Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Reporting Visual Impairment by Age, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes who reported visual impairment decreased among people aged 45–64 years, 65–74 years, and among those aged 75 years or older, with the steeper decline seen in the oldest age group. In these three age groups, the percentages of adults reporting visual impairment were similar from 2009 to 2011. Throughout the period, the percentage was lowest among people aged 18–44 years and trends showed little or no change. In 2011, about 20% of adults with diagnosed diabetes aged 45 years or older reported visual impairment compared with 15.7% of those aged 18–44 years.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.