64 39,812
   65-74 11,570
   75 and older 28,488

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 88,422
Gender
   Male 38,871
   Female 49,551
Age
   Under 5 1,984
   5-17 5,052
   18-34 9,819
   35-64 31,486
   65-74 10,701
   75 and older 29,380

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 87,683
Gender
   Male 38,804
   Female 48,879
Age
   Under 5 1,512
   5-17 4,055
   18-34 7,283
   35-64 34,564
   65-74 10,447
   75 and older 29,822

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 88,014
Gender
   Male 40,734
   Female 47,280
Age
   Under 5 1,327
   5-17 4,708
   18-64 42,631
   65-74 10,194
   75 and older 29,154

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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