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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Reported Vision Trouble,* by Sex and Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, 2009

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who reported vision trouble, by sex and age group in 2009. In 2009, women (9.3%) were more likely than men (7.2%) to report vision trouble. Among both men and women, adults aged ≥75 years were most likely to report vision trouble, and adults aged 18-44 years were least likely to report vision trouble. Within each sex, rates of reported vision trouble were similar for persons aged 45-64 years and 65-74 years.

* Based on responses to the following questions: "Do you have any trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses?" and "Are you blind or unable to see at all?" For this analysis, "any trouble seeing" and "blind" were combined into one category.

Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.

§ 95% confidence interval.

In 2009, women (9.3%) were more likely than men (7.2%) to report vision trouble. Among both men and women, adults aged ≥75 years were most likely to report vision trouble, and adults aged 18--44 years were least likely to report vision trouble. Within each sex, rates of reported vision trouble were similar for persons aged 45--64 years and 65--74 years.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who reported vision trouble, by sex and age group in 2009. In 2009, women (9.3%) were more likely than men (7.2%) to report vision trouble. Among both men and women, adults aged ≥75 years were most likely to report vision trouble, and adults aged 18-44 years were least likely to report vision trouble. Within each sex, rates of reported vision trouble were similar for persons aged 45-64 years and 65-74 years.



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