Vision Problems and Blindness
The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS) reports the prevalence of visual function limitations based on self-reported difficulty with activities of daily living that the respondent believes are due to difficulty seeing.
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult module (ages 18+) includes six questions that begin with “Even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, because of your eyesight, how difficult is it for you to…” followed by six activities.
|Description||Question Text||NHIS Variable Names||Response Options|
|Even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, because of your eyesight, how difficult is it for you…||find something on a crowded shelf?||CRD, AVDFCRD, AVDF_CRD||-Not at all difficult
-Only a little difficult
-Can’t do at all because of eyesight;
-Do not do this activity for other reasons;
|drive during daytime in familiar places?||DRV,
|read ordinary print in newspapers?||NWS, AVDF_NWS|
|do work or hobbies that require you to see well up close such as cooking, sewing, fixing things around the house, or using hand tools?||AVDF_CLS|
|go down steps, stairs, or curbs in dim light or at night?||AVDF_NIT|
|notice objects off to the side while you are walking along||AVDF_PER|
The data source available for this category is National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) – Adult module. See data source documentation.